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Backpacker Magazine – October 2009

Gear School: Raingear

Understand waterproofing, and you'll pick the right shell and keep it working like new.

by: Kristin Hostetter, Illustration by Don Foley

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Jeff
May 24, 2010

I love eVent and what tech has brought to the market. I got so excited that it was pouring the day I received my eVent hardshell that I drove straight to the mountains and did a 5 hr hike. This was my first experience with a hardshell and I came out completely dry. Awesome.

villajoe
Nov 06, 2009

I could tell you from my first few hikes in the rain where technology was only the idea of a person thinking of staying dry and warm that in the new focus of outdoor travel there is no competition. Technology allowed all walks of life (including pets) to enjoy the outdoors in the best fashion possible. I wonder what colors are available before I breakdown and buy new rain gear.

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