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Day two, a bit cooler and much windier. Base layer only, again. Loving the coat. It's like it's got auto climate control in it. Lol.
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Lesson of the season: listen to Sam's advice the first time and save money.
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Lesson of the season: listen to Sam's advice the first time and save money.
honestly from what I can tell you have your gear knowledge down Everything you suggested I researched and eventually bought.

I was kind of stuck being at mt hardware 1/2 off. The good thing is I hopefully won't have to lose any money. I'm sending the mt hardware in for warranty and expect a replacement, which ill fire sale for a good price.


Speaking of .... If anyone is interested I have a 190.00 Columbia / mt hardware gift card. Ill sell it for 150.00 and go to the employee store to get whatever you'd like for 1/2 price.
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The wet of the PNW is far more demanding on gear than the places that get cold, dry, light, fluffy snow all the time.. (fuckin dicks! )

after a couple of decades i've pretty much figured out what works

for the most part the phrase 'buy once, cry once' is usually pretty accurate. it's gonna cost more to get into the good stuff for sure, but its also going to last 3 times as long and perform better the entire time.
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When you're as hot natured as I am, breathability takes precedence over wind resistance.
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When you're as hot natured as I am, breathability takes precedence over wind resistance.
I have this problem too. i didn't wear anything more than my long sleeve base, a tshirt, and a hoodie up top for all of February and March.

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I always thought it was the coat that was giving you grief. I had the same issues until I dropped big money on Goretex. Now I am popcorn dry and warm all the time. Some people can get away without it, but not us my friend.
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I always thought it was the coat that was giving you grief. I had the same issues until I dropped big money on Goretex. Now I am popcorn dry and warm all the time. Some people can get away without it, but not us my friend.
You mean you've been following the year long saga?

It was indeed the coat. And I am now enjoying, like you, the big money Goretex jacket.

Merino wool and Goretex FTW!
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You mean you've been following the year long saga?

It was indeed the coat. And I am now enjoying, like you, the big money Goretex jacket.

Merino wool and Goretex FTW!
I sure have been. I posted a couple months back that I thought it was the coat. I experienced the same thing with cheaper quality material. Glad you got it figured out PDX.
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I think this applies to pretty much everything in life. Pony up the $$$ for a quality piece that will last you a long time and you'll save yourself headaches and $ spent on replacing garbage. Now's the time to look for some goretex on sale, will still be expensive but much more reasonable.
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