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tennis balls
Buy a container of three new tennis balls and throw them in the dryer every time you want to dry or fluff down. The balls falling onto the bag or jacket or pillow as the drier tumbles breaks up clu...

In GEAR » Washing - Lost Down Loft
August 31, 12:28am

If I wanted something that was functionally equivalent to the PreCip in terms of durability, weather resistance, weight, and function -- but much nicer, I would get a non-insulated GoreTex Pro shel...

In GEAR » Hardshell for the NW
August 15, 5:19pm

Marmot Trail Wind
The Marmot Trail Wind Hoody or Ion Hoody is their version of the Houdini. The DriClime windshirt is lined and more of a warmth piece (think water resistant microfleece). I think the unlined ult...

In GEAR » Budget Wind Shirt and Rain Jacket
August 14, 7:40pm

Non shock
For reducing weight in the Black Diamond line, I would look at the models WITHOUT the spring loaded "shock absorber" feature. They make women's versions of the standard models, too. ...

In GEAR » adjustable trekking poles with small (hand) grips
August 14, 12:29pm

Cap 4
I am getting a lot of use out of the new Patagonia Cap 4 gridded PowerDry Hi Efficiency base layers. 1) PJ's, late night, and morning around camp in summer camping (50 to 60 degree F) temps....

In GEAR » What is your favorite base layer?
August 13, 11:56am

GoreTex ProShell
I think the GoreTex ProShell stuff is extremely heavy duty and durable... a completely different level of durability than any 2.5 layer rain jacket, while still being relatively light weight and co...

In GEAR » Goretex Pro Jackets / Rain Jackets that actually last
August 10, 1:06am

For around town, I have hoodless Marmot Zeus down sweater/jacket. I generally wear it with a Power Stretch beanie. For hiking, I have an ultra light 900 fill Marmot Quasar hoody. If it's col...

In GEAR » Hooded vs. hoodless puffies
August 08, 1:45am

Power Stretch
Also, look for a Power Stretch Hoody. It's a different Polartec fleece. About the same weight as Polartec 100 microfleece, but stretchy with a smooth woven exterior. Really nice stuff.

In GEAR » 100wt hooded fleece jacket?
August 08, 1:39am

Running cap
I always wear a light mesh running cap when hiking in the summer. It absorbs sweat like a sponge and gets soaking wet. Can be dunked in a stream. Breaths well. Pretty cool. Keeps sweat from pouring...

In GEAR » sweat & sunglasses management
August 07, 12:25am

Several PowerDry fabrics
I have two completely different versions of Power Dry shirts. The Cap 2 and one type of Marmot are looser weave with a softer feel. I also have some Marmot Power Dry shirts and tights that have a s...

In GEAR » Thin Polartec Power Dry T's?
August 07, 12:21am

All Reader Reviews by hwc 1954

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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