Dry Change 5.7 oz

The Massdrop Veil range has to constitute just about the lightest and cheapest dry change you can carry when hiking. I have had the similar thing in Montbell (a few grams lighter) and dearer for many years. I have used them a lot (of course mostly in camp) and they are still as good as new. I have never found that they grow at all clammy in the temperatures I generally am out in (ie autumn and winter Victoria, Australia).

So long as you don’t require warmth in your dry change they are fine. I usually carry some Montbell down garments and some down socks, as well as an insulated beanie for when it it going to be really cold. When it is going to be particularly cold I carry some wool thermals instead of the ‘wind’ gear

https://www.massdrop.com/buy/massdrop-veil-wind-pants US$59.99 85 grams

Specs

  • Midnight blue
  • 15d ripstop nylon with DWR finish
  • 100% windproof
  • 11 CFM breathability
  • Hip pocket doubles as stuff sack
  • Drawcord waistband
  • Elastic cuffs
  • Lightweight YKK zippers at cuffs
  • Weight, size M: 3 oz (85 g)

https://www.massdrop.com/buy/massdrop-veil-wind-shell US$59.99 77 grams

Specs

  • 15d ripstop nylon with DWR finish
  • 100% windproof
  • 11 CFM breathability
  • YKK reverse-coil front zipper
  • 3-panel contoured hood
  • Zippered chest pocket doubles as stuff sack
  • Elastic cuffs, hem, and hood trim
  • Athletic fit
  • Center-back length: 29.5 in (75 cm)
  • Weight, men’s M: 2.7 oz (77 g)

 

Total = 162 grams 5.7 oz & $119.98.

 

NB. Some people wear these ‘wind’ garments as their everyday hiking garments. This would work out fine on the trail, and they would likely last as long as you would expect – but they would certainly not be suitable for bush-bashing.

 

See Also:

http://www.theultralighthiker.com/2018/09/28/a-wind-shell-and-an-umbrella/

http://www.theultralighthiker.com/2018/08/16/how-many-clothes-should-i-take-in-my-pack/

http://www.theultralighthiker.com/2018/01/23/ultralight-clothes-pegs-for-hiking/

http://www.theultralighthiker.com/2018/08/17/hiking-washing-machine/

http://www.theultralighthiker.com/2017/10/01/ultralight-shorts-28-grams/

http://www.theultralighthiker.com/2016/09/17/vapor-barrier/

http://www.theultralighthiker.com/2016/09/21/montbell/

http://www.theultralighthiker.com/2013/12/29/hiking-pants/

 

 

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