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The Arc'teryx Beta SL proved suitable for the avid outdoorsperson, tho...
The Arc'teryx Beta SL proved suitable for the avid outdoorsperson, though it sacrificed breathability for serious waterproofing.
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Holly Zynda

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Owner and Lead Editor of Owl Intermedia, Holly Zynda is a writer and copy editor who has written travel/adventure articles for The Clymb, Outdoor Technology, Gearographer, Panama Jack, Mountain Khakis, and a variety of other publications. When not writing or editing, she spends her free time hiking, kayaking, surfing, and snowboarding around the Western United States.

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Mammut Wenaha

Mammut Wenaha

The Wenaha is manufactured in a sustainable manner and with a variety of modern rain shell technologies, but while it did perform suitably, it may not be the best choice for the discerning...
REI Co-op Rhyolite - Women's

REI Co-op Rhyolite - Women's

Proving fairly waterproof and definitely durable, the Rhyolite is a beast of a jacket that, while not the most comfortable garment, will last through the apocalypse.
The North Face Resolve 2 - Women's

The North Face Resolve 2 - Women's

Made by a leading and trusted brand, the Resolve 2 ranks as an average rain shell, which will keep you dry with light use and will keep you warm at higher elevations.

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