Saturday, 28 December 2013

The Hunt for Heat: part 3 (the reviews)

Here is a fantastic review of the Lyngen down jacket I bought from a great climbing blog (coldthistle.blogspot.com).  The review is technical and climbing-focused, but very thorough and well-written.  It's nice to know that even climbers think this jacket is sturdy and brilliantly well-designed (therefore great for both aerobic activity and static warmth).  

In fact, the only real criticism is of the jacket is a general criticism of down i.e. you can't get it wet.  I won't be wearing it in wet conditions though so no problems there!

Here is a fun review of how stinky Icebreaker merino shirts (don't) get:

http://www.outsideonline.com/blog/outdoor-gear/two-weeks-one-wool-shirt.html