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GoLite Waterproof Reed Pants

Golite’s Reed Pants are one of the lightest waterproof pants available today. At 6.4 oz for a men’s large, they are significantly lighter than both the old and new versions of Marmot Precips that weigh in at 9 oz. or more depending on size. These pants also compress down to …

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RailRiders Eco-Mesh Shirt

It’s mid-June and the black flies are at their peak on the Appalachian Trail and Long Trail in Vermont. Under these conditions, the best way to avoid being bitten to death is to wear a long sleeve shirt and long pants when you’re out hiking or backpacking. The trick, however, …

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Cocoon UL 60 Vest

Coccon UL Vest

The Cocoon line of jackets and pants is manufactured by Bozeman Mountain Works, a now defunct boutique manufacturer of ultralight backpacking gear. Their UL 60 Vest, shown here, uses Polarguard Delta insulation, a lightweight synthetic material that along with Primaloft, became popular last year with mainstream manufacturers like the North Face. …

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Outdoor Research Ion Windshirt

  Outdoor Research is not known for their jackets but I’ve had good luck with their Ion wind shirt which I bought for a song at the REI Outlet last year. This is a 2006 product but you can still find it in outlet stores on the web. It should …

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