Archaic Technology 1 - Bob Woodward on the Cagoule

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It's time to pay tribute to the cagoule, the most indispensable piece of backpacking gear ever. George had the foresight to make a cagoule that could cover the entire upper body and head as well as the lower body in a storm. I waited out many a Sierra summer storm in said " monk's cloak". Yes, they were un-breathable but we learned early on to wear a tee shirt underneath and peel it off post storm and put on a warm, dry shirt. Of course, today a cagoule would be made in some fancy fabric and cost $750.00 or more. Give me the old SD waterproof non- breathable coated nylon version.

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08/22/14