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The best rain jacket I've ever owned. Better than anything I can find nowadays. Like many other reviewers I've found that this is the best rain jacket I've ever owned. I bought it many years ago for around $70 which seemed expensive at the time... I'd pay double now without thinking twice if they made them again. Mine is no longer waterproof and the zipper broke. :-( Columbia Sportswear bought Pacific Trail and I've emailed them but don't hold out much hope. I just can't bring myself to buy… Full review
I made sure to snag one when the Boulder-based outfitter was going out of business. I miss 'em! I've used my Chrome Dome in light rain, heavy rain, and bright sun. It seems like a perfectly designed product. Nothing innovative here, just sensible design. The bright side reflects the sun better than any other color, and the black lining provides maximum shade. The deeper shape helps prevent the dreaded spoke inversions that plague lesser umbrellas. I enjoy "flying" mine by tipping the upwind edge… Full review
The SMD Silver Shadow is a trail umbrella designed to protect rain or shine. Light and easy to carry it pops up fast and stows easily. Not very functional for bushwhacking, but great for use on open trails, ridges, and road walks where trees don't get in the way. Specs: Weight - 8.9oz/252g Length - 25"/63.5cm Open Width - 37"/94cm Features & Construction: The Silver Shadow takes its name from the reflective surface of the exterior of the dome. SMD doesn't list the specifics of this material,… Full review
Is it a sock? is it a shoe? Yes! Skinners sock shoes might be a new category in outdoor footwear. I recently acquired some Skinners Sock Shoes. What? They are basically a sock covered on the sole with a protective rubber polymer. I believe that this might be new category of outdoor footwear. I'd say they offer more protection that a sock and perhaps less protection than a minimalist shoe. I suppose the closest comparable footwear might be minimalist footwear like FiveFingers Shoes, Merrell Trail… Full review
The Clova SV Breeches are hard wearing 3/4 length pants made from windproof and water resistant Ventile in a classic breech style from Scottish manufacturer Hilltrek. They are ideal for hiking in temperate climates where some wind and rain can be expected. Hilltrek offer a range of options for their breeches and a made to measure service. Increasingly, in these times of rising environmental awareness, the question is often asked on the forums: I want to make my backpacking more environmentally friendly,… Full review
Comfortable low profile elastic belt with easy to use buckle. Recommended. When using shorts or pants without a built-in belt a belt is often helpful. This belt is made of sturdy and comfortable synthetic elastic fabric, and has a low profile nylon/plastic clip buckle that is easy to close and open. The belt comes in a couple of widths. I like what they call the "slim" width, which is wide enough for my uses (about 1.25 inches). Comes in one length (claim up to 41 inch waist) and is easy to adjust,… Full review
Bought this hat in 2017, after a few too many friends had come down with skin cancer. I think we all started with baseball caps that only offered the bill protection, after being introduced to Boonie Hats in the service, they offer a lot more protection and used those for 30 years until some friends developed skin cancer of various degrees and started to get serious about. I looked at the Tilley and price seemed high but most good things are. I have used on fishing trips, backpacking, and bird hunting… Full review