rain gear

Gear Review: Helly Hansen Loke Rain Jacket and Pants (M/W)

Gear Review: Helly Hansen Loke Rain Jacket and Pants (M/W)

The world can be a cold, wet, and windy place. So when venturing out into the elements you need to make sure you've got the right jacket for the job....

Nov 26, 2016 : Kenny Howell
Taking a Rain Check

Taking a Rain Check

Slogging through the rain Waterproof pack liners do no good if you leave them at home.  You should practice putting on an external pack cover before it rains, not when...

Oct 2, 2016 : Gail Barrett
Review: Montbell Convertible Rain Jacket and Pants

Review: Montbell Convertible Rain Jacket and Pants

The good part about hiking through three days of persistent rain is that it grants ample opportunity to learn the efficacy of your rain gear. This is precisely the hand I was dealt when...

Aug 5, 2016 : Zach
Montbell Convertible Rainpants

Montbell Convertible Rainpants

Shortly before my departure on my thru hike I decided I needed to cut some more weight from my pack. This is always a great idea in my mind. I...

May 3, 2016 : Dylan Niknot
Gear Review: Columbia’s OutDry EX Diamond Shell Rain Jacket

Gear Review: Columbia’s OutDry EX Diamond Shell Rain Jacket

Rain gear can be quite the necessity out on the Appalachian Trail because, let's admit it, it's a wet and rainy place. Columbia's OutDry Extreme line of waterproof jackets is...

May 2, 2016 : Madison Dragna
Gear Review: Women’s Outdoor Research Aspire Rain Jacket

Gear Review: Women’s Outdoor Research Aspire Rain Jacket

Outdoor Research Women’s Aspire Rain Jacket Basic Specs: waterproof breathable GORE-TEX with Paclite, 100% polyester 13.7 oz. pocket acts as stuff sack $215 I tested the

Apr 16, 2016 : Carla Robertson
Gear Review: Montbell Torrent Flier Jacket

Gear Review: Montbell Torrent Flier Jacket

Over the past so many years I have bought a new rain jacket pretty much every year.  I typically spend about $100 on a lightweight waterproof rain jacket.   Thinking I have gotten my...

Dec 31, 2015 : Dylan Niknot