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Lodestar Sensor Gloves

rated 4.5 of 5 stars Great hand protection for most any active cold weather pursuit. Contoured design provides comfortable grip and dexterity to perform tasks without removing the glove. Ventilates well for high activity applications in cold, dry environments. Soft, articulated, goat leather palm and finger with Polartec PowerShield covering the back of the hand. Note the extended cuff length giving them a gauntlet sort of feel. Outdoor Research has put a lot of thought into the redesign of their Lodestar Sensor gloves… Full review

Transcendent Mitten

rated 5 of 5 stars These mittens are a LIFESAVER! I struggle with cold fingers in the winter due to extremely poor circulation, and these mittens are the only ones to be able to warm them up from their numb stage... my hands always end up sweating after I put them on. I have found these gloves to be a wonder of the world, for a reasonable price. I have Raynaud's, yet cannot sit inside...even on the coldest of days. The Transcendent mitts are sleeping bags for your hands. If that doesn't answer the comfort of these… Full review

Transition Hoody

rated 4.5 of 5 stars The Outdoor Research Transition Hoody is a bare bones fleece that integrates perfectly into a 3+ season layer system. Highly recommended for hiking, snowshoeing, ski touring, fat biking, or around town. I tested the Outdoor Research (OR) Transition Hoody between Fall 2016 and Winter 2017 in the White Mountains region of New Hampshire. Temperatures ranged from the mid 50s to just below zero. The Transition Hoody was part of my layer system while hiking, snowshoeing, cross country skiing, alpine touring,… Full review

ActiveIce Sun Sleeves

rated 5 of 5 stars Out of all the clothes I’ve used for hiking this is by far the cleverest, well executed, and best functional garment I had. I hiked over 1,000 miles with those sleeves, and did it in blazing sun, high altitude high radiation, and hot conditions. I have very white sensitive skin, and I was appalled by the thought of carrying and applying sun screen for the whole trip. Fortunately I came across the ActiveIce Sun Sleeves that offered the ideal solution for sun protection. Pros: Blocks the sun! It… Full review

Sun Runner Cap

rated 4 of 5 stars Ultimate hiking cap, great cover, lightweight, breathable, durable, and highly adjustable. I’ve hiked with this cap over 1,000 k"m, mostly in hot sunny conditions, I love this cap and I'm happy I had it with me, it only has one flaw which can be ignored. Pros: Covers almost all of the exposed skin of head and neck Doesn’t block your field of vision like most wide bream hats do Lightweight, highly breathable and packs to nothing Adjustable – you can take the hood off, or position it in many… Full review

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Outdoor Research Coverage in the Trailspace Blog

One-Piece Jacket, Dial-a-Headlamp, Electrifying Gloves: OR Day 3
A jacket made from one sheet of North Face waterproof-breathable fabric, a Princeton Tec headlamp that switches modes with a dial, and new Outdoor Research gloves that include electric heat. Join us for Day 3 of Outdoor Retailer. Read more
January 25, 2014

A $2K Tent, Self-Motivated Headlamp, More Gear News
A $2,000 Cuben tent from Easton, a headlamp with "optic motility" from Snow Peak, plus final gear highlights from brands exhibiting at summer Outdoor Retailer. Read more
August 4, 2013

Outdoor Retailer's Softer Side: New Apparel Lines, Triple Crown Buffs, Footwear
We take a first look at some softgoods that caught our eye at Outdoor Retailer, including new apparel from La Sportiva, The North Face, and Outdoor Research, Trailblazer long trail Buffs, and footwear from Vasque, Timberland, and Columbia. Read more
January 22, 2012

Outdoor Retailer Gear Preview: Warm and Dry Apparel
In our final Outdoor Retailer gear preview we highlight insulation and outerwear. Expect even more puffy jackets, plus down and wool insulation and mid and outer layers in the backcountry, and around town. Read more
January 16, 2012

What Would Santa Wear?
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December 22, 2011

Outdoor Retailer: Clothing highlights from head to toe
Judging by the quantity and variety of technical apparel shown at Outdoor Retailer last week, no outdoorsperson should complain that he or she can't find something appropriate to wear for their favorite backcountry activity. Here are a few clothing highlights, from head to toe, culled from the masses of wool, down, softshell, and other fabrics on display. Read more
January 25, 2011

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