Mountain Hardwear Dry.Q Waterproof Breathable

Mountain Hardwear Dry.Q waterproof breathable

One day after Polartec announced their new NeoShell waterproof breathable fabric, Mountain Hardwear has officially announced their own suite of waterproof breathable technologies called Dry.Q. Add these to Columbia's own Omni-Dry waterproof breathable technology and recent OutDry acquisition, and it seems like everyone is trying to find an alternative to GORE-TEX these days. 

Polartec Fabric How It’s Made

Polartec Fabric 

Yesterday we were given a tour of the Polartec manufacturing plant outside of Boston in Lawrence, MA. The thirty-eight acre campus employs over 1000 people and is continually churning out fabric to be made into base layers, insulation layers or soft shells (and now hard shells) for both the military and consumer outdoor industry.  

Polartec Takes On GORE-TEX With New NeoShell

Polartec NeoShell waterproof breathable

The Holy Grail of the outdoor industry is to develop a fabric that is waterproof yet truly breathable at the same time. As of yesterday, Polartec has thrown their hat in the hard shell ring with the launch of NeoShell. Directly taking on GORE-TEX and eVent, Polartec claims that NeoShell is the most breathable waterproof fabric on the market. 

Horny Toad Heartfelt Sweater Review

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Horny Toad recently sent me one of their new Heartfelt Sweaters for Fall and it has quickly replaced my go-to chunky knit travel sweater to become my new airplane uniform. Warm, cozy and stylish, the Heartfelt Sweater is the perfect extra layer for when you don't quite want to throw on a jacket.

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