Gear Test - Women's Jackets

It's summer here in Australia but outdoor clothing designers in the U.S. have released their new season's Women's jackets for their winter. The family below did not seem to need them on this beautiful Tasmanian day. Sue has swum in there and it is freezing!

Photo of Four Moons at Lake Rodway, Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park, Tasmania, Australia taken by apurdam

The New York Times has an interesting slideshow of six different, new season, women's jackets. It seems clothing manufacturers are always on the lookout for new ways for us to part with our hard earned cash.

The articles introductory page states:

IF outdoor enthusiasts could design the perfect jacket, it might be something like this: it would have the wind-stopping power of a stiff jacket, feel like a snugly fleece and look like something that would pass muster on the streets of Aspen.

This season, more manufacturers have made this jacket a reality. Windproof jackets aren’t new, but creating one that is streamlined, breathable and drapes well is a delicate proposition. By incorporating thin membranes from Gore or Polartec between the outer and inner layers, the latest crop of jackets prevent wind from permeating while letting sweat escape.

This link takes you to the Women's Hiking Jacket article and slideshow.

We hope you enjoy this preview of the new season's fashions. Please let us know what you think by leaving us a "comment".

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