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Backpacker Magazine – November 2008
Our female testers pick their favorite gear for fall hikes.
Cloudveil Traverse Hoodie
"This fleece actually made me look forward to cold weather," said our Colorado tester, who reported that this low-bulk, lightweight layer slid unobtrusively under a shell and kept her warmer than many heavier tops. Though not windproof, the Polartec 100 fleece repels most chill breezes, and the hood provides an instant warmth boost (bonus: no fumbling for a hat). Seams placed well away from pack straps kept testers chafe-free on long days, and the embroidered design on one arm lends this layering workhorse a playful flourish. $90; 8 oz. (M); XS-XL. cloudveil.com. Reader service #123