We are definitely in Texas in March when the temperature is still in the 60s but the humidity is in the 80s. I hiked the Barton Creek Greenbelt which is just southwest of downtown Austin. It was a cloudy day in the 60s, but with the humidity, I started to sweat!

By nature, I sweat regardless of whether the sun is out or not, and today was no exception.

As you can see by the photos, my front was soaked! However, thanks to my Cool-Dry Frame, my back was only moist rather than drenched. Just imagine if I didn't have the frame on. My back likely would have been drenched.

There was one man on the trail whose back was completely drenched. In fact, he couldn't hike with his backpack on anymore. I should have taken a picture of him! I did show him my Cool-Dry Frame, and he was sold. He wished that he had one right then and there!

Weather Report

As you can see from the chart, the temperature started in the 60s and slowly crept up to the mid-70s. We hiked between 8:00 AM and 11:00 AM. Looks like a great day for a hike, right? Check out the humidity report before you respond.


Source: Wunderground.com

I was sweating constantly because the humidity was so high. It was in the 80s throughout the morning.Lo

Source: Wunderground.com

Hiking Southwest Austin - Barton Creek Greenbelt Trail

The reported trail is only 3.20 miles. Generally considered an easy route, it takes an average of 1 h 22 min to complete.

We went off-piste for most of the hike. We ended up hiking for about 3 hours doing around 7 miles. This is a very popular area for hiking, trail running, and walking.

You can learn more about the trail by clicking this link and visiting AllTrails.com.

Verdict: Cooler and Dryer thanks to the Cool-Dry Frame

It was above 80% humidity on this hike. As you can see from the photos, I was soaked in the front! However, my back was doing considerably better even with a backpack on me! I was definitely damp, but it could have been a lot worse! Thankfully, my Cool-Dry Frame kept me dryer all throughout the hike. To check out more images of my hike, make sure to visit my Instagram account @vauclusegear.

The Cool-Dry Frame by Vaucluse Gear

It's your best way to stay cool and dry with a backpack.

This lightweight (only 6 ounces), soft, durable, and flexible frame attaches directly to your backpack and creates a natural airflow between you and the pack without using mesh or other material that soaks up sweat and retains heat. This design maximizes airflow to keep your back cool and dry.


About Vaucluse Gear

Vaucluse Gear is a new outdoor adventure company that has just released its patented Cool-Dry Frame. Made in the USA, this lightweight frame keeps you cool by dissipating heat and evaporating sweat between your back and backpack. You, therefore, sweat less and stay cool.