Into Manhattanâ€™s pre-dawn darkness â€“ heavy weather accelerating across the Hudson â€“Mr. Henry remains steadfast in purpose. Each morning unflinchingly he leads his noble hound Pepper into Riverside park for her hour-long, off-leash walk. Storms do not deter him. Neither rain, nor snow, nor sleet, nor gloom of night will stay him from the swift completion of his appointed rounds.
On a westward descent to the waterâ€™s edge, cold wind piercing his vitals, what does Mr. Henry wear to protect himself against a savage onslaught from wildest New Jersey?
In past years he layered up with wool or fleece under a windbreaker. With todayâ€™s choices of fabrics, layering still remains the best strategy, but wool and fleece can be bulky and bunchy. Mr. Henry wants maximum protection without dressing like the Michelin Man.
Patagoniaâ€™s eminently practical â€œnano puffâ€ is genuinely innovative. It is both warmer and lighter than last yearâ€™s puff. The â€œhoodyâ€ model, ideal for any technical expedition, keeps head and neck warm without the necessity of a scarf.