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Backpacker Magazine – Gear Guide 2013

Gear Guide 2013: Shells

Stay dry and warm with core protection for any weather.

by: Ted Alvarez & Elizabeth Kwak-Hefferan

Westcomb Focus LT Hoody (Courtesy)
Westcomb Focus LT Hoody (Courtesy)

SOFTSHELLS

Made for You: Wild Things Custom Wind Pro Hoody Softshell


Waterproof: Marmot Nabu Softshell


All-purpose Bargain: Rab Zephyr/Solar Softshell


Toughest: Arcteryx Gamma LT Hoody Softshell


Most Versatile: Mammut Ultimate Light Softshell


Ultralite Windshell: adidas

Outdoor Terrex Zupalite Softshell


Minimalist Bargain: Westcomb Crest Hoody Softshell


Peakbagger: Outdoor Research Enchainment Softshell


HARDSHELLS

Ultimate Lightweight Warmth: Patagonia Encapsil Down Belay Parka Hardshell


Multisport Bargain: Millet Alpine Xcelerator Hardshell


Breathable Fortreess: Outdoor Research Transonic Hardshell


Best Mobility: Salomon Veyrier Stretch Jacket Hardshell


All-purpose Bargain: Patagonia Torrentshell Hardshell


Lightest: Montane Minimus Smock Hardshell


Lightweight Storm Shelter: Marmot Micro G Hardshell


Best All-around Ultralight: Westcomb Focus LT Hoody Hardshell


Breathabe Bargain: Bergans Helium Hardshell


All-purpose Hardshell: Rab Myriad Hardshell


Gear Review: More Tester Picks Shells


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