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coloir

rated 4.5 of 5 stars Great gloves for cold days on the move OR Couloir Gloves Idiot straps, as it turns out, are a very smart idea. The Couloir gloves are tough, warm and make great backcountry work gloves.  I DID get a little dampness in them and I wish the booger wiper on the thumb was softer and I wish it had a goggle squeegee.  They are warm enough and nimble enough for everything except sitting still.  Test day, wet and snowy Skiing, "I like these gloves" Testing conditions: I have been using these as my ski… Full review

Southback Sensor Gloves

rated 4 of 5 stars The Southback Sensor Gloves by Outdoor Research make it possible to snap photos and stay connected on the trail without risking frozen fingers. They incorporate sensor technology so you can use touchscreen devices without de-gloving. The Southback is a comfortable glove that keeps me warm even on cold winter days. However, while the sensor technology works well, I found myself having to take my gloves off in order to access my phone, and therefore just didn't take advantage of the sensor feature… Full review

Rocky Mountain High Gaiters

rated 5 of 5 stars Study gaiters for all of your trudging needs! They keep snow and mud out, stay in place, and repel water. Only drawback, sweaty calves. Fit/Comfort/Adjustability: These gaiters are surprisingly comfortable for how sturdy they are—they're sturdy, not stiff! They work with trail runners or mountaineering boots. The adjustable straps under your foot and below the knee allow these gaiters to be used with a wide variety of footwear and pant options. And they stay in place when you fall off your bike.... Full review

Ascendant Hoody

rated 4.5 of 5 stars OR questioned everything, took a couple risks, and ended up making my new favorite mid-weight jacket. "It’s cute, but it looks like you skinned Cookie Monster and made a coat out of him,” said the Mrs. upon her first view of me in the Ascendant jacket. OR may have made the jacket a little odd by removing the traditional smooth lining to expose the insulation but the oddness makes sense when you consider the benefits.  Don’t want to read the entire review? I fell in love with this jacket… Full review

Shiftup Zip Top

rated 4.5 of 5 stars The women's Shiftup Zip Top by Outdoor Research is a versatile mid-layer that keeps me warm and comfortable across a wide range of outdoor activities. The hexagon fleece wicks moisture efficiently and feels comfortable against my skin. Testing Conditions: I tested the women’s Shiftup Zip Top as a member of the Trailspace Review Corps from late October 2017 through mid-February 2018 in and around the New Hampshire White Mountains. Temperatures during testing ranged from about -20 to 45 degrees… Full review

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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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