Revisiting Wind Shirts: Breaking the 3 oz Barrier When we last reviewed wind shirts in “Windshirt Wars”, the lightest fabrics were 1.4 to 1.1 oz/sq.yd. nylons and the lightest hoodless...
By Backpacking Light
A new breed of wind shirts is emerging - those that provide some rain protection - as well as lighter, more breathable Pertex Quantum models that break the 3 ounce barrier. Reviewed herein: Ibex Bug Wing, GoLite Wisp, GoLite Ether, Marmot Chinook, Montane Aero Smock, and the Rab Quantum Wind Top.
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