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Outdoor Research Foray Jacket

Outdoor Research Foray Jacket on Mt Isolation

My winter shell is the Outdoor Research Foray Jacket because I prefer wearing jackets with pit zips, especially if they are made out of a breathable fabric like Gore-Tex, Polartec Neoshell or eVent. Outdoor Research is one of the few companies that puts pit zips on jackets made out of breathable fabrics …

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Berghaus VapourLight Hyper Jacket Review

The Beghaus Hyper Jackets is a waterproof breathable shell that just weighs just 3.3 ounces

The Berghaus Hyper Jacket is a minimalist rain jacket that can be used by hikers and runners. Weighing just 3.3 ounces in a men’s XL (94 grams), it is a waterproof breathable jacket with a surprisingly good DWR coating that sheds rain well and a breathable shell fabric that visibly works. The …

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Ultimate Direction Ultra Jacket Review

The Ultimate Direction Ultra Jacket wetted out on me after a few hours of hiking in the rain. It doesn't matter what the waterproof/breathability rating of your jacket is. Condensation will still occur in the right circumstances and soak you inside any rain coat.JPG

The Ultimate Direction Ultra Jacket is a 6.3 ounce lightweight rain jacket (in a size men’s XL) that is light enough to be used as a wind shirt or a rain jacket. Specially designed for ultra runners in Europe’s Ultra-Trail du Mont-Blanc, it has high waterproof/breathability ratings in lab tests, but like …

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Montane Minimus Rain Pants

Montane Minimus Rain Pants are not baggy

Besides the fact that they’re very lightweight, the most important thing you have to know about Montane’s Minimus Rain Pants is that they’re not baggy. They have extra velcro tabs along the base of the legs that you can cinch down to make the legs form-fitting so they don’t flop …

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