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The chest only insulation in the LL Primaloft Superlight Jacket is perfect for highly aerobic activities like cross country skiing and snowshoeing

LL Bean Primaloft Superlight Jacket Review

The LL Bean Primaloft Superlight Jacket is a lightweight hooded insulated jacket, perfect for winter hiking, cross-country skiing, and other highly aerobic winter sports. Insulated just over the front chest and sides, and not on the back or arms, it’s a kind of a cross between a lightweight insulated vest and a hooded wind breaker. Weighing just […]

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Should you get an insulated jacket with a hood or without one?

Insulated Jackets: Hood or No Hood?

When purchasing an insulated jacket for backpacking, should you buy one with a hood or without? I think it really depends on how you plan to use it with the other clothing you carry. In three-season weather, I bring a hoodless insulated jacket on all of my trips which layers easily under a hooded rain […]

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

Berghaus VapourLight Hyper Jacket Review

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 Hyper Jacket is very minimal with […]

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