Some inner mittens for cold weather activities that are durable, reasonably light, effective, inexpensive and, most importantly, sized correctly for my shell and liner use.
A fair amount of people ask what to wear on the hands for cool and cold weather hiking. Here’s my take.
Some gear or clothing I used to use. But I have now phased out for various reasons. Always interesting to see how styles and preferences evolve over the years.
A sub-10oz three-layer jacket that works very well for constant precip and rougher conditions.
A very comfortable and light shoe that fits wider toe-boxes well. Not durable, however, and best for maintained trails and non-rough terrain.
A light, functional, and effective jacket that packs a lot of features in a 6 oz package. Including pit zips!
Which rain gear or shell to wear? Depending on the conditions, one piece of gear may be better than another. Updated October 2018.
An all-purpose hiking shoe good for rough trails and conditions in addition to off-trail jaunts. Reminiscent of the old Montrail Hardrocks in many ways.
Clothing and some gear I’ve been using since October in the desert or desert-like environments.
A well-rounded, all-purpose winter backpacking down parka that is under-$300. But has many of the features of more expensive winter parkas.