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Incandescent Hoody

rated 4.5 of 5 stars Great for climbing/belaying. Warm. Light. Simply wow! Bought this jacket last year just in time for a whole week at -42 degrees Celsius in Banff, AB. This thing kept me warm the whole time! Great for rock and ice climbing because of it double zipper feature, which is awesome when belaying. It can also pack inside of its own pocket to about the size of a 2L Nalgene bottle and weighs virtually nothing at all. Bottom line.. warmest, most packable and efficient down jacket out there!  Full review

Sparkplug Gaiters

rated 4 of 5 stars Lightweight, super breathable, minimalist gaiters that keep your feet and socks in good condition. Function: The Outdoor Research Spark Plug Gaiters are minimalist gaiters that prevent debris from entering your shoe. This means less emptying out of shoes, longer usage out of your socks, and happy hiking or running.    Sizing:  I have a size L/XL gaiter, over my EU46, JP29.5, US11.5 sized Salomon X Ultra Mids. I think the fit is perfect. I can reach all the way to the front most lace with the… Full review

Ultra Trail Gaiters

rated 2.5 of 5 stars Go either heavier or lighter. For me these gaiters did't work so well and I think there are better alternatives out there. To be honest I haven't used these as much as other gear that I review. This is partly due to their fit. I wear 46 (US 11.5) and got these in a large. I could put these on no problem (removing shoes first of course). The top of the ankle 'sock' has a small elastic drawstring. I would say that I have quite thin ankles with low body fat and the elastic is already tight. When… Full review

Echo L/S Zip Tee

rated 4 of 5 stars Thinnest, lightest, most breathable long sleeve shirt. Deep zip adds a lot to usability. Bit fragile. Thin Grid: I live in Japan, where the humidity adds a lot of warmth in the summers, and cold in the winters. Trekking in the summers can be grueling — and I'm always on the lookout for very thin shirts that breathe well.  Two of my favourite shirts are the Montura Run Zip Maglia l/s, a strong runner shirt with more spandex (less quick drying), and OR's Echo Zip l/s.  The OR Echo Zip shirt… Full review

Expedition Crocodiles

rated 4 of 5 stars Bought these on a lark in Sandpoint, Idaho, for 25$ Best gear deal I've seen in many years. These have been essential in rainy foraging hikes in the PNW. Trusted friend considering I'm usually in day hiker shoes and in the rain. 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

Meet Peter1955, Trailspace's Reviewer of the Month
Congratulations, Peter, Trailspace's newest Reviewer of the Month! An avid hiker whose gear reviews were among the highest rated in September, Peter wins a pair of Hillsound Super Armadillo Nano Gaiters, plus a gear goodie pack. Read more
October 4, 2013

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

Meet Rick-Pittsburgh, February's most helpful reviewer
Rick-Pittsburgh, February's most helpful reviewer, is as prodigious a backpacker and hiker as he is a reviewer. Hailing from the Iron City, Rick gets himself out to the wilds of southern Pennsylvania regularly, then reviews the gear. Read more
March 6, 2012

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

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