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March 2008 Perfect System: Northwest

Midlayer
Outdoor Research Specter Pullover

This midweight fleece slides easily between layers thanks to a smooth outer finish that’s laced with nylon to increase abrasion resistance. The zip turtleneck collar keeps wet gusts from sneaking down your neck. $90; 15 oz. (L); men’s sizes (for women, there’s a Specter Jacket); orgear.com

Pack cover
Sea-to-Summit Deluxe Pack Cover
Not spending the big bucks on a waterproof pack? Keep your stuff dry with this lightweight ripstop nylon cover. The contoured shape conforms to most internal frame packs (three sizes available to fit packs from 1,800 to 5,500 cubic inches). $27; 5.5 oz. (M); seatosummit.com

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