Re: [John Muir Trail] Raingear
- You can renew the waterproofing on the Marmot by putting it in your dryer on
low heat and just tumbling it on low heat for 30 minutes or so. It really
helps. Asd you travel, though, water repellency will degrade.
Just returned from a 12-day sectin hike miles 108 to 160 and back. Rain
most days and two nights. Longest rain about 3 hours. Sometimes quite
cold. Seems to be a wet summer.
I was Ok with the Marmot, tho some moisture got through. I tended to keep
my fleece layer in a drysack until the rain was over, then put it on to warm
John Curran Ladd
1616 Castro Street
San Francisco, CA 94114-3707
On Sat, Jul 25, 2009 at 3:36 AM, Bill Plesha <backpackerman@...> wrote:
> I'm in a quandary about which rain jacket to bring on my trip.
> As most of you know I'm starting on Aug. 15th so I know it's "typically" a
> dryer period.
> I originally planned to take my Marmot Precip hooded jacket, which weighs
> at about 13 oz, but after some previous comments online I'm giving some
> thought to going with my Mountain Hardware Conduit jacket. It comes in at
> about 27 oz., but is breathable and has zippers under the arms for air as
> well as being able to cinch up the waist and arms in case of really bad
> I know thee are no guagantees out there for any time of the year weather
> wise, but any thoughts on which way to go with the jacket?
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