The Patagonia Houdini is one of those pieces that stays in my day pack no matter the season. It's great for running, cycling, hiking, and every activity in between. The jacket is very light at 3.4 ounces and the zippered chest pocket allows you to stuff the jacket down to the size of an apple. I recently hiked the Chasm Lake Trail to the base of Longs Peak in Colorado and experienced winds up to 40 mph and temps into the 40s above treeline. I thought I would topple over from the wind but kept moving as I put on my Houdini jacket over my Patagonia Capilene baselayer shirt. As the wind was ripping past my ears I secured the hood with one hand and was set to continue my ascent.
Employee Profile: Katelin Denkins
Name: Katelin D. & Moogly
Favorite Outdoor Activity: hiking, backpacking, snowboarding
Best Hidden Adventure Spot: Cranberry Wilderness - WV
Piece Of Gear You'll Never Give Up: Gregory J38 Pack, Steripen
Best Thing About 3ROC: The awesome staff and shop dogs!!
Name: Emma Rehm
Favorite outdoor activity: slowpoking (I mean, riding bikes in the woods, but always stopping for berries or wildflowers or cool birds!). No hurry, no worry!
Piece of gear I’ll never give up: camping hammock and down quilt. Good indoors and outdoors!
Best thing about 3ROC: huffing secondhand adventure! I love hearing about what everyone is gearing up for!
Nite Ize “Hitch” Phone Anchor + Tether: Take your phone from Social to Sport Mode in an Instant This one may seem simple folks, but I had a close call with a glacier stream and...
A must have for campers and backpackers alike. This lightweight and reusable pour over filter will be your new best friend! Don't sacrifice your good cup of joe in the AM. I used to carry instant coffee and would just gulp it down for the morning caffeine rush but with the Java Drip I'm able to have my enjoyable cup of coffee like I'm back at home with my pour over. The Java Drip is a great gift idea for that person that has it all or to add to your kit to make those mornings in nature even more enjoyable. Cheers to that!
GSI's Infinity Backpacker's Mug
This is a family favorite at 3ROC! This mug weighs in at just 3.5 ounces and is lined to make measurements while making camp meals or just measuring water at work for my noodles a breeze. Sometimes the most simple product can complete your kit!
The Exped Ultra 3R Sleep Mat is one of the best in the market! Swiss engineering wins with Synmat Technology that will keep the insulation lined and ready for 3 season use for a lifetime. I've been using this pad for almost a year and I love the simplicity of the Schnozzel pump bag that inflates the pad in minutes and doubles as a great waterproof compression sack. Alternatively, you can use the Exped Widget that inflates your pad, works as a lantern, and charges electronics via a USB connection.
The pad feels super durable with 20 D ripstop polyester and I never feel as though I need to be "dainty" with it. I love hitting the trails with the Ultra 3R knowing that I'll be well rested and ready to put in the miles each day. It's also great for car camping and I love that Exped also makes a double size mat, on my wish list!, so that there are no gaps, which I know the pups will love! See yinz out on the trail!
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