Sprayway – Grendel Windstopper Jacket

It is sold as a windproof jacket, and uses mostly Gore Windstopper fabric, with panels of stretchy softshell in the sides and underarm to aid ventilation and movement. But the thing about Windstopper is that it’s actually pretty much the same stuff as the original Gore-Tex membrane, so the Grendel does a very admirable job of keeping showers at bay.

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Sprayway – GX3 Mountain Tent

The GX3 has a dozen guy lines which are reflective (ours were blue, unlike the photo above) and really hunker down the whole structure very well. Even if you don’t know anything about tents you can tell that the GX3 isn’t going to blow away easily. You also get plenty of vents (6 according to the blurb) which make for a more pleasant time when it’s warm, or your partner stinks like an old sock.

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Sprayway – Scorpion Gore-Tex Jacket

The jacket is made with a Gore-Tex Performance Shell. Gore, in our house when I was growing up, was always the watch-word of waterproof quality and in the aforementioned hailstorm it more than lived-up to its revered status with the water just sitting on the surface as pretty little beads and no uncomfortable sweaty build-up when I was walking hard. It’s been great in the wind and recent early morning cold snaps, and on a walk just now where it was perhaps just a bit too hot it’s not too heavy to carry at just over 900g.

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