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Lightweight Backpacking Gear for Cold Winter Temperatures (Two-Layer Systems, Vapor Barriers, and Really Puffy Stuff)

Lightweight backpacking gear for winter temperatures: two-layer insulation systems, vapor barrier systems, and really puffy stuff.

Montane Spitfire One Review

Our Montane Spitfire One Review determined that this is one of the best value, very warm synthetic insulated parka for wet conditions.

Arcteryx Nuclei FL Jacket Review

Arcteryx Nuclei FL Jacket Review: one of the best lightweight windproof synthetic insulated jackets on the planet. It weighs a mere 9.9 ounces.

Arc’teryx Nuclei AR Review

Our Arcteryx Nuclei AR Review found that this jacket has impressive water resistance and, thus, is the best belay jacket for alpinists.

Arcteryx Proton LT Hoody Review

Our Arcteryx Proton LT Hoody Review found that the Proton LT's durability, features, and warmth make it an ideal winter activewear choice.

Black Diamond Heat Treat Hoody Review

Our Black Diamond Heat Treat Hoody Review determined that the jacket is an all-purpose winter jacket for around town and some winter sports.

LLBean Packaway Review (Primaloft Hooded Jacket)

This LLBean Primaloft Packaway Hooded Review concludes that this jacket offers excellent performance for a very good price.

Montbell Thermawrap Guide Review

Our Montbell Thermawrap Guide Review found this great value synthetic insulated parka has a reliable ultralight waterproof shell fabric.

Arc’teryx Kappa Hoody Review

This Arc'teryx Kappa Hoody Review features a jacket with high levels of durability and inclement weather resistance, but a mediocre warmth:weight ratio.

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