Outer Shell Jackets and Pants: Member's Favorites for High Sierra Backpacking

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By Alex Wierbinski - Posted on 04 February 2016

Member's Choice

Outer Shell

"Members Choices" are derived from members of Tahoe to Whitney's selections for their favorite pieces of various types of gear.

TW members represent a wide range of different types of folks spending  vast amount of time hiking legendary distances collecting up vast amounts of experience across the wide range of harsh and gentle environments the High Sierra can throw down.

Post up the shell gear that best suites you for your particular application in the this Shell Forum. 


Outer Shells

We have three classes of outer shells for High Sierra Backpackers. Heavy for Winter, Medium for Spring and Fall, and lightweight for Summertime.



AlexW                        North Face Mountain Jacket

AlexW                        North Face Heavy Insulated Ski Pants  

 AlexW bought all his very expensive mid-Winter shells from the North Face warehouse store in Berkeley for 60 to 70% less than list prices.



 AlexW                        North Face Medium-Weight Jacket



lotsbackpacker         Marmot PreCip jacket and pants

AlexW                          Marmot Precipt jacket and pants 

cmcrooker                  Zpacks, WPB cuben material. Under 9 oz. Trip Report



gbrahaney                    Arcteryx Gore-Tex Paclite Shell

  Post up your favorite shells here, below. Design, materials, and features you like, don't like, and what backpackers should look for and take note of across the perplexing range of brands, styles, and materials we have to choose from..


High Sierra Four Season Backpacker's Gear List



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