Fall and Winter seasons are challenging for me as a runner and hiker. I am always looking for the perfect insulation piece that will keep me warm during strenuous activities but not leave me sweating profusely. Salewa thinks they have solved this dilemma with the Salewa Pedroc Polartec Alpha Jacket featuring Polartec Alpha insulation. Read on for my initial thoughts and be sure to follow me as I put the jacket to the test over the next couple of months.
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A lightweight jacket that with from a company that sets itself apart with “Gear for Good”, the Cotopaxi Men’s Paray Lightweight checks a lot of the boxes at first look. Click here to see my initial review and thoughts on the jacket.
I have held out on purchasing any kind of down or insulated jacket. To be honest, I can be pretty rough on my clothing (ask my wife) and an expensive down jacket with hair-thin walls doesn’t exactly bring durability or longevity to mind. Also, South Carolina weather doesn’t really scream puffy-down-jacket either. However, in anticipation of some upcoming winter backpacking trips, I did my research and landed on what I think was the perfect choice considering all of my misgivings. Click here to read my owner review of the REI Revelcloud Jacket.
by: Dave D’Abate
The Rab Latok Alpine jacket is a lightweight three-layer hardshell that utilizes the eVent waterproof membrane from GE. eVent waterproofing technologies have been seen for a while in footwear and other apparel. The Rab Latok Alpine jacket includes fully-taped seams in conjunction with a durable water repellant finish to seal out the elements.
Review by Arnie P
During this period, we have had several snow falls, temperatures down to – 10 F, winds up to 25 mph, and occasionally a warm day. To read more
Review by Arnie P
The MEC (Mountain Equipment CO-OP) Tace jacket was provided for review purposes.
This past month was very good in terms of weather, and three great hiking days to put the Tace jacket through a lot of varied conditions. The three hikes consisted of Bald Mountain/Artist bluff combination, Blueberry Mountain, and Lincoln Woods – all in New Hampshire. To read more.