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Highlights: Winter 2014 Outdoor Retailer Trade Show

By Will Rietveld, Gossamer Gear Trail Ambassador I have reported on the OR Show since 2006, so this is my 17th show. OR never disappoints; it’s big, high energy, and always yields lots of emerging new technologies and products of interest to lightweight and ultralight backpackers. This show is no different. Highlighted products will be […]

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How to Make a Hooded Tyvek Rain Jacket

By Will Rietveld, Gossamer Gear Trail Ambassador A high-end air permeable Gore-Tex or eVent waterproof-breathable jacket costs $350 or more; it’s not ultralight, and it requires maintenance.  The lightest one is the Montane Spektr at 8 ounces. A polyurethane laminate rain jacket costs $150-$200 and is lightweight (down to about 6 ounces), and its durable, […]

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