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Patagonia Alplight Down Pullover – Fantastic Lightweight Insulation

This February I joined two friends to ski up Glacier Gorge in Rocky Mountain National Park and sample some water ice at the head of the gorge. A sunny and fairly calm day with single digit temps, I was psyched to climb in an R1 fleece and windbreaker with just this featherweight down pullover to keep me warm during the belays. For each pitch I stuffed it in its pocket and clipped it to my harness. 

Patagonia Alplight Down Pullover – Fantastic Lightweight Insulation Drew Thayer   Long renowned for manufacturing popular down jackets like the go-anywhere Down Sweater and the spacious DAS belay parka, Patagonia has now made their entry into the somewhat crowded field of ultra-light down insulation with the new Patagonia Alplight Down pullover and jacket. How do these pieces perform?    

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Mountain Hardwear Minimizer GORE-TEX Paclite Plus Jacket – Lightweight and Durable Protection

Mountain Hardwear Minimizer GORE-TEX Paclite Plus Jacket - Devan Michael- pic credit Michelle Rockey

Mountain Hardwear Minimizer GORE-TEX Paclite Plus Jacket Devan Michael   Are you a weekend warrior that laughs when inclement weather is in the forecast? Are you the mountain hiker or trailer runner that doesn’t let a little (or a lot) of rain get in their way from making some epic AOTDs (otherwise known as Adventures of the Day)? Or are

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