I’ve collected my cooking kit for the next hike – cooking being the key word. On my last long hike
I’ve tried every expensive, “breathable” rain jacket on the market. When hiking hard, I sweat in them all. I’ve decided to try the reasonably priced, silnylon, Light Heart jacket this time.
I spent some time debating between the ATR 5 and the Speedgoat, but ultimately went with the ATR 5 due to comfort, and larger toe box. The Speedgoat was a little too narrow for my foot, and the impact was a little stiffer, more like a running shoe.
Some of my favorite small backpacking gear companies, are not so small anymore.
On my next hike I’ve decided to trade off a little weight for convenience. I’ve decided to use a new free standing, double walled tent. I’ve used Big Agnes tents in the past, and impressed wih the weight, I decided to go with them again.