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    Default (Help!) Final Gear Decision: Patagonia Torrentshell in the Desert

    Days away from go time. Very ready. But, which I'm sure is natural, I am questioning some gear choices. What ya'll think about the need for a Torrentshell on a late fall AZT thru?

    If I leave it at home (return it for a nice penny) I will be dependent on a Feathered Friends Jackorack windjacket as my outer shell.

    Thank you!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rybir View Post
    Days away from go time. Very ready. But, which I'm sure is natural, I am questioning some gear choices. What ya'll think about the need for a Torrentshell on a late fall AZT thru?

    If I leave it at home (return it for a nice penny) I will be dependent on a Feathered Friends Jackorack windjacket as my outer shell.

    Thank you!
    I used a torrent rain shell few years back....it was a sweat box....I'd return just take 1oz emergency poncho....with that said I don't no squat about AZT.....


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    Quote Originally Posted by saltysack View Post
    I used a torrent rain shell few years back....it was a sweat box....I'd return just take 1oz emergency poncho....with that said I don't no squat about AZT.....


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    Where did you use it?

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    https://www.currentresults.com/Weath...cipitation.php

    I don't believe you will need a rainshell, but that could just be me. The one or two days it might rain, you can hole up in your tent.

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    Quote Originally Posted by egilbe View Post
    https://www.currentresults.com/Weath...cipitation.php

    I don't believe you will need a rainshell, but that could just be me. The one or two days it might rain, you can hole up in your tent.
    Yeah I am close to returning. It was a freak out buy. But wind jacket is very nice and I have reliable shelter.

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    In the desert I'd probably just rely on an emergency rain poncho. Carry a couple, just in case; they're maybe 20g a piece.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rybir View Post
    Where did you use it?
    45* in NC.....switched to an OR helium 2 and a Houdini wind jacket...very happy with this combo...


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    Maybe a Frogg Togg UL poncho is cool.middle road

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    Rybir,
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