Saturday, December 14, 2013

In Praise Of Maximum Warm, Minimum Cost

Forget all the massively expensive cold-weather layers, this USMC issue Polartec Power Dry Classic 100 half-zip fleece pullover is the best #2 warmth layer you can buy. Usually between $50 and $40 on eBay.

Paired as a number #2 layer with a decent base and solid #3 and shell, this kept me toasty snowshoeing and backpacking  in -20 (F) and blowing snow at 12,000+ft  in the winter Sierras a dozen miles south of  the USMC's Mountain Warfare Training Center.

Works well by itself at lower altitudes and warmer (30 degree) temps. Durable, takes a beating and keeps on heating.

1 comment:

  1. Got mine for 2 dollars at a trift shop. best money i've ever spent.