237-Choosing rain gear for hiking

Show notes

For hikers just starting out gear selection is often focused around what is known as the Big 3 (i.e. the tent, pack and sleeping bag) because when we think about hiking and camping, these are the pieces of gear that always come to mind. However if you are going to take the plunge and take advantage of the rainy weather conditions, then choosing suitable rainwear for hiking is something you’ll need to consider at some stage. So what are the considerations when choosing rain gear for hiking?

This podcast episode covers the key aspects of choosing rain gear. We deliberately haven’t gotten too carried away with the technical aspects because in all honesty, there’s so much technical information that you just don’t need to know!

Podcast Overview

In this episode we talk all about rain gear for hiking:

  • Podcast Introduction (time index 00:01:28)
  • Fit (time index 00:02:58)
  • Features (time index 00:08:08)
    • Rain jacket and Rain pants
  • Weight (time index 00:16:26)
  • Fabric (time index 00:17:24)
    • Non Breathable vs semi Breathable fabric
    • Technical fabrics
  • Ponchos and rain skirts/kilts (time index 00:23:22)
  • Pricing (time index 00:26:10)
  • Final thoughts (time index 00:26:06)

Close (time index 00:31:02)

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