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Salomon Smart Windstopper Vest & Patagonia Wind Tracker Top

Dec 6, 2006
Outside Magazine
salomon windstopper vest

wind track top

Salomon Smart Windstopper Vest
Euro-styling is a good thing on the nordic trails, not only for the cred factor (Euros kick ass in nordic skiing, traditionally) but for function as well. This thin, slim-fitting vest easily layers and blocks wind when worn alone. Its stretchy back panel allows full range for vigorous poling, and the front and shoulders, made of Gore Windstopper, block wind chill. $120;

Patagonia Wind Tracker TopThis Nordic-specific piece is spot on, with windproof panels on the chest and front-arm panels made from a polyeurethane film sandwiched between lightweight 20-denier polyester knit with a Deluge DWR treatment. The backside's polyester/spandex fleece breathes freely and stretches with ease. A zippered rear pocket stashes gloves or a hat, and is accessible from the right or left side and thumb loops prevent cold wrists. $145;

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