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Rain jacket



Gear Guide 2012: Marmot Athena Jacket

The Athena's attractively trim fit flatters ladies' curves better than any other rain jacket we tested this year.

Gear Reviews: Featherweight Shells

Windproof jackets for every type of hiker.

Gear Review: Stoic Wraith Rain Jacket

A wisp of a rain jacket at a great price

Gear Review: MontBell Thermawrap BC Jacket

A light, warm, synthetic layering piece ideal for damp conditions and active pursuits.

Budget Apparel Guide: $100 Rainshells

Our testers endured a year's worth of wet, cold conditions to find six lightweight jackets that will keep your body dry and your wallet plump.

Kids' Stuff



Editors' Choice: The North Face Diad Jacket

Testing confirms it: You can get a real rain jacket for less than 8 ounces.

How Pete Stays Dry

3 waterproof secrets from veteran mountaineer Pete Takeda

Stone Cold Campers

They kill swiftly and silently. They flit like ghosts through enemy forests. And they will brew you a fine cup of cowboy coffee. Meet America's deadliest hikers as we hump ruck with the Special Forces.

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