Chris on November 1st, 2009

One of the biggest complaints I hear about softshell is that it weighs too much.  I’ve decided to gather some examples to determine whether or not that is true. Patagonia Speed Ascent versus R2 and a Patagonia hardshell The Patagonia Speed Ascent jacket is their high end softshell for cold conditions.  It has R2 fabric […]

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Chris on September 16th, 2009

Softshell pants are, in my opinion, one of the single greatest clothing innovations to come along in quite a while, especially for climbing.  I have tried the traditional 3 layer approach on my legs and it fails every time.  Hard shell pants simply cannot breathe as fast as I need.  The other problem with the […]

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