Gregory Zulu 40

Got this because of the four day Cuidad Perdido (Lost City) trek in Colombia.  It will be hot and humid.  I needed a pack that would keep the gear off my back.  The mesh back does the job.  I also needed a hip belt because of my shoulder surgery.  This was on clearance, so it fit the bill.

It’s quite light by my standards and easily big enough for the trip.

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Mountain Hardwear Phantom Down Hooded Jacket

Super warm down jacket.

Update: This thing is crazy hot.  I put it on to go for a walk in 50F weather and within five minutes I was sweating.  There is absolutely no reason to wear this above 40F, maybe even 30F.

In retrospect, I would have been better off with the lighter version of this to wear over my Nano-Air, but oh well.  Now I just have to swap them as I get warmer or colder.

Outdoor Research Bolin Jacket

Fabric:

  • AscentShell™ 3L
  • 100% nylon 20D ripstop with 100% polyester backer Upper: AscentShell™ 3L
  • 100% nylon 70D plain weave with 100% polyester backer

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So this jacket is sized rather strangely.  It’s arm length is good, but it’s even tighter than the Nano-Air around the gut.  It’s an XL, but every other XL I own is far larger.  If this wasn’t 75% off, I would return it.  I’ll just see if I can lose a few pounds to fit in it better.

Black Diamond Women’s Liquid Point GTX Shell

So my wife just bought this.  It’s rained every day since.  So far so good.  I know a few days doesn’t make a solid review, but we’ll see after a few downpours.

Basic technical data:

  • GORE-TEX Paclite 2.5L
  • 75d plain-weave face
  • DWR finish (125gsm, 100% polyester)
  • Two-way armpit zip vents
  • Weight : 350 g (12.3 oz)

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It fits nicely over her Mountain Hardwear StretchDown DS jack.