Clothing Reviews

Montbell Versalite Pants Review

Montbell Versalite Pants Review

Montbell’s Versalite Pants are 2-layer ultralight waterproof/breathable pants that weigh just 3.7 oz (in a men’s XL.) They can be used as rain pants or wind pants or when you want lightweight layer to keep your legs warmer in camp. Montbell’s Versalite …

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REI Flash Insulated Hybrid Hoodie Review

The REI Flash Insulated Hybrid Hoodie is a synthetic insulated hooded jacket that packs down small but provides an impressive amount of warmth in cool weather. It’s loaded with storage and performance features including five pockets including a stuffable chest pocket, an …

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Marmot Precip Rain Jacket Review

The Marmot Precip is the most popular backpacking rain jacket today

The Marmot PreCip Rain Jacket is the most popular rain jacket today with good reason: it’s a fully-featured waterproof breathable rain jacket that provides excellent performance at a reasonable price, usually available under $100. (See: Top 10 Backpacker Rain Jackets) Besides the …

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REI Flash Gaiters Review

Rei Flash Gaiters Review

REI Flash Gaiters are lightweight softshell gaiters designed for use with trail runners, trail shoes and hiking boots. They have an elastic cord that runs under the soles of your shoes and a velcro front closure, so you can put them on …

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The Darn Tough Sock Guarantee

Darn Tough Warranty Form (Click to download PDF)

Hikers swear by Darn Tough’s wool socks because they last forever. Darn Tough even warrantees them for life (click for warranty form), and will send you a replacement pair if you wear them out. For example, I sent in 8 worn-out pairs …

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Warbonnet Stash Rain Jacket Review

Warbonnet Stash Rain Jacket Review

The Warbonnet Stash Jacket is available as a rain jacket or a non-waterproof windbreaker (see review), depending on the fabric you order. This is a review of the rain jacket made with the 30 Denier siliconized nylon which Warbonnet uses to make …

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Patagonia Houdini Jacket Review

Wind Jacket Example and Use

The Patagonia Houdini Jacket is an ultralight jacket designed to help you stay warm in cool windy weather. It’s not waterproof or insulated but provides a windproof layer to prevent the cold air from stripping away the heat trapped in your baselayer …

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