Mountain Hardwear Rep Jack Powell stopped by today for a clinic on new Spring '15 clothing and hardgoods. It's a cold one outside today, but we all braved the parking lot to get some hands on setting up the tents and talking specs.
We saw the "Hoop Dreams" set up...no that's not a group poncho...it's Mountain Hardwear's floorless, single-pole shelter. Also shown was the "SuperMega UL1", a full size tent at about the same weight as a bivy! We got a brush up on Dry.Q fabrics too.
Mountain Hardwear has moved away from GoreTex completely in favor of their in house waterproof-breathable fabrics. They justify this move with test results showing their fabrics to be more breathable at any temp. I guess we'll just have to try out a few pieces to see what we think of it!