Thanks Phil and Pat. Your comments definitely help me to narrow down my choices and choose something appropriate.
Is this jacket wind resistant? Going on a safari in Africa. They say to be sure to bring a fleece jacket that will keep us warm on early morning game drives in open-air vehicles (chilly mornings--50s--with wind).
I need comfortable boots with support for both my ankles and arches. After reading LOTS of reviews, I bought these boots in January 2013, intending to use them for snowshoeing this winter as well as hiking in the coming summer. I have snowshoed twice in them and have worn them around town in Colorado on messy,snowy days--great support, no leaks, no blisters, warm feet. Waaay more comfortable than my previous leather, steel-shank hiking boots. They also accommodate my orthotic inserts when I choose to use them for extra arch support. Can't wait hike in them this summer. Very satisfied with my purchase thus far.