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Advanced Bivy

rated 5 of 5 stars This is a very well constructed bivy. Lightweight and when the cover is kept open there is no condensation. I used this bivy on the Northville-Placid Trail in the Adirondacks. Excellent protection. Overall, if you're interested in buying a bivy, I'd spend the money and get an Advanced Bivy from Outdoor Research. Full review

Deviator Hoody

rated 4 of 5 stars Extremely light for warmth, highly breathable. Very versatile use, from hiking to climbing to biking to skiing. A great light outer layer or warm mid-layer. An athletic fit. A must-have for light, flexible, versatile insulation. Moves moisture away from your body while keeping you toasty on early morning bike rides. A great mid-layer under a waterproof shell. A tight, athletic fit. Full review

Crocodiles

rated 4.5 of 5 stars Bombproof. These gaiters are one of my favorite pieces of gear. They are not always needed, but whenever I do need them, they do the job impeccably. Fit: The size large fits well over my La Sportiva Trango GTX boots but does not fit over my plastic ski boots. It's a bit of a bummer they don't fit over my ski boots because it would have been nice when out on the glacier in the summer to keep snow out of my boots when it is too hot out to wear pants. However, having them fit over my ski boots means… Full review

Filament Jacket

rated 4.5 of 5 stars This ultralight down packable jacket is the perfect addition to my backpacking setup. Lightweight, packable, versatile, warm. This ultralight down packable jacket is the perfect addition to my backpacking setup. Similar to the Mountain Hardwear Ghost Whisperer, this jacket is warm, windproof, water resistant (haven't tried it standalone in rain, and wouldn't—nothing worse than wearing wet down), super packable, and super light. I never go on a backpacking trip without this item. It hardly takes… Full review

Sparkplug Gaiters

rated 4 of 5 stars I use these gaiters for trail running and they effectively keep sand and pebbles out of my shoes. They attach to your shoes with a piece of velcro on the back and a hook for your laces in the front. They only come with one pair of velcro attachments so I used pieces of velcro from a sewing kit for my other running shoes. So far, so good. 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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