Thursday, April 5, 2007
Yesterday, Gore-Tex was in town with their mobile Weather Chamber. Who could pass up a chance to slip into some over-sized gear and step into the Weather Chamber? As cheesy as this sounds.....it was fun! Their team claims the weather chamber blasts people with 22 inches of rain per hour and a 30 mph wind. Considering the water was lukewarm in temperature, this weather chamber is a walk in the park compared to full conditions on Longs Peak!
One thing I was surprised to learn, is that Gore-Tex garments should be washed and put into the dryer. This lets the fabric retain its repellent properties. At least that's what Simon recommended.