Category Archives: Jackets

First Look @ the Montbell Ex Light Anorak

As I mentioned in my last update, I was thinking about picking up the new Montbell Ex Light Down Anorak… and I did. As I mentioned, I have lost quite a bit of weight (45 lbs to be exact) and I … Continue reading

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Mont-bell Ex Light Down Jacket

A few years back, I purchased my first Mont-bell down garment, the UL Down Inner jacket. Then shortly after, I also ordered the UL Down Inner parka.  Being that I couldn’t justify having both, the jacket and the parka, I … Continue reading

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First Look at the Montane Minimus Smock

While hiking approximately 3 hours in pretty steady rain on a previous hike, I learned a few things about my silnylon rain jacket. While it is great as far as weight is concerned, and even despite the most excellent fit, … Continue reading

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First Look at Luke’s Ultralite Silnylon Rain Shell

Manufacturer: Luke’s Ultralite Product: Silnylon Rain Shell Year of Manufacture: 2012 MSRP: (US) $69.00 (+ $10.00 for additional pit zips) Size Ordered: XLarge (with custom work) Listed Weight (w/ Stuff Sack): 4.2 oz (without pit zips) Measured Weight (w/ Stuff … Continue reading

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The North Face Verto Wind Jacket

It has taken me a while to finally give in and give wind jackets a try, but I finally did. The way I have viewed them is, why would I need a wind jacket when my hard shell already does … Continue reading

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Mont-Bell UL Down Inner Parka

As much as I hated to see my Mont-Bell UL Down Inner Jacket go, I felt that it was only right to do so. Now that I am really focusing on my AT thru hike in 2013, when I make … Continue reading

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