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Buff in Merino Wool

Buff in Merino Woof (Cru color)

Buff in Merino Wool (Cru color)

I’m indecisive. Ask my husband. I can’t make up my mind ever. So, if I have to go and pack my bag for the trail, I wind up stuffing a hat, bandanna, earmuffs, and much more than that in to my bag. Talk about wasted space and weight!

Well, I have finally been schooled by the fine people at Buff. I no longer carry a boat load of extra layers. Instead, I carry one item. And that’s my Buff. In Merino Wool. That’s right. Merino Wool. I am now officially living the high life on the trail. And life, with my Buff, is good.

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Lighter than Air?

Outdoor Research Helium Jacket

Outdoor Research Helium Jacket

The Outdoor Research Helium Jacket gets a workout with Jason in Alaska.  Read the initial information here.

Canada Goose Resolute Parka


By WWII Guns at Abercrombie
By Jason B

One of the jackets I will be testing this winter is the Canada Goose Resolute Parka.  It is described on their website as “A super cold-weather, thigh-length parka with a removable coyote fur ruff developed for industrial or commercial work in cold regions.”  The jacket’s appearance certainly looks built for industrial or commercial work, but I think it can function well in outdoors through hiking and camping, or at least that’s my plan. 

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