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Page 2 in the conversation "What's in your summer outdoor gear capsule?" by nemosmom
Ticks are a major concern around here, so I think that eliminates shorts... Now, where to find a pair of pants with a rise higher than 7"?!?
I have really enjoyed this thread and the great items people have. I have been searching for that elusive breathable rain shell for a couple of years now. I want it to be a bit longer and have a bit of wind resistance.For the water shoes I have a pair from Walmart - super inexpensive, but they do the trick until I find something better. So far they have worked well for rocky beaches, kayaking etc. I agree about the ticks and longer pants. There are some convertible pants to shorts options but I haven't tried them out yet. Last summer I wore these capris (which are like angle length pants on me). They are very light weight. The only thing I didn't like were the ties at the bottom which are meant to scrunch up and make them shorter. https://www.columbiasportswear....._1658431_c
Glory - a breathable rain shell seems so contradictory, but surely there's a great one to be had. I read (way too many) reviews on outdoor gear and just ordered a "Guardian" by Outdoor Research. I will let you know how it goes.
Great post! My summer sportswear is light leggings and short sleeves tops... Once the new normal will start, I am planning to try new activities and will then add some pieces. It's so interesting to see all your sportswear!
I hope you like your OR jacket. I’ve had great luck with them over the years. 3-layer shells are definitely the way to go for comfort and durability.
Nemosmom, FWIW I have these UPF hiking-friendly pants and the rise on a size 6 according to the website is just over 10”. They’re very comfortable, and have a variety of inseams as well.
Thank you Silver! I always forget to check Eddie Bauer... I am off to check them out!
You’re welcome - I hope they work out for you!
Hmm, that’s frustrating! I run into the tight hips issue a lot with women’s outdoor apparel. I’m trying to think of brands with a cut that might work for you. Possibly North Face or Columbia?
I do a lot of hiking and outdoor activities year round, and I really like Under Armor’s moisture wicking tees and bras. Callie by Carrie Underwood is a nice brand for pretty athletic wear. I bought a few of her tee shirts last summer and will probably buy a few more this year. Very stylish and moisture wicking. Eddie Bauer is another favorite brand of mine. They have excellent summer and winter clothing items.
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