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Brian Patterson

Brian Patterson

Mid Atlantic

Brian Patterson's Bio

Love to shoot video, and take short hikes after work to unwind. I have done a lot of hiking / backcountry camping in the Cascades of WA. Love Rainer and St. Helen's. Smokey's were great too. Doing the AT this summer and looking forward to that.

Brian Patterson

Brian Pattersonwrote a question about on April 5, 2010

Which Nikwax product can I use on my synthetic pants and shirts? I am not sure if it is Base wash, tech wash etc. too many Nikwax products to choose from, can anyone help? I have MHW mesa pants and some canyon shirts, synthetic fast drying materials and I need a product for them. They are not water proof but water does bead up when it hit the fabric, so I am unsure what to use. What should I use on my Monkey Phur jacket?

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Brian Patterson

Brian Pattersonwrote a review of on March 23, 2010

4 5

I got this jacket two days ago and it happened to come on a day when it was raining, so I hit the trail. The water beaded up pretty nice at first, then it started pouring and the left sleeve started to soak a bit. Just a small area but it seemed as if the waterproofing was not effective in that area for some reason. I have to say it was some pretty heavy rain and I stayed pretty dry. For as light weight and packable as this jacket is it meet my expectations. However today I went out with it, and I made slight contact with a branch and it ripped a tiny hole in the wrist area of the left sleeve. The rip didn't go through both layers of material, just the outer. The inner white lining was still in tact. I was very disappointed that it wasn't very durable. I do still like the jacket and backcountry is taking this one back, and yes I ordered another one because even though it had some durability issues it really kept me pretty dry in a downpour and it will be a nice light weight rain coat for backcountry trips. For the money it is a good solid rain coat.

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