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DOWN JACKET

uring my first winter in NZ, I got a RAB Women’s Microlight Alpine jacket and took it out for its maiden voyage in Paparoa National Park. While traversing a ridgeline, an unexpected blizzard developed and I had to wear this jacket as my outer layer. I thought

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