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Advanced Bivy

rated 4 of 5 stars I used this very often for three years and then infrequently for the next eight years. It worked great. Bivy use has its pros and cons, but I will leave all that to the experts and just tell what I know about this product.  I used this with a poncho tarp as my primary shelter for three years of hard use. It was great. The only issue I had was condensation in temps below 20 F degrees in the Southeast. I took my Western Mountaineering Alpinlite down to 9 degrees with this bivy and, it was cold,… Full review

Foray Jacket

rated 5 of 5 stars Lightweight waterproof jacket with excellent price-to-quality ratio. The Gore-Tex fabric makes it durable and resistant to elements. Well suited both for casual wearing and outdoor activities. The design is simple, and some features may not be liked by everyone. I purchased this jacket around 2012-2013 mostly for casual use. It was really cheap for Gore-Tex jacket, so I didn’t expect too much. But now it’s almost 2018, and during these years I've been using this jacket not only for city activities,… Full review

Highcamp 3-Finger Gloves

rated 5 of 5 stars Great cold weather hybrid, keeps my fingers warm and I am able to do with them just about everything. My fingers always run cold. Always. I got these OR gloves a couple of months ago so I can't testify for their durability (also they look well built). What I can say is that they are very warm and comfortable to wear. So far I used them for walking around the lakes and cycling (in town, Minneapolis). In temperatures as low as 0° F, they kept my fingers relatively warm. I was out for about an hour… Full review

Echo L/S Duo Tee

rated 5 of 5 stars The Outdoor Research Echo Duo long sleeve shirt is a fantastic shirt for backpacking. It is lightweight, breathable, wicks moisture, dries quickly, and provides UV protection — all from a fabric that is silky soft against the skin. This is a review of the Outdoor Research Echo Duo long-sleeve shirt. The Echo comes in four styles: short sleeve, long sleeve, long sleeve zip, and long sleeve hoodie. I have one of each but the zip. The fabric and cut are the same on all of these versions. The long… Full review

Transcendent Mitten

rated 5 of 5 stars Very warm mittens. Really good for cold weather. I would recommend them for cold weather hikes or camping, or cold morning waits at the bus stop. The Outdoor Research Transcendent Mittens are very warm, easy to put on, easy off. The fit is snug, but comfortable. Not really tight, no squeezing of the wrists or cuffs. not too certain if the material is water resistant. I would not get the mitts wet, just in case. The palm material is "noisy", but grips things well. Some reviewers of these mitts have… 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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