Staying Dry With Good Shell Layers
Your shell-layer is as the name suggests your protection against the outside elements. Over the last 40 or so years since the advent of Gore-Tex many different proprietary water repellant coatings or waterproof membranes have been developed by various brands to keep you from getting drenched by the rain.
Great shell-layer jackets should help protect from rain and wind to keep you dry. A decent set of rain pants will keep your legs from getting drenched, and if you need extra protection then consider packing a lightweight rain poncho for added protection.
Best Lightweight Rain Jackets for Hiking and Backpacking
Weather looking questionable? Never fear! In this buying guide, we introduce you to 12 awesome lightweight rain jackets that will let you hit the trails no matter what the weather’s doing!
Best Rain Pants for Hiking & Backpacking in 2023
You can’t always predict when Mother Nature will throw a downpour your way, but you can prepare! In our guide we recommend our favorite waterproof pants and also what features to keep an eye out for in the best rain pants.
Best Hardshell Jacket For 4-Season Hiking 2023
If you’re going to be hitting the trail in changeable weather, then check out our guide to the best hardshell jackets & always have a great shell layer.
Best Mountaineering Pants For Alpine Adventures
Whether you’re a dedicated ice climber or a light-and-fast alpinist, you need a quality pair of pants for your adventures. Our guide reviews 7 top mountaineering pants to help you find the perfect pair.
Best Rain Poncho for Wet-Weather Hiking
If you’ve ever been soaked on the trail, you’ll understand the importance of good rain gear! In our guide, we put 9 of the best rain ponchos through their paces.
How to Make a Rain Poncho (Step-by-Step Guide)
You don’t have to splash the cash to get great protection from the rain on your hikes. In this guide, we show you how to make your very own rain blocker at home using upcycled or low-cost materials: the rain poncho!
Best Hiking Jacket for All-Weather Protection
A spot of rain isn’t a good reason to stay off the trails – especially with our guide to the top hiking rain jackets.
Best 3-in-1 Jacket for Outdoor Adventure [2023 Edition]
If you like a little versatility in your mid & shell layers, then consider our top pick for the title of the Best 3-in-1 Jacket.
What is The Difference Between Waterproof and Water-Resistant?
Waterproof and water-resistant tend to be used interchangeably by most people, but there is an difference – find out what that is with our guide.
How to Wash a Rain Jacket
Failing to treat your rain jacket to a little TLC once in a while can have a serious impact on its long-term performance. Learn how that TLC’s done in this straight-talking, easy-to-follow guide.
Why Does Rain Gear Wet Out?
Gear wetting out in the rain? We’ve been there, done that, and acquired the smarts on how to prevent and mitigate the problem along the way. In this short, straight-talking guide, we tell you how it’s done.
Best Women’s Rain Pants for Hiking and Backpacking
Don’t let a little rain keep you from getting out on the trail. Check out our guide to the top women’s rain pants and carry on hiking come rain or shine!
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