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Helium Hybrid Jacket

rated 4 of 5 stars As the name implies, this is a hybrid between a windshirt and a rain jacket. It's lightweight jacket and a good choice when the forecast looks good, but as we all know can change. I was intrigued when I came across this garment—a hybrid between a windshirt and a rain jacket. I often head out to the mountains with the forecast favorable, but know that mountain showers are always a possibility and thus carry both a windshirt and a hardshell—but rarely wearing the hardshell. This garment gives… Full review

Alti Mitts

rated 5 of 5 stars Excellent gloves. I just received this product and I had to review it!  I specialize in cold weather hiking/camping, I train at Mount Washington, N.H., and am going to Nepal in 2016.  I need a glove that will give me extremely good warmth and these gloves deliver. Unbelievably well made and the Polortec leaved my hands sweating right when I put them on. Full review

Deviator Hoody

rated 4 of 5 stars Versatile jacket perfect for high energy activities. Polartec Alpha insulation in the front of the jacket and waffle grid fleece used for the sleeves, hood, and back. I will admit that it was lust at first sight for me and this jacket. The contrast between the rip-stop nylon on the front of the jacket and the waffle knit fleece on the sleeves was really sharp and the reviews were all favorable. My first impression was that it was incredibly light. My second impression was quickly realized when I… Full review

Ultra Trail Gaiters

rated 5 of 5 stars Superb fit, quality, and style for the amateur to the pro hiker. These gaiters have been the best! I have hiked over hundreds of miles with them (240 new peaks last year and on 130 so far this year) helping me keep the sand/sticks/rocks and dampness out of my shoes enabling me better to achieve my goals and beyond. Nice fit, easy to put on/off, washing takes minutes and dries quickly. The drawcord is a nice touch on the upper for those slopes keeping lots of dirt out and great for telling me which… Full review

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

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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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