Clothes and Layering

Mechanical Venting, Pit Zips, and Layering

Breathable Fabrics and The Emperor's New Clothes

Are you sick of the exaggerated breathability claims made by outdoor gear manufacturers? Can you really afford to spend another $400 – $600 dollars on a jacket with the latest breathable fabric? Do you realize you are being played by unscrupulous manufacturers in a never-ending game of bait and switch? …

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Fleece Buyers Guide

Fleece is a synthetic fabric that’s proven ideal for outdoor recreational use because it’s warm, fast-drying, and extremely durable. Fleece clothing requires no special care and can be machine washed and dried for years without shrinkage. Stylish and available in many different colors, fleece pullovers and jackets, hats, gloves, mittens, …

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Why Does DWR Suck?

1-Durable Water Repellant Coatings Prvent Wet-Out by Making Water Bead on the Surface of Fabric and Roll Off

The DWR (Durable Water Repellent) that rain gear manufacturers put on waterproof/breathable rain gear and hard shells is really not that durable. It’s a chemical coating that you need to reapply over and over to make rain water bead on the surface of your rain gear and roll off. It …

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