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NikWax
I have used the Nikwax DownProof wash in product. It feels like a DWR treatment that soaks the down in wash, appyling DWR water beading to both the fabric and the down. I think that this is really ...

In GEAR » Hydrophobic wash-in down treatment?
October 29, 5:13pm

Capilene 4 or Power Dry balaclava
I just tried a Patagonia Capilene 4 balaclava for cold weather camping It was fantastic. Enough warmth to keep the chill off, but breathable enough so that I could actually breath if if I pulled it...

In GEAR » Cold face when sleeping
October 27, 2:06am

Same problem
I have the same problem on the men's side. I've been able to solve it by buying hiking pants in brands/styles that offer short, medium, and tall lengths. Marmot Cruz and Marmot Scree pants ...

In GEAR » Pants for Short Women
October 27, 1:21am

Better drying?
I think the reason that mesh is prefered for cookware stuff sacks is that it allows something stored wet (like a pot) to dry. Most nylon stuff sacks these days are moisture barriers to some degree.

In GEAR » Carry sack for Toaks pots
October 25, 2:55am

Wouldn't be hard to spend $199 at Marmot
Yes. The Isotherm hoody or jacket is the Polartec Alpha insulation. Probably the best bet if you are looking for a synthetic puffy. Other Marmot stuff that is awesome: The Thermo Hoody and Th...

In GEAR » Help me . . .
October 21, 1:03am

H52
Why did I get an H52? I've been using 4 Sevens Quark XML AA flashlights for a while and have been very impressed by their performance. I have a pile of eneloops and good charger options. The...

In GEAR » Zebralight
October 17, 11:20am

Overheating
At 30 degrees while hiking with just a Cap 2 or Cap 4 baselayer top, the Marmot DriClime would be borderline too hot. I would probably go with an unlined windshirt/hoodie while moving, if I got chi...

In GEAR » Rab Strata or Marmot DriClime for 30 degree temps?
October 15, 12:49pm

Stride vest
I've not used the Marmot Stride vest buy I have the DriClime hoody (same fabric). I would say that between the thin wicking layer and the wind blocking of the outer windshell layer, it ends up ...

In GEAR » options for a light syn vest?
October 12, 11:52am

Many options
The Power Stretch gloves are my go-to glove for around town. Perfect warmth for the car or for hiking on cool dry days. They breath very well so not much overheating or wet hands. If it's we...

In GEAR » Everyone ought to buy a pair...
October 12, 2:35am

Wear them all the time
The Power Stretch gloves are my go-to glove for around town. Perfect warmth for the car or for hiking on cool dry days. They breath very well so not much overheating or wet hands. If it's we...

In GEAR » Everyone ought to buy a pair...
October 12, 2:35am

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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