During my hike in the Artic Circle I didn’t had a lot of clothes me, so every piece had to be good. In this post I will review not everything, only the good and the bad.
I’ll start with the good, The Fjallraven Vidda Pro pants, these are expensive but are worth the money. You can wax the pants for making it a bit more rain proof, but the pants will be stiffer which personally I don’t prefer. The knees and the but area has a thicker fabric and this is helpful! One time on a mountain, it was so steep that I slid down on my butt.
And now some of the bad, the Berghaus Paclite rain pants. Luckily I only needed to wear these pants for 4 days, but after 4 days the fabric on the heels were already beaten up, even a few small holes in it. I had these on over my Fjallraven pants which is pretty normal. On the bottom of these pants there are a few buttons. I think that these small buttons were going over the fabric. I don’t think this should happen to a 160 euro rain pants.
The Buff Original is one of my favorite! The reason why I picked the original and not a thicker one is that it isn’t too warm and it blocks the wind from my neck and face in a good way. When the weather is nice I hardly noticed it around my neck. For me it was the best of 2 worlds. It was keeping me warm without taking it on and off all the time.
The rain jacket I took with me was a Mountain Equipment Janak. I have written a lot already about this jacket. It didn’t disappoint! It was a perfect protection against the wind, rain and snow. The hood works good with all the adjustments you can make. It was quite expensive and you could make the argument that a cheaper jacket will also be good enough. I think this is an important piece of gear and that is why I spend a bit more money on it.
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