If South Africa had a coffee table book of quintessence, the three things that would fight for the cover would be the biological wonders of Kruger National Park, the iconic beauty of Table Mountain, and the quiet, hulking giant of the Drakensberg Amphitheater, home to the second tallest waterfall on Earth, and the Tugela River Gorge. Continue reading Epic Views, Little Hardship: The Tugela River Gorge
Under the shadow of the Wall of Spears, Dragon Mountains, or Drakensberg, the alpine grasslands ebb and flow like the bushveld so commonly found there. Wildlife abounds in the big sky country of KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa, and the night sky is one of the most dazzling that can be found on Earth.
This gallery is a series of shots from the Drakensberg lowlands around the area in which I lived for three months. The nearest towns would be Winterton or Bergville, but most of my time was spent in the bush or in unmarked farmland. Enjoy. Continue reading Lower Drakensberg Grasslands, KwaZulu Natal, South Africa
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Weight: 6.4oz – 7.4oz
Size Tested: 76″ chest, 48″ foot,
87″ total length.
Construction: 30d waterproof
nylon (bottom), Impetus 1.1 (Top)
Store: Titanium Goat
Mileage before Review: 702 miles
Longest Test: 702 miles
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Size Tested: XL
Construction: 7-Denier ‘Balistic Airlight’ Nylon
coated in Polkatex DWR
Mileage before Review: 2500+ miles
Longest Test: 2155 miles
***Thru Hike Tested***
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Size Tested: XXL
Construction: 850 fil down, Coreloft
synthetic insulation. Airetica nylon.
Mileage before Review: 2000 miles
Longest Test: 2000 miles
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Size Tested: XXL
Construction: ThemalQ Elite insulation.
20D ripstop nylon
Store: Mountain Hardwear
Mileage before Review: 450+ miles
Longest Test: 300 miles
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