Why I Think Everyone Should Own One of These Jackets

Why I Think Everyone Should Own One of These Jackets
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My old buddy Rick Stock is retiring after teaching college-level outdoor recreation and leadership for 27 years. His work has varied widely during that time, from being a climbing ranger at Mount Shasta, California, to rowing a poop boat down the Grand Canyon. When I asked him what his most reliable equipment was, his answer was quick: “Patagonia’s Nano-Air pullover. I find that to be my most durable and constantly with me piece of gear.”

Even though he’s only been using that pullover for about four years (an item that currently isn’t for sale but was part of the still popular Nano-Air line, which offers a full-zip jacket, hoodie, and vest), the insulating layer’s extreme versatility has allowed Stock—who is in the field over 300 days annually—to age it in dog years. “I wear it under my drysuit. I wear it on my motorcycle. I have worn it mountaineering as a wind jacket when I.... Continue Reading at Outside Online

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