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Mithril Jacket

rated 4.5 of 5 stars Great waterproof soft shell jacket. Durable and stylish. A great soft shell jacket. I have used it skiing and as a hiking jacket, and it had no problems keeping me dry in rain and snow showers. Also became my around town jacket in the late fall and early spring. It is a good mid weight, not overly warm (which is good for me, I tend to overheat), but provides much more warmth that my other rain shells. Velcro wrist adjustments work great, much prefer them to the elastic style. Plenty of pocket space… Full review

ActiveIce Sun Sleeves

rated 3.5 of 5 stars OR ActiveIce Sun Sleeves work well protecting the wearer from harmful UV rays, while keeping cool with ActiveIce technology. This product works well for everyday use, as well as any outdoor activity from a leisurely hike to mountaineering! No more sticky arms from sunscreen when tromping through the wilderness! This product is a great alternative for people who don’t like to wear sunscreen every day, but still need protection from the suns destructive rays. I have found them comfortable and reliable,… Full review

Helium Hybrid Jacket

rated 4.5 of 5 stars A lightweight, breathable jacket, that packs down small, and won't weigh you down. In my never-ending quest to find the perfect lightweight wind shell, I have purchased and re-sold many a jacket. Either the fit is wonky, or there is no breathability, or they provide little protection. I pondered this jacket when I first read about it in Backpacker, and recently found it on sale, so took the bait. The jacket fits very nicely. It is a trim fit around the torso, which enhances its ability to breathe,… Full review

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

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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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