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Bear Grylls Meets Optimus Prime

JakPak All-In-One Jacket, Sleeping Bag & Tent

Preparing for a wet outing in the woods normally involves packing a solid rain shell, a warm sleeping bag and a weather-proof tent. Thanks to some seriously resourceful engineering, the JakPak Jacket ($250) serves as all three — granted with some sacrifices. Made from waterproof, flame retardant material, the jacket features an integrated and detachable…

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Dry-Style

Outlier Storm King Shell Parka

We’ve always admired Outlier’s unique blend of style and functionality, and their new Storm King Shell Parka ($650) seems to follow the same great formula. Made from 100% Supermarine cotton, it’s designed to be a highly water resistant and breathable alternative to synthetics like Gore-Tex. Like most of Outlier’s tops, four-way arm construction is also…

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A Different Kind of Motivation for Making It Rain

Barbour Tartan Umbrella

We know what you’re going to say. It’s another day on Gear Patrol, and they’re sharing another Barbour product. We’re also keenly aware that most of you are perfectly fine using a $5 standard black umbrella you picked up on the street. For the small subset of you though who enjoy using a rainy day…

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Classic Gore-Tex For Your Gourd

Outdoor Research Seattle Sombrero

With parts of the country experiencing record rainfall this summer, it no doubt pays to be prepared for inclement conditions. Whether strolling the streets, umbrella in hand, or doing something a bit more naturific in a hydrophobic jacket, don’t neglect your noggin when it comes to dryness protection.

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Old School Gore-Tex

Barbour International A7 Jacket

Spring is coming up fast, especially here in East Tennessee. If you’re looking for the right jacket that won’t have you sweating bullets as the temp kicks up a notch, but still offers rain protection through the requisite storms, give Barbour a once over. Barbour has been keeping our cousins across the pond dry with…