Lighting Out (cont.)

Apr 1, 2004
Outside Magazine
day hiking gear

THE OR MONSOON HAT keeps downpours off your noggin and neck with its seam-taped, waterproof-breathable Gore-Tex liner. ($54; 800-421-2421, For complete coverage when the weather turns biblical, whip out the CLOUDVEIL DRIZZLE ANORAK and PANTS. Both are constructed from a superthin, microporous, waterproof-breathable fabric. Total weight: 24 ounces. (Anorak, $190; pants, $185; 877-255-8345, Though designed for serious canyoneering—a sport that involves rock climbing, hiking, and swimming through slick slot canyons—the NIKE ACG AIR RIOVEROS, with water-resistant uppers and sticky rubber treads, are ideal for any soggy adventure. ($100; 800-806-6453, If dusk catches you on the home stretch, turn on the PETZL ZIPKA PLUS headlamp, which sports four LED bulbs (up from the previous model's three) without adding bulk. ($38; 877-807-3805, Are those fulminating clouds on the horizon the snarling front of a daylong storm? Find out with HIGH GEAR's ALTITECH2. If the digital barometer plummets from 1,013 (sunny) to 911 (hurricane) millibars, get the hell outta there. ($150; 888-295-4949,

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