01 November 2012

New feature! Gear reviews!

While most of you are used to reading updates on the Superu's adventures, this fall will mark the start of some new additions to this haven of Subaru excitement.

Kicking off the season is my review of a lightweight yet very warm down sweater by Stoic.  If you're anything like me, you just read that line and asked yourself, "what the heck is a down sweater?"

Think of it this way, it's like the down jacket's skinny cousin.  The particular down sweater featured in today's review is the Stoic Hadron Down Anorak.  Weighing in at just 8 oz but packing 850 fill goose down, this sweater does not disappoint.  I've worn it as a secondary layer under an Arc'teryx shell, and as a jacket over a lightweight T and it has been toasty warm and breathable in both instances.  No overheating under moderate exertion, nice warmth standing in a cold rain on the soccer field sidelines and supreme packability are the hallmarks of this item.

In summary, this is a very effective piece of apparel for a variety of conditions and I am comfortable recommending it as a versatile addition to your expedition wardrobe.

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