Dang it, this might cost me money. These would be great for my "emergency kit" that's a FAK+hygiene+repair kit, and my "valuables bag", that holds my electronics+daily carry stuff that remains stored throughout the trip.
Could make great gifts, too...
Thanks for sharing. This will come in handy.
Finally bought a road bike! I've been thinking about getting one for years - easy exercise from home. I rolled the dice with a nice, but cheaper (brand) Motobecane. Fingers crossed it's not a lemon.
I present to you the Patagonia Capilene Cool Daily Hoody:
If Patagonia does anything particularly well, IMO, it's synthetic baselayers. From Capilene 1/silkweight to their R1 grid fleece, I have had nothing but good experiences, and gotten nothing less than industry-leading performance and durability. I work out in the elements, and spend all my free time outdoors, so have dozens of baselayers(have actually used over a dozen brands) in various weights, and almost exclusively use Patagonia's for hiking and backpacking. To date, their Capilene 2 Lightweights(haven't used the newer versions sans numeral) are my all-time favorites for cold to moderate temps, and Capilene 1 for when it's hot.
Last year, I decided to try a sun hoody, and caught an UnderArmour one on clearance at an outlet. It's a close fit, designed for running, but I figured I'd test it mowing grass in Alabama, then take it out West to CO or UT.
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It performs well, but is a little tight, and gets on the odorous side after just a day or two. I really like it, though, and it made me want to look for something that suited me a little better.
Patagonia recently introduced their Cool Daily line. After debating for some time whether it was something I'd actually use frequently enough to justify, I decided to try the hoody version.
After the mandatory grass-cutting, and a couple of hikes, the short version is: I love it.
Breathes well, fits well, and it's very soft-feels like nothing on the skin. I don't think it dries super fast, but that's hard to judge in high humidity. Like any great piece of clothing or gear, it just disappears in use, and really calls no attention to itself. Even when it's completely soaked with sweat, you have to feel the material for that to really register.
I can see getting a short sleeve T, maybe even a long sleeve one, in spite of having a Capilene 1 version that's still in use. I liked having the hood in the evening when the bugs were buzzing about, and having something between my head and Exped pillow while sleeping, but sun protection isn't a priority in the South, except when out on the water, as most of my hiking is almost 100% under tree cover.
It's good stuff!
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This pack is made from Chicken Tramper Gear!
I like the what look to be pockets on the shoulder straps -- would be the perfect place to stow a phone/small camera or a map or two. Also, that is a most excellent floor rug.
Girl, you are the devil! I managed to avoid buying any of those double-sided rolltop bags, but CTUG has some great accessories.Um...because two custom packs wasn't enough... haha
Stop me, I have a problem LOL
This pack is made from Chicken Tramper Gear!
Well, I guess so! Mine actually looks fine, but hasn't had its waterproofness checked in a long time.My old North Face Slickrock tent was starting to show its age. . .
Girl, you are the devil! I managed to avoid buying any of those double-sided rolltop bags, but CTUG has some great accessories.
As soon as I get the dimensions for one of their pouches, I'm getting like 5 different things for me and a friend. Love those clips they use for attaching to shoulder straps, and the way the lengths can be adjusted.
You should change that signature to "Because I enable"
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