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Gear Tips: How to Protect your Down Jackets

Posted by Gabby Tinner on

Gear Tips: How to Protect your Down Jackets

Ever wonder why you can put on a down jacket on a cold morning and after warming up can still wear the jacket without over heating? Down is nature's best insulation. It naturally lofts more when it is cold and naturally shrinks when it is warmer. For most buying a down jacket is an investment that you hope lasts throughout the winters ahead.To ensure that happens, we have collected some tips on keeping how to keep your down protected and you warm.  Wash your Down Jackets Down jackets can, and should be, washed. No matter what activity you are doing...

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Gear Tips: Repairing Fabrics

Posted by Kale Klontz on

Unfortunately, rips and tears are often not covered under warranties and are going to happen over time, especially with ultra-light fabrics. So the My Trail team put together a few examples of ways to help you repair your gear at home! Hole caused by Crampon in pant leg: (outside of the garment)  (inside of the garment)  To fix at home you will need:  - Tenacious tape - Seam Glue  Step One- Tape inside with Tenacious tape (make sure to align torn edges on the outside before pressing into tape)  Step Two- Glue and seal the outside with Seam Grip Step...

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Gear Tips: Starting to Think Light? 2 in 1 options.

Posted by Gabby Tinner on

Gear Tips: Starting to Think Light? 2 in 1 options.

Starting to Think Light? 2 in 1 options:  One of the simplest ways to lighten up your load is to carry things that have dual purposes. Below are some gear tips to help you get started:   Poncho Trap: The poncho tarp can be used as rain wear, a pack cover, and a shelter (with trekking poles and guy lines)   Lightweight Integrated Stove System: When choosing a stove find one that is one system with multiple uses. There are several systems out there that allow for the pot to be a cup, bowl, and coffee press.   Spork: I...

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