The Firebee AR Parka offers outstanding warmth and weather protection, but weights in at only 615 grams, providing you with unbeatable warmth and at minimal weight. It is insulated with 850-fill goose down, and has an outer shell of Gore Thermium which is windproof, water resistant, and highly breathable. Please note that if traveling to Aconcagua or Denali, this parka will serve well as an overparka - please call or email to discuss how you will add insulation to make this garment functional on your expedition.
Off-List Must-Haves Gear lists are honed utilitarian tools for packing for a trip. Our gear lists represent years of carefully considering only and exactly what is needed for a given climb. You might wonder: are there things worth bringing into the mountains not on our gear lists? Absolutely! Loaded Smartphone (the Electronic Multi-Tool) A smartphone […]
Cleaning Down Gear: What’s The Real Deal? Today’s down can be chemically treated so it is hydrophobic, and is available in super-powered 900 or 1000+ fill-power. These fancy, lightweight, and expensive items naturally give us pause at the laundry room door. We automatically know not to treat our down gear like a cotton t-shirt. So what’s […]
The Flats, Ingraham Glacier, Mount Rainier – 10:00 p.m. It’s the night before your summit push, and you’re lying in your tent wide awake. Your tentmate is fast asleep next to you. Adrenaline and nervous energy made it difficult for you both to settle down after dinner, especially since the Pacific Northwest sun was still […]