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Dry Hikers

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One of the great things about sailing is that you never quite know where your travels will take you. If you’re a cruiser, there are usually trails to be hiked in far-flung destinations, and if you’re a racer you’ve undoubtedly found yourself ashore in not-so-ideal weather conditions, waiting to see what the RC will do. Sure, you could wear your foul-weather gear, but chances are good that muddy hiking trails or cluttered boulevards won’t do wonders for its waterproofness. Marmot’s PreCip jacket and pants are the answer. Built out of lightweight, waterproof, breathable nylon, the PreCip kit is designed to fit over fleece to give you the widest number of layering options. This minimalist gear packs down super small, making it ideal “just-in-case” kit. $99 for the jacket; $70 for the pants. www.marmot.com

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