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Best Mid-Layer Insulation Apparel

Patagonia R1 - 100 Weight Fleece

What is the best mid-layer insulation apparel for hikers and backpackers? It depends, of course, on where you hike and the weather conditions you expect to encounter. But first lets define what a mid-layer is to avoid confusion. A mid-layer insulation top is usually worn over a base layer long …

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Patagonia R1 Hoody

I’ve been testing a Patagonia R1 Hoody fleece pullover for the past month and I’ve decided that I like the combination of it and a windproof and waterproof shell better than my current active layering system for winter hiking and mountaineering. If you recall, I started using a Marmot Driclime …

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