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Garmin Virb
I have been using the Garmin version of the GoPro as my hiking camera for almost a year now. I use it for still photos and video. I have found a few tricks that help: 1) I use the narrowest/m...

In GEAR » GoPro Hero3: Yay or nay?
December 17, 2:20pm

Re: names
NanoPro is just a buzzword. It doesn't really mean anything specific. Just a generic claim of tiny "nano" sized pores in the PU coating (PreCip) or PU film laminate (Membrain) so that...

In GEAR » Marmot Essence
December 11, 3:30pm

essence and PreCip NOT the same
Notwithstanding the use of the same marketing buzzword (NanoPro), the Precip and the Essence are not the same. The PreCip is a PU coated fabric -- a PU coating is actually applied (as in painted...

In GEAR » Marmot Essence
December 10, 4:26pm

Re: essence
I have a Marmot Essence jacket and pants (probably from 2012 or 2013). Although I have a GoreTex ProShell and a Precip jacket, the Essence is what goes in my backpack every time. It is also my go-t...

In GEAR » Marmot Essence
December 09, 2:49pm

Which kind of drying?
Are we talking about drying when you take it out of the washing machine? Or drying when you are wearing it and it gets damp?

In GEAR » Capilene 4 vs Phase SV: dry time
December 08, 12:31pm

Not windproof fleece
Windproof fleece would be awful for a balaclava. They make it "windproof" with some kind of laminate like a PU or GoreTex laminate. Marketing hype notwithstanding, these laminate layers c...

In GEAR » Merino buff vs windproof fleece balaclava?
December 08, 12:29pm

I have used the Power Dry HE Cap 4 tops and bottoms as pajamas in temps from the 30s to the upper 50s. It's fantastic. Warm, but breathes enough that it doesn't seem to get damp from overhe...

In GEAR » Patagonia Cap 4 vs IceBreaker 260
December 08, 10:42am

Marmot version
And the Marmot version of Polartec Power Dry HE. For all intents and purposes, it's identical to the Patagonia version, but the grida aren't abraded away quite as much at the edges. I haven...

In GEAR » Capilene 4 vs Phase SV: dry time
December 07, 11:27pm

Phase SV
From the pix I can find of the Phase SV, it looks like the old expedition weight Power Dry fabric. I'm sure that it wicks and dries well, but a fairly heavy base layer material. The Power Dr...

In GEAR » Capilene 4 vs Phase SV: dry time
December 07, 11:16pm

Probably right
Justin, you are probably right. The LLBean Balaclava looks like it's the mid-weight Polartec PowerDry fabric. Same as the Marmot mid-weight baselayer and probably similar to the Patagonia Cap 3...

In GEAR » Balaclava that allows me to breath while running?
December 03, 12:46pm

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Marmot Essence
I picked up a 2011 model Essence rain jacket on the clearance rack at TJ Maxx for a price that was literally irresistable. Grabbing it and taking it as fast as I could to the checkout line felt like s...

In Clothing - Raingear
February 03, 8:32pm