There is more great gear included in this year’s 2016 prize package, and we are proud to announce a new sponsor with an extremely useful addition: SealSkinz Ultra Grip Gloves!
On my 2015 AT thru-hike, it rained. A lot. A common saying on the trail was, “No Pain, No Rain, No Maine.”
Quality rain gear is essential for a comfortable and successful thru-hike (or any other hike in rainy or cold conditions). While I did not use SealSkinz gloves on my hike, after about their features and positive reviews, I wish I had.
The SealSkinz Ultra Grip Gloves are valued at $50 per pair, and boast some great features. They are waterproof, windproof, and breathable. Dotted palms and fingers provide improved grip in slippery weather. The merino wool lining ensures warmth and moisture control. They are a great addition to your pack to help keep your hands warm and dry no matter what conditions you face. If you haven’t tried them yet, I suggest you check them out to see if they can help you get through some of the tough, rainy days on the trail.
Thank you so much to SealSkinz for supporting our cause!