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Bug Bivy

rated 3 of 5 stars Very lightweight, delicate, and tight. Setup: If you wish to guy it out properly, it takes longer than most tents. A single fiberglass pole slides through the sleeve pretty easily.bivy guyed outcorner guys in foot box. Another reviewer commented that the mesh rests on your feet so the bugs can still bite. True. You may be able to sew in an eye for an additional guy line to elevate it or a grommet so you can put a small "pup" style stick in to hold it up. Stability: Works fine. If there was ever… Full review

Helium II Jacket

rated 4.5 of 5 stars Now my go-to trail running and tramping jacket. A great performer. This is a great jacket. I'm 6'3" and 110kgs (242 lbs). Naturally I wear the xl.  It is long enough in the arms and still allows some room in the body. The hood fits well and has a handy pull cord at the back to ensure a good fit. It's a functional garment. It has one not particularly useful pocket at the chest and another internal pocket which doubles as the stuff sack. It is designed to be minimalist and it works perfectly for… Full review

Incandescent Hoody

rated 4.5 of 5 stars Nice, warm, light down parka. Fit/finish top notch. This is a really nice, lightweight down jacket w/ ~ 7 oz of 800 down.  I find it very warm for the weight, my Large comes in at 17.1 oz. Compresses small and packs into its own stuff sack (utilizing one of the pockets). It has a good DWR finish, will shed snow and light precip nicely. I like the longer cut vs other lightweight parkas that are waist length. Has a dual direction zipper and a nice drawstring bottom. It has a handy "Napoleon" upper… Full review

Transcendent Hoody

rated 4.5 of 5 stars Small, but surprisingly warm. For its weight, this jacket keeps you warm, if not too warm while moving. If you are standing still, you will need more layers, but hey, it's 650 fill, not 850.   Really is great for its price, and has a really nice secret zipper on the front left chest. When I say secret, I mean it! You would not know it's there if you didn't know to look for it. Stuffs well, and repels water moderately well. I did however add some protective rain repellent, but I feel if I didn't,… Full review

Meteor Mitts

rated 4 of 5 stars Kept my fingers warm. Comes with internal convertible fleece mitten gloves that I do not like, but will work well. I substituted them with the Marmot Windstopper Convertible Gloves, with some light wool lined gloves under them. I must say, this system alone will keep your hands warm without the shell gloves 95% of the time. When you get to the summit and the wind is hitting you at 25 MPH and its -35°, you'll be happy you had these. They breathe well, but keep all water and wind out. They secure… 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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