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raj nag
(rajnag21) - F

Locale: Currently NY
Outdoor Research Furio Jacket on 06/27/2008 09:36:53 MDT Print View

I am pretty new to all this and plan to start out slowly. I am planning on using this jacket for backpacking in the indian himalaya region. I got it for $ 120. There was one comment that goretex pro should have been used on the elbows.
What do you guys think of this jacket ?

larry savage
(pyeyo) - F

Locale: pacific northwest
you'll probably not enjoy low land slogs on 06/28/2008 10:44:52 MDT Print View

This jacket shines in an alpine environment just keep it clean and refresh the DWR from time to time.
Where you will notice this shell struggling is low land humid approach slogs ... the pacific northwest region of north america is the "land of goretex", even children's toys come with goretex covers but warm rainforest hikes are less enjoyable clad in goretex.
This jacket will outlast your attention span when the desire for the next generation of waterproof breathable struts its stuff. Try searching the forums for working techniques in that environment.

Edited by pyeyo on 06/28/2008 11:03:33 MDT.

raj nag
(rajnag21) - F

Locale: Currently NY
main use is highland himalaya backpacking on 06/28/2008 12:17:03 MDT Print View

The trips that I plan to use it for start at 6000 feet and up. So I'm mainly concerned with it's durability and use in that environment. It can still be humid and wet at that altitude. I will search the forums for goretex usage in alpine environment if I understood you correctly.