Once again, HIKE for Mental Health is grateful to Judy HeartFire Gross from LightHeart Gear for her donation of Hoodie Pack Covers to our 2016 prize package, and this year Judy has doubled down by offering two hoodie packs to our winner. And she updated the design with new colors and a new style!
Last year, I won the awesome blaze orange (my favorite color!) Hoodie Pack Cover, an ingenious creation that comfortably covers your head and entire backpack. While I made a point to avoid rain for a while after finishing my very rainy 2015 AT thru-hike, I now look forward to hiking in the rain this spring and summer, protected by the hoodie pack cover.
Valued at $50 each, the hoodie pack cover is another of Judy’s remarkable creations that combine her love for hiking and her amazing pattern making and design skills.
Those same skills, along with her backpacking expertise, have also gone into her ultra light tents and other great products.
The hoodie pack cover is perfect when you don’t want to wear a full rain jacket, but want to keep the rain off your head, neck and pack. It is a full size pack cover with attached hood and shoulder cape.
Available in blaze orange, fushia, royal blue, expresso brown or gray, it is made of silnylon. All seams are bound, and the four point lashings keep the pack cover in place even in the windiest storm. On top of all that, it is machine washable and made right here in the USA.
Judy is a longtime friend to HIKE for Mental Health, and we are honored to include her craftsmanship in our 2016 top hiker prize package. This collection of more than $1,200 worth of brand-new, top-quality gear will go to our top fundraising hiker in 2016.