Down has the highest warmth-to-weight and warmth-to-packed size ratio of any widely available material. And quality items made from it can last for decades. If you take care of them. Here’s how.
It’s finally warming up just about everywhere, so I think we can safely declare that summer is here. With the days growing longer, I’m planning some camping and hiking trips, including taking inventory of my gear. What’s on your must-purchase list to get outside and enjoy the great outdoors?
Columbia Sportswear has spent the last few years designing a new kind of waterproof clothing technology called OutDry Extreme. It’s a nifty reversal of waterproof gear design that promises to deliver unheard of dryness and comfort. But will it work or is it all marketing?