The trails,camprounds,lakes,and mountain areas in Washington State and occasional trips to Idaho,Montana,and British Columbia and Alberta,Canada
The micro-weight top and bottoms are perfect for on-the-go,stop and go activity,or when you're in and out of a vehicle in moderately cool (25*F) or warmer weather. Keeps you warm and wicks moisture away from your body like a sponge into your outer layers or into the environment when worn as an outer layer.
Launders quickly and easily by hand and lay flat to dry or on delicate cold water cycle in the washer with air dry in the dryer.
I bought a pair of these bibs in 2005 to be worn as a do-it-all outer layer for wear in the mountains while performing law enforcement duties,including crawling over rocks,through brush,over and under vehicles while winching people back up onto the roads after they had slid off in the snow. I bought them larger that needed to allow for wearing mid-layers as needed depending on how warm or cold it was,and still allow me to wear by body armor inside to keep it dry. The full length chest to lower back
waterproof zippers come in handy for when nature calls...I don't even have to remove my gun-belt from around my waist.The side zippers from hip to ankles make it easy to allow for built up heat to escape and to stay cool inside my patrol vehicle. The elastic cinch-cords afford a quick and easy means to snug the pant legs tight around the ankles of your boots when in deep snow or when on snowshoes,skis,or crampons.With the small grommets on both the inside and outside lower edges of the legs,attach a piece of elastic cord to go under the arch of your boots,and you are as close as you can get to a gaiter.They're going on seven years of full-time winter use,and they look almost new. Clean and waterproof them with Nikwax or similar products designed for gore-tex as needed, and they will as warranted,last a lifetime.
I bought this tent for car-camping last fall,and the first time out with it,my wife and I set it up expecting high winds and afternoon thunderstorms that are customary on the east side of the Cascade Mountains in the Lake Chelan area here in Washington State in September. We staked it out with lines attached to the rain fly,and the weather did not disappoint us with 50 mph winds and pouring rain. The fly didn't even sag or slap on the tent in the wind-blown down-pour. There's plenty of netting on the tent for good ventilation and there was no sign of any moisture inside the tent..it was all outside where it belonged. The quality of the fabric,waterproofing,and beefy, shock-corded aluminum poles that attach to the fly with clips and foot-grommets,was top quality and bomb-proof.With two cots there's lots of storage space under the cots and a table between them. With lots of side-pockets and a spacious gear-loft that will easily support a full-sized L.E.D. lantern from the loft,the Limestone-6 with it's two spacious vestibule areas to stash extra gear and keep it dry,is a great place to get out of the elements if you need to. It's rock-solid and bone-dry!!!
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