The knock on the down puffy used to be that it was useless when it was wet. Not here. Sierra Designs' 800-fill DriDown – chemically treated down – keeps its loft and insulating properties even when soggy. That means the Super Stratus is mobile and protective enough to wear as a top layer on the hill. [$279; sierradesigns.com]
Credit: Photograph by Victor Prado
The 2014 Adventure Issue
From Iceland's Highway 1 to Utah's Canyonlands, an epic itinerary for modern explorers.
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