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Re: Outershell reccomendations

Postby giantbrookie » Sun Jan 30, 2011 2:33 pm

I too use a Marmot Precip and I am delighted by its performance. I find it very lightweight, yet effective and adaptable. Most recently, in December, I did geologic mapping in the pouring rain using the Precip, plus REI waterproof/breathable rain pants. I did some very high output hiking while getting hammered by the rain and stayed completely dry and comfortable (ie kept rain off but didn't get overheated to sweat and be swamped by condensation). In addition to the lightweight, breathable aspect of this jacket, it also has the vent zips in just the right place to regulate temperature nicely while hiking hard during the rain.
Since my fishing (etc.) website is still down, you can be distracted by geology stuff at: http://www.fresnostate.edu/csm/ees/facu ... ayshi.html

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Re: Outershell reccomendations

Postby Carne_DelMuerto » Tue Feb 01, 2011 6:50 pm

How does the Marmot Oracle Jacket compare to the PreClip? It's priced higher and weighs a bit more, but does anyone have any experience with one?

Edit: And by the way, since being introduced to it in this thread, I am absolutely addicted to SteepandCheap. My wife thinks I'm nuts for obsessively checking it all day.
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Re: Outershell reccomendations

Postby ERIC » Tue Feb 01, 2011 11:29 pm

Carne_DelMuerto wrote:I am absolutely addicted to SteepandCheap..

+1 again.
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Re: Outershell reccomendations

Postby CI_Seawolf » Thu Feb 03, 2011 6:39 pm

I did some research and found a Marmot Aegis Shell at Mountain Gear .com It looks like just the ticket. I'll let you know how it performs. It wasnt bad at $149
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Re: Outershell reccomendations

Postby fishmonger » Fri Feb 04, 2011 8:38 am

I never see anything at Steep and Cheap that looks like something I would want to use, even if it was 95% off, and I think I check about once a day (right after I check woot.com)

They just had an overweight tent on, and now some hideous sunglasses
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