THE VAUCLUSE GEAR SWEAT CHECK.

TESTIMONIALS AND TEST RESULTS OF THE COOL-DRY FRAME.

WHAT OUR CUSTOMERS ARE SAYING ABOUT OUR BACKPACKING GEAR:

"It works. I have not experienced sweat on my back."

- Aaron (Arizona)

"I sweat a lot, but likely not as much if I hadn’t worn it."

- Rob (Texas)

"In the 3 walks since, I didn’t have any sweat. So we’re on the right track."

- Tyler (Washington)

"I did not sweat as much as normal... Felt good and had no gear issues."

- Walter (North Carolina)

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VAUCLUSE GEAR COOL-DRY FRAME HIKING REVIEWS AND SWEAT CHECKS

SWEAT CHECK - FRENCH ALPS, FRANCE

HIKING THE THE FRENCH IN SUMMER

Last weekend was the hike of all hikes for us. We trekked 13 miles up 3,748 feet to reach the peak, Pointe de Banc Plat (6,257 feet).

While it is not the highest peak you’ll ever hike, it does provide spectacular views of the Lac d’Annecy, the Mont Blanc, and other major mountain ranges of the Alps.
The trail definitely offers a few challenges – like cliffs, animals, and long, upward segments – so if you want an adventure with stunning views, this is the hike for you.

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SWEAT CHECK - FRENCH ALPS, FRANCE

HIKING THE FOOTHILLS OF THE FRENCH ALPS

We explored this beautiful 5-mile loop trail near Brison-Saint-Innocent, in Savoie, France. It is just south of Geneva, Switzerland, and directly east of Lyon, France.

The trail is considered a moderately challenging route and takes an average of 2 hours 53 minutes to complete, based on the All Trails app (see more details about the trail below).

SWEAT CHECK - VAUCLUSE, FRANCE

CIRCUIT HIKE AROUND THE DENTELLES

I returned to the Dentelles de Montmirail to complete a full circuit around two ridges, the Grand Montagne and Dentelles Sarrasines.

The last time I was here, I started from the northwest side of the Dentelles and only went around the Grande Montagne.

SWEAT CHECK - VAUCLUSE, FRANCE

HIKING UP THE DENTELLES DE MONTMIRAIL

The Dentelles are the foothills of the highest peak in Provence, Mont Ventoux, which is situated just to the east.

The dramatically jagged shape of their peaks was formed by horizontal strata of Jurassic limestone being folded and forced into a nearly upright position and subsequently eroded into sharp-edged ridges and spikes.

SWEAT CHECK - MONTAGNE, FRANCE

ABANDONED 14TH CENTURY CASTLE AND 15TH CENTURY WINDMILL

The great outdoors didn’t disappoint last weekend.

I trekked nine miles around the picturesque village of Montagne, France, and discovered some remarkable landmarks. Its 15th-century windmills, Les Moulins De Calon, reminded me of the Dutch countryside. I’d never seen windmills in southern France before but when I reached the hill where they stood, I understood why they were there: there was a lot of wind!

SWEAT CHECK - SAINT EMILION, FRANCE

A 10 MILE HIKE IN SOUTHWESTERN FRANCE

I hit the hiking trails in Southwestern France in late May. While the town of Saint-Émilion is known for making some of the finest red wines in the world, I must say the trails through the vineyards equally deserve applause.
Backpacking around the vineyard allows you to uncover the hundreds of years of agriculture this region has traditionally enjoyed.

SWEAT CHECK - BORDEAUX, FRANCE

EUROPEAN ADVENTURE SWEAT CHECK

Not every backpacking adventure has to be in the great outdoors, right? We often take a backpack with us when vacationing, too.

I recently took my Vaucluse Gear Cool-Dry Backpack Frame with me on vacation to Bordeaux. Located in southwestern France, the city is best known for its wine.

SWEAT CHECK - TUCSON, ARIZONA

COOL-DRY FRAME SUCCEEDS IN SAGUARO NATIONAL PARK, ARIZONA

Mike’s feedback on how the Vaucluse Cool-Dry Frame performed in Saguaro National Park just outside of Tucson, Arizona:

“With the warm temps my back didn’t sweat at all…nice! So far, I like what I see. It’s well constructed, lightweight, flexible, and doesn’t feel odd when wearing it."

BACKPACK GEAR TEST SWEAT CHECK #2

COOL-DRY FRAME EARNS “IMPRESSIVE” SWEAT CHECK RATING IN CENTRAL CALIFORNIA

Here is Joe’s feedback on how the Frame performed:


"The difference in heat buildup became evident almost immediately, though. My back was not getting hot as it otherwise would, and it stayed much more comfortable than I would have expected."

SWEAT CHECK - MARCH 19

ULTIMATE SWEAT CHECK IN HUMID WEATHER

This week was the ultimate sweat check. I took the biggest (55L) backpack that I own on a hike in Austin, Texas, in some seriously humid weather. In fact, there was so much humidity, there was no way I was not going to sweat.
The test was, could I keep my body temperature cool and save my backpack from getting soaked in sweat?

BACKPACK GEAR TEST SWEAT CHECK #1

80-MILE FIELD TEST IN GRANT, ALABAMA

I partnered with a Backpack Gear Test to test out the Cool-Dry Frame. With over 15 years of testing equipment, BackpackGearTest.org (BGT) is a premier source for online backpacking, hiking, and camping gear reviews. They proudly offered to conduct a comprehensive review and test the Frame. The first field test was conducted in warm and sunny Grant, Alabama.

SWEAT CHECK - MARCH 19

32L DEUTER BACKPACK IN NEAR 80% HUMIDITY

Warm weather is officially here. Last Saturday morning, I took a fantastic 7-mile hike through the Greenbelt outside Austin, Texas, with a hiking group of around 15 people.

I brought my Deuter Speed Lite 32L pack on the three-hour hike. Of course, the backpack is bigger than what I needed for a half-day hike, but I wanted to put my Cool-Dry Frame to the test with a large pack.

SWEAT CHECK - MARCH 25

Staying Cool When Traveling - Austin to Kansas City

I traveled from Austin to Kansas City for the weekend with my Ebags Mother Lode Travel Backpack. The backpack is fantastic for packing everything I would ever need for a long weekend in Kansas City.

SWEAT CHECK - MARCH 19

40L GREGORY ZULU PACK IN 60 DEGREE WEATHER

I brought my Gregory 40L pack on an 8-mile hike through the Greenbelt just southwest of Austin, Texas. The pack is much bigger than what is needed for a day hike, but I wanted to put it to the test with the Cool-Dry Frame.

SWEAT CHECK - MARCH 12

HIKING BARTON CREEK TRAIL IN AUSTIN, TX

You could say Texas is the perfect place to test the frame! The three-hour hike started in low temperatures but crept up to the 50s, feeling more like the 60s.

SWEAT CHECK - MARCH 5

HIKING IN 81% HUMIDITY IN AUSTIN

Who cares if it's 70 degrees... when it's this humid, you are definitely going to have some problems.

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