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M Drying Characteristics of Select Lightweight Down and Synthetic Insulated Tops

by Don Wilson

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Article Summary:

Don't use down in wet weather. We've heard this mantra since our first outings into the wilderness. It usually goes hand in hand with the hypothermia lecture. But is it really true? How do the latest high tech down and synthetic garments perform when wet? We tested two leading insulated vests with at least one surprising result.

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