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.
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.
The Colorado Trail is going to be a beautiful hike, made even better by the fact that Jordan is going. It will be the classic tortoise vs hare scenario. My brother is much faster, but I have the benefits of consistency, wisdom, and delusion.