Jackets – Adventure Alan https://www.adventurealan.com The Ultimate Guide to Lightweight Backpacking and Backcountry Adventure Travel Tue, 04 May 2021 11:19:43 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=5.8.2 142294268 Enlightened Equipment Torrid Pullover Review https://www.adventurealan.com/enlightened-equipment-torrid-pullover-review/ https://www.adventurealan.com/enlightened-equipment-torrid-pullover-review/#comments Tue, 04 May 2021 11:19:43 +0000 https://www.adventurealan.com/?p=23865 Enlightened Equipment Torrid Pullover Review

Enlightened Equipment Torrid Pullover Jacket is an excellent choice for a light, warm, and weather resistant insulating jacket. It can do double duty as both a mid-layer and a in-camp or rest stop insulating jacket. Finally at this weight, compressibility, warmth & cost it makes a compelling argument that is the equal or better to many down jackets.

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Sleeping Bag Jail & How to Avoid It https://www.adventurealan.com/sleeping-bag-jail-how-to-avoid-it/ https://www.adventurealan.com/sleeping-bag-jail-how-to-avoid-it/#comments Sun, 07 Feb 2021 13:59:10 +0000 https://www.adventurealan.com/?p=22659 Sleeping Bag Jail & How to Avoid It

Avoid having to prematurely get into your sleeping bag to keep warm while backpacking. Checkout our picks for the warmest & lightest camp clothes on the market.

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Outdoor Research Helium Rain Jacket & Pants 2020 Review https://www.adventurealan.com/outdoor-research-helium-rain-jacket-2020-review/ https://www.adventurealan.com/outdoor-research-helium-rain-jacket-2020-review/#respond Sat, 28 Nov 2020 22:34:40 +0000 https://www.adventurealan.com/?p=22162 Outdoor Research Helium Rain Jacket & Pants 2020 Review

The Outdoor Research Helium Rain Jacket and Pants may well be the best deal on the market. Their latest update features Pertex Diamond Fuse fabric, making them up to five times more tear-resistant and twice as abrasion-resistant! They blow most ultralight rain gear out of the water!

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Enlightened Equipment Torrid APEX Jacket Review https://www.adventurealan.com/enlightened-equipment-torrid-apex-jacket-review/ https://www.adventurealan.com/enlightened-equipment-torrid-apex-jacket-review/#comments Mon, 16 Nov 2020 12:34:25 +0000 https://www.adventurealan.com/?p=21745 Enlightened Equipment Torrid APEX Jacket Review

The Enlightened Equipment Torrid APEX Jacket is an excellent choice for a light, warm, and weather resistant insulating jacket. It can do double duty as both a mid-layer and a in-camp or rest stop insulating jacket. Finally at this weight, compressibility, warmth & cost it makes a compelling argument that is the equal or better to many down jackets.

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Guide to Lightweight Down Jackets and Pants for Backpacking https://www.adventurealan.com/lightweight-down-jackets/ https://www.adventurealan.com/lightweight-down-jackets/#comments Wed, 23 Nov 2016 20:13:00 +0000 https://aland8.sg-host.com/?p=6775 Guide to Lightweight Down Jackets and Pants for Backpacking

Forget synthetics! Down rocks. A lightweight down jacket is the most weight and cost effective way to stay warm. Lightweight down jackets are less expensive than synthetics,* they weigh less, but most importantly they are so much warmer! It is true that down jackets may be one of the most expensive items in your kit. BUT, if you want to stay warm and happy, nothing else comes close.

Now 8d fabric for 2020: Highest performance down jacket that blow the hubcaps off of previous ultralight contenders! It’s the puffiest most insane Michelin Man look of ultralight down jackets. The GooseFeet Gear – 1/2 zip Custom Jacket: At only 9 oz, and with 61% down, this jacket trounces former top warmth-to-weight efficient ultralight down jackets like the Mountain Hardware Ghost Whisperer.

See jacket comparison table below for full spec’s. And to see many other high value off-the-shelf down jackets and pants that will save you $ and keep you warm!

 

Debunking a Few Myths About Down Jackets

  • Don’t believe the dire warnings about getting down wet—it’s hard to do. In over 40 years of backpacking all over the world in all conditions, I have yet to get my down so wet that it didn’t do a good job of keeping me warm.

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