- Apr 10, 2019 at 1:34 am #3588007
I just noticed that Mont-Bell has a new GTX Shakedry Shell the Peak Shell. 6.5oz and $329Apr 10, 2019 at 2:38 am #3588016
Graham FBPL Member
@02174424Locale: Victoria-Southeast Australia
“We see this jacket demonstrating its true value on missions that are short and don’t require heavy packs; like light mountain climbing and speed hikes. Backpackers with heavier loads or thru-hikers that have light packs but intended to use it every day for 6 months would be better off going with a different option.’
Interesting.Apr 10, 2019 at 12:38 pm #3588063
And telling. CYA.May 16, 2019 at 1:55 pm #3593238
Bill in RoswellBPL Member
@roadscrape88Locale: Roswell, GA, USA
Seems like most Shakedry jackets are in the “Running” category. So why not make a hybrid jacket with 3 layer Goretex for the shoulders and high wear area, then Shakedry for the torso. Seems like that would be the best of both worlds.May 16, 2019 at 2:56 pm #3593250
Gore has recently released a Shakedry Jacket for backpacking and mountaineering. It’s more expensive, and they don’t list a weight, but I imagine that we will see more manufactures bring jackets with that fabric to market unless it has major issues.May 16, 2019 at 5:34 pm #3593282
“Gore has recently released a Shakedry Jacket for backpacking and mountaineering.”
Decent review here. He states 9 oz. for his size medium. Also reviews the H5 hybrid pant.May 16, 2019 at 5:53 pm #3593284
Doug, that appears to be a DWR shell, is it not? I think some confusion comes from the fact that I believe the “new” Shakedry jacket has the same name as the previous jacket made out of traditional Gore-Tex Active. That’s not even getting into the fact that they have marketed Shakedry as Active, even though Active is also a traditional 3L material.May 16, 2019 at 11:16 pm #3593333
No idea, to be honest. It’s the only thing I could find. Going to Gore’s site and looking around I couldn’t find much. Is this new jacket the R7 Trail Hooded jacket? That says only with a light pack. If you have a link to the jacket you’re referring to please include it, I’d be interested in seeing the jacket/reading a bit more about it.
Or is it this one, which still mentions a light pack.
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