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Hi-Tec Sand Creek Jacket review
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Hi-Tec Sand Creek Shellimages/Hi-TecBig Sandy Creek in West Virginia is often overlooked for whitewater paddling. Nearby are the Youghiogheny, New, Gulley, and Cheat Rivers. Whitewater outfitters focus their attention on Big Sandy Creek's neighbors. The challenge of the Big Spat and Wonder Falls will test the most technically trained kayaker.

After peeling off your wetsuit, a nice warm jacket and, crackling fire and loads of food are a must. The Hi-Tec Sand Creek Jacket is a new release for fall 2010. And it will help keep you cozy after a vicious adventure through class IV and V rapids.

The Hi -Tec Sand Creek Jacket shell and lining is 100% polyester. The shell is softer to the touch. The jacket has a hood that has a volume adjustment and can be tucked away. The exterior of the jacket is designed with two roomy chest pockets – one is secured by Velcro and the other is by zipper. The Sand Creek jacket is adjustable at the hem with a draw cord.

Hi-Tec touts the Sand Creek Jacket as waterproof. The jacket was tested by exposing it to rain then a constant flow of water under a spigot. The water stayed out and the warmth in.

The concern with any jacket that is made 100% of polyester is breathability. The Hi-Tec Sand Creek Jacket proved breathable even after working up a sweat. Plus the jacket sports a low profile which allows added base and mid layers.

A distinctive feature is the jacket's pocket design. Both external hand pockets have a brushed tricot lining and provide a warm and soft feel. The interior breast pocket has a loop for your earphone or earbud cord. The pocket secures your MP3, iPod or Smartphone with a zipper enclosure.

Hi-Tec LogoThe Hi-Tec Sand Creek Jacket is a low-profile jacket that is made for layering and will protect you from them elements. Another advantage to the jacket is the price – it's listed at $99.95.

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Jason Elliot

JElliotJason Elliot is the Editor and Publisher of Elliot has established a respected following with the top industry professionals and gearheads for his nonbiased reviews of outdoor gear and apparel. Elliot is a regular contributor to, and other publications on top of his editorial and writing role with

Elliot left a successful fifteen-plus year management career that he worked at Fortune 500 and S&P 500 companies to pursue his passion for writing about the outdoors. He holds a bachelor’s degree from Clarion University of Pennsylvania and a master’s degree from La Roche College.

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