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Backpacker Magazine – Online Exclusive
A look back at the hardshells we've loved for years that's still at the top of its class.
Mountain Hardwear Plasmic
A bargain shell that performs as well as jackets twice its price, the Plasmic kept clamminess at bay during tough climbs, and the silky interior feels great against bare skin when worn with a short-sleeve shirt. $140; 10 oz. (w’s M); m’s S-XXL, w’s XS-XL; mountainhardwear.com