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Jack Wolfskin North Climate Jacket – Great Warmth for a Bargain

Jack Wolfskin North Climate Jacket

Jack Wolfskin North Climate Jacket – Great Warmth for a Bargain The Jack Wolfskin North Climate Jacket is a very warm down jacket that has kept me warm in -15F temps. It packs a lot of 700 fill down for a very fair price! Jack Wolfskin North Climate Jacket This jacket really impressed me.  From the amazing amount of warmth, it

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Patagonia DAS Light Hoody – Best Belay Jacket for Moderately Cold Temps

Patagonia DAS Light Hoody Hood Engearment

Patagonia DAS Light Hoody – Best Belay Jacket for Moderately Cold Temps Drew Thayer Patagonia DAS Light Hoody is the “Micro Puff for climbers”: a minimalist, wind-proof belay jacket designed for rock climbing in moderately cold conditions. Patagonia DAS Light Hoody Review This is the jacket that I wanted the Micro Puff to be for climbing. I started bringing my

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New Gore-Tex Pro Shell – Actually, 3 New GoreTex Pro Shells

Gore-Tex Pro Shell Engearment testing

New Gore-Tex Pro Shell – Actually, 3 New GoreTex Pro Shells New Gore-Tex Pro Shell How do you improve on the industry standard? Gore-Tex sent over a prototype jacket for us to find out! Now, this jacket is not available for purchase (sorry!) but, it does have all 3 of the new Pro Shell technologies built into it.  This is

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Patagonia Micro Puff vs Nano Puff vs Nano Air – 3 Awesome Puffies, but What is Best for You?

Patagonia Micro Puff vs Nano Puff vs Nano Air

Patagonia Micro Puff vs Nano Puff vs Nano Air – 3 Awesome Puffies, but What is Best for You? If you are looking at great mid weight puffs then this is for you!  The Patagonia Micro Puff vs Nano Puff vs Nano Air showdown will go over the similarities and the differences of each jacket, so you can find the

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Black Diamond Access Down Hoody – Hands Down the Best

Black Diamond Access Down Hoody

Black Diamond Access Down Hoody Kate Agathon Hands down (no pun intended) my very favorite piece this winter is the Black Diamond Access Down Hoody.    Purchased last month mostly because I was attracted to a particular color (Vermillion), I have not worn any of my other down jackets since.    The 700-fill Black Diamond Access Down Hoody underwent a

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Mountain Hardwear Ghost Whisperer 2 – New HyperDry Down

Mountain Hardwear Ghost Whisperer 2 Engearment

Mountain Hardwear Ghost Whisperer 2 – New HyperDry Down The Mountain Hardwear Ghost Whisperer 2 ($325) is an update to the extremely popular Ghost Whisperer jacket.  Now featuring a water-resistant down, called HyperDry, and ridiculously light construction.  Using Mountain Hardwear’s own 10D Whisper Ripstop material to save weight and is made of 100% recycled fabrics.  Wow, that is a lot

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