Wetting Out / Drying Out

I got caught in a downpour this week. I was prepared and wearing my Rab Polartec Alpha synthetic fill puffy jacket. I was not exposed for long and confident on drying out quickly. It could have been very different. I came across John Barklow (check him out on IG as he has some cool videosContinue reading “Wetting Out / Drying Out”

Nikwax and the art of jacket maintenance

The first winter rains are starting to fall here in the Cape and mornings are chilly. Out come windproof and waterproof breathable jackets to protect us from these elements. However unless these jackets are relatively new they do not keep the damp out as well as they should. The first sign of trouble is whenContinue reading “Nikwax and the art of jacket maintenance”