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As you may remember, I have one of these parkas. My Dad learned about it from an ad like this in Off Belay magazine then bought it from them in 1976. He paid, according to my Mother who was still livid about it 35+ years later, $400. I don’t use it anymore, it is part of a reference collection I’ve built over the years, but I could. It still works.
Good design, high quality materials and craftsmanship stand the test of time. The Gore-Tex technology that made this shell a game changer then is still with us and evolving today.
Synergy Works was one of the first to make a parka using the new Gore-Tex laminate and it is interesting to note that they don’t even mention it in this ad nor is there the black diamond “Guaranteed To Keep You Dry” logo that we are so familiar with now.
I have another one of these ads from the same period that actually uses the term “breathes” so those of you (Wiggy) that take exception to that description, you have to go all the way back to the beginning to assign blame.