What is Coatback?
Coatback is an ideal solution for those trail days that start out chilly but warm up as the day goes on. Doesn’t that sound like pretty much every day on the trail? It does for me, so that’s why I appreciate the Coatback.The mantra for how to dress on the trail is, “Dress in layers.” And that’s a good suggestion. Except what do you do with those layers as you begin to peel them? The Coatback provides the answer to that question. It allows you to wear that excess clothing safely and securely on your back. To fully understand this, please take a look at the video located at the end of this blog post.
This question is best answered in the ubiquitous bulleted list:
- Coatback is extremely compact and can be stored in your daypack or bike bag.
- Coatback is easy to use
- Coatback allows you to carry your jacket or other clothing in a way other than the yuppy “tie it around your waist” technique.
- Coatback allows you to quickly add or shed clothing throughout the day according to weather conditions.
- Coatback is good for active trail use to compensate for varying levels of activity that might leave you cold one minute and sweating hot the next.
- Coatback is easy to carry for active travel such as on hiking trips, bike trips, ski trips and more.
Standard Trail Gear
If you’re like me, you have a collection of indispensable trail gear for all occasions. Whether you are a biker, hiker or skier, you have a stash of clothing and equipment that you raid before each trail trip. Coatback is now part of my standard trail gear. I keep it with my bike gloves, daypacks, trail snacks and miscellaneous outdoor gear. And it is now mandatory equipment when I go on trail journeys. It’s easy to use, easy to pack and certainly comes in handy when I start shedding excess layers due to warm weather or glorious trail exertion. Hmmmmmm. That might be a good name for my next blog post: Glorious Trail Exertion.
Anyway, have a look at the following video and seriously consider adding Coatback to your stockpile of trail gear: