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Just about every running/fitness/hiking/athletic brand makes lightweight tech t-shirts: Nike, addidas, UA, Marmot, Patagonia, Brooks, New Balance, and on and on and on. In the US, the cheapest plac...

In GEAR » Replacement: Marmot Lightweight Crew T-Shirt (Cocona)
July 22, 11:31pm

Re: How long does Insect Shield last?
Walter: My understanding is that it is UV exposure, more than anything, that ultimately kills the permethrin effectiveness. That study, showing a one-year time frame, was done with Forest Servic...

In Gear Deals » Sawyer Permethrin Spray - Low Price on Amazon
July 20, 1:01pm

Polartec Alpha - half price
If anyone is curious about Polartec Alpha, but choking on the price tags, there are half price sales on the Marmot Isotherm jacket and Isotherm Hoody. This is Marmot's version of the Patagonia ...

In Gear Deals » Polartec Alpha - half price
July 16, 12:30pm

Re: Sierra Trading post - Columbia Mesh insect blocker
That would be a terrific product. A permethrin treated mesh hoody.

In Gear Deals » Sawyer Permethrin Spray - Low Price on Amazon
July 15, 1:36pm

ExOfficio Bugsaway deal
Or, if you prefer factory treated clothing, Sierra Trading Post has a bunch of ExOfficio BugsAway permethrin treated items: BugsAway link Sign up for their email, and you'll get a stream ...

In Gear Deals » Sawyer Permethrin Spray - Low Price on Amazon
July 15, 12:47pm

Difference: Sawyer vs. Martins
From looking at the manufacturer's data sheets (click the names), there is a very slight difference between Sawyer brand permethrin and Martins brand permethrin. Sawyers: 0.50% Permethrin...

In Gear Deals » Sawyer Permethrin Spray - Low Price on Amazon
July 15, 12:35pm

Watch the dilution rates
Be careful. There are different concentrations. The Martins 8 ounce bottle below is 10% permethrin. To mix up a refill for your Sawyer spray bottle, you put 1 ounce of concentrate with 19 ounces of...

In Gear Deals » Sawyer Permethrin Spray - Low Price on Amazon
July 14, 11:26pm

I don't get it
I honestly don't know when I would wear this. Seems to me like it would be massively too hot for winter hiking or snowshoeing on the move. If it's really that breathable, then it isn't ...

In GEAR » Patagonia Nano-Air
July 14, 4:49pm

Winter?
The fabric weights suggest that tent is intended as a solo shelter for winter/storm camping. I thought you were looking for shelter use with your toddler? Are you thinking winter/storm/cold weather...

In GEAR » Thoughts on Vaude Tents.....
July 13, 8:11pm

REI Venturi
Ditto on the Marmot Cruz shorts (and long pants). Both get regular use in the summer. My favorite hiking shorts are the REI Venturi shorts. They are made of unlined 4-way stretch softshell fabr...

In GEAR » shorts
July 10, 7:52pm

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