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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.
Eddie Bauer First Ascent BC MicroTherm 2.0
The 800-fill down in this insulated hardshell (a 2012 Editors’ Choice winner) kept testers toasty on winter camping trips, yet the waterproof/breathable exterior has well-placed, 10.5-inch, mesh-lined core pockets for venting. $299; 1 lb. 3 oz.; m’s S-XXL, m’s tall M-XXL, w’s XS-XL; eddiebauer.com