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Highcamp 3-Finger Gloves

rated 4.5 of 5 stars Good but not perfect. A compromise between warmth and dexterity that works reasonably well in most situations. I had a pair of the original Mutant and wanted to replicate the functionality of the original, the military version being too heavy and stiff by comparison. Going by the OR website sizing guide I ordered a pair of XL but they were too big, I then ordered a pair of Large but they turned out to be a tad small and tight. Luckilly I had in my stash a pair of early OR liner glioves in a very… Full review

Alpine Bivy

rated 3.5 of 5 stars Works well in the summer, but a lot of condensation in cold weather. I switched to this bivy from an MSR tent to save weight. During the summer and warmer months it works great. Two complaints. For the high cost, OR could have included a way to keep the hood open while using the bug net. Also, during cold and damp weather, condensation builds up greatly. I spent a very cold and wet night last fall and learned to bring a tent in cold weather. Full review

ActiveIce Spectrum Sun Gloves

rated 5 of 5 stars Good solution to intense sun on hands. These gloves are a great idea for sun protection on an area of the body (hands) that I find gets relatively little attention. Due to persistent activity/use, I find sunscreen on hands (especially on the back) is short-lived. These fingerless gloves provide functional sun screening, while allowing dexterity. Very comfortable...breathable. Used during snow climbs where sun is intense. Expect they'd be good on the water too. Full review

Whirlwind Hoody

rated 4.5 of 5 stars If a softshell and wind jacket mated this would be their offspring—a well-constructed piece that excels in certain conditions. I'd been looking for an in-between piece that would cut the chill from the wind but still have some breathability on the trail when a fleece would be overkill. As an Outdoor Research fan I jumped at the Whirlwind Hoody when it was offered on their site for 50% off despite not seeing a lot of info on it. Big score. It's usually the first thing I pull from my pack and I… Full review

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

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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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