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Q&A Which Ultralight & Compact Jackets are suitable for Winters (minus 10-15 deg. Celsius)?

I am not sure if this question fits here but since I like to travel and often face difficulties because of different weather conditions in different cities/countries so, I am hoping that somebody c...

4 answers  ·  posted 3y ago by skm‭  ·  last activity 3y ago by System‭

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Q&A Outer Layer Recommendation Question

I'm relatively new to outdoors wear and was wondering if anyone had any advice on a lightweight outer layer/weatherproof jacket for my specific needs. I'd be layering it over a base layer, mid laye...

2 answers  ·  posted 3y ago by Ontic‭  ·  last activity 3y ago by System‭

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Q&A Synthetic insulated belay jacket vs thicker mid layers or down

When it gets colder while walking, I'd add an extra fleece as a mid layer and when we stop to eat, I would put it on too, or I'd wear a down jacket if it's dry. However when it's wet, it seems lik...

2 answers  ·  posted 3y ago by ThamP‭  ·  last activity 3y ago by System‭

Question jackets wet-gear
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Q&A Using a Snow jacket for non snow conditions?

I'm looking to buy a new jacket for hiking/traveling during winter in Australia for temps between 8c to 15c and possibly in windy and rainy conditions. I noticed that snow jackets tend to be cheap...

5 answers  ·  posted 3y ago by Nigel Fds‭  ·  last activity 3y ago by System‭

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Q&A I didn't apply enough DWR treatment to my jacket, can I just add more?

I went and applied grangers DWR treatment to my waterproof cycling jacket and put it in the dryer for a few minutes to set it. After my first couple rides, it appears there are a few small spots wh...

1 answer  ·  posted 4y ago by Benzo‭  ·  last activity 4y ago by System‭

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Q&A Why are zip-in (fleece + hardshell) jackets so rare?

I'm currently looking for a couple of things for a Nepal trekking trip. Two things are a good hardshell and a thick fleece jacket. I once had a super cheap fleece + hardshell which I could "zip in"...

2 answers  ·  posted 4y ago by Martin Thoma‭  ·  last activity 4y ago by System‭

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Q&A Down is escaping my jacket, especially over a wool sweater

I recently bought a down jacket and noticed that some down is leaking, especially if I am wearing a wool sweater underneath. Everytime I wear my jacket with my (dark, which makes the down very vis...

1 answer  ·  posted 4y ago by dowool‭  ·  last activity 4y ago by System‭

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Q&A Primaloft vs Advanced Skin Warm

I am looking to purchase a ski jacket. I want it to be warm in the temperature range of -5ºC to -13ºC and have decent impermeability characteristics. I am female, my height is 163cm, my weight is 5...

1 answer  ·  posted 5y ago by oxy‭  ·  last activity 4y ago by System‭

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Q&A How to repair a jacket whose pocket zip has detached from shell?

I have a light gore-tex jacket. The pocket zip has detached from shell. The jacket is not ripped. Does anyone know how to "repair" it? Are there agencies in US who can do it for me?

2 answers  ·  posted 5y ago by Gabriela Palmer‭  ·  last activity 4y ago by System‭

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Q&A Warm-weather UL breathable packable waterproof jacket

I guess I might be asking for too much but I'm trying to find a very breathable, light, packable waterproof jacket. I'd like to be able to hike in ~75F rain while remaining relatively comfortable f...

0 answers  ·  posted 4y ago by hmhensen‭  ·  last activity 4y ago by System‭

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Q&A What type of jacket can I wear to prevent my back from getting sweaty while also wearing a backpack?

I use a backpack to commute on foot. It has one vent channel on the back to cool the back, but the problem I think is my shell. Heat builds up on my back and I get sweaty. As a cyclist, I have a n...

4 answers  ·  posted 5y ago by THEMike‭  ·  last activity 5y ago by System‭

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Q&A How to properly wash a snowboard/ski tech jacket?

I have a 10k mm waterproof jacket from Quiksilver and I was wondering if there is any supposed way I should wash it properly. I know about Nikwax tech wash and have a bottle of it, but how much sh...

1 answer  ·  posted 5y ago by appwizcpl‭  ·  last activity 5y ago by System‭

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Q&A What levels of 'waterproofness' and 'breathability' should I be looking for in a ski jacket?

When looking at items like jackets and ski trousers and other clothing, I see stats on the garments similar to the following: Waterproofness - 10000mm Breathability - 15000g/m Lining - 100% Polyes...

1 answer  ·  posted 11y ago by Tom Paine‭  ·  last activity 5y ago by System‭

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Q&A Hardshell vs. Softshell jackets

Nowadays not only outdoor enthusiasts hear those terms when they are searching a jacket which fits their requirements most. Literally everywhere in cities you can find jackets (often with membranes...

1 answer  ·  posted 9y ago by Wills‭  ·  last activity 5y ago by System‭

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Q&A Use normal urban jacket for skiing/snowboard

I am new to snowboard. I am not yet prepared to spend a lot of money on it. I know a special jacket for skiing is better but won't it suffice to just use normal urban jacket for skiing in the begin...

1 answer  ·  posted 5y ago by Gherman‭  ·  last activity 5y ago by System‭

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Q&A Is it possible to partially change color of down jacket?

I own several down jackets but my favorite and warmest doesn't have the best colors. It's black which is great but shoulder area is orange. It's an LL Bean jacket. Is it possible I can dye and ch...

1 answer  ·  posted 5y ago by zar‭  ·  last activity 5y ago by System‭

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Q&A How should I patch holes in a waterproof/breathable jacket?

I have a waterproof/breathable rain jacket which has a few holes in it (caused by a minor bicycle crash, in case that information is relevant). They are not too big, about 5mm across. How can I pa...

2 answers  ·  posted 11y ago by Big General‭  ·  last activity 5y ago by System‭

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Q&A Membrane jacket rises up when crouching

I have a trouble with my membrane jacket. When I am crouching or moving around, my jacket rises up in the back and doesn't go down when I stand up straight again. How can I prevent the jacket from ...

1 answer  ·  posted 7y ago by Austris‭  ·  last activity 5y ago by System‭

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Q&A How much rain (realistically) could a packaway rain jacket take?

Thinking about getting a small packaway rain jacket to keep in the car for emergencies like this or this. However, I'm slightly worried at the amount of bad weather they could withstand going by ...

1 answer  ·  posted 6y ago by Al M‭  ·  last activity 5y ago by System‭

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Q&A Deodorising rain jacket without ruining waterproofing

I have a Mammut jacket that's made with their DRYtech 2-layer material. It's been used quite a bit but still appears to have a lot of life left in it. However it's acquired a weird smell, not unlik...

2 answers  ·  posted 6y ago by tomfumb‭  ·  last activity 6y ago by System‭

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Q&A Advantages of wool/felt jackets

I consider buying a jacket made from wool. The fabric is some kind of felt. I hade one when I was younger, but since these jackets are really expensive I would like to know how they perform compare...

1 answer  ·  posted 8y ago by Paul Paulsen‭  ·  last activity 6y ago by System‭

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Q&A When should I carry both a wind jacket and hard shell?

I warm up very quick and sweat a lot, that's why I am usually looking for the most breathable equipment. My chose is regular fleece plus a breathable wind breaker on top if there is wind. (Please r...

2 answers  ·  posted 6y ago by cripox‭  ·  last activity 6y ago by System‭

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Q&A Repair a GoreTex jacket's zip?

My trusty North Face Goretex failed yesterday. The coat itself is in fine working order but the zip is totally broken. Just came apart. I'm loathed to trash a £200 jacket simply because the zip has...

2 answers  ·  posted 7y ago by System‭  ·  last activity 7y ago by System‭

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Q&A Get the bad smell out of sheep wool

Note: This question might be a little offtopic. Kill it if necessary. I've always had "THC" outdoor jackets which are knitted sheep wool jackets. However, they stink like a stable. Normally I put...

1 answer  ·  posted 7y ago by OddDeer‭  ·  last activity 7y ago by System‭

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