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Backpacker Magazine – September 2008
Don't let a crappy forecast keep you home for the weekend. Just pack this deluge-tested system.
All weights are for men's large (unless otherwise noted), on BACKPACKER scales.For more in-depth apparel reviews, check out our exclusive online Apparel Guide supplement.
Mountain Hardwear Stimulus In extended rain, hoods can be restrictive and isolating (since your hearing is muffled). This full-coverage sombrero is like wearing an umbrella. Made from a proprietary waterproof/breathable fabric and with a wicking Coolmax band, the Stimulus is breathable enough to double as a sun hat yet waterproof enough to use as a drinking bowl for your dog. $35; unisex M-XL; 2 oz. (M); mountainhardwear.com. Reader service #116