The Big Agnes Hole in the Wall jacket with 700-fill Downtek treated down.
Until 2012, sleeping under the stars felt like rolling the dice. A handful of nights each year I’d wake up freezing my ass off, because condensation had soaked into my puffy down sleeping bag and stolen its warm-making mojo. But in 2012, some geniuses developed treated down, treating those fuzzy little feathers with a magical coating that keeps them dry seven times longer, and keeps me warm in my sleeping bag. I have a pretty sensitive bullshit-ometer when it comes to hype about new gear, but treated down won me over, sleeping out on countless river trips and bumping up against a wet tent wall during a three-day drencher. Now, it takes a full-on rainstorm to get me in a tent, and I will never go back to untreated down. — Brendan Leonard
IT’LL WARM YOUR DAYS, TOO