Category Archives: Jackets

Post Hike Gear Talk: March 2015 – Carver’s Gap to Kincora Hostel (Dennis Cove Rd)

I recently met up with a few friends to hike a 40 mile section of the AT (for those that don’t know, that’s the “Appalachian Trail”) from Carver’s Gap to Dennis Cove Rd (or more accurately, to Kincora Hostel on … Continue reading

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Post Hike Gear Talk: January 2015 – Hot Springs to Max Patch

Last weekend I met up with a few friends and continued my hike a few miles farther north along the Appalachian Trail. On day 1 we began our hike from the parking lot below Max Patch, and hiked ~7 miles to Walnut … Continue reading

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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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