An Ultralight down jacket is on the gear list of many outdoor adventurers. Although not as warm as heavier down parkas, most of us – with a proper layered system – will never need the warmth of a 600g+ Down jacket. If you are not going to do high summits or polar expeditions and you… Continue reading Your next ultralight down jacket: 10 options for fall-winter adventures

What’s hot this winter (2011/2012)

At this point pretty much every manufacturer have released their winter collection for 2011/2012. This season looks like it will be all about Gore-Tex Active Shell and Polartech Neo Shell. Announced early this year, Active Shell seems to work quite well in terms of breathability/waterproofing, as does Neo Shell. Active Shell is already featured in… Continue reading What’s hot this winter (2011/2012)