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Backpacker Magazine – September 2009

Apparel Guide 2009: Shells

In a 2000 BACKPACKER raingear review, the average jacket weighed 20.6 ounces. Nine year later, that's down as much as 65%–and these six entries are more breathable to boot.

by: Shannon Davis

First Ascent BC-100 (Courtesy Photo)
First Ascent BC-100 (Courtesy Photo)



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Dave
Sep 24, 2009

There seems to be alot of errors on your home page lately. Just thought i would let you know.

Andrew
Sep 24, 2009

Dancin -you really dont say what you are looking for in a jacket. BP reviewed a couple of hard shells, soft shells, etc.

Sierra Trading Post always has good prices on gear. Sign up for their email flyers and they'll send you coupons for additional 20-20% off their already reduced prices.

The Patagonia Men's Ascensionist is on sale for 67.50 + shiopping/tax but only sizes s and xl are available. Google it. This is as of 9/24...dont know if its in danger of selling out.

dancinmikeb
Sep 24, 2009

What's good for those of us who can't even afford the cheapest one of the lot?

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