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Recent Outdoor Clothing Product Reviews
Rab Men's Baltoro Glove
Great dexterity for ice climbing, but not waterproof enough for wet Eastern conditions. Had those on sale a few years back. They are great for my ice climbing session, great dexterity, but I wish they were more weatherproof and waterproof. As for many gloves, dexterity means less warmth on fingers ends. Great second pair for long days ice climbing. Full review
Swany X-Cell II Glove
Just back from a ski day at Orford. It was -15°C at the top and windy. So cold that I wasn't warm in my alpine boots, but incredibly warm in my gloves! I own several pair of gloves, but these Swany look like the warmest yet. Quality construction seems to be top of the class. Fit is good, but for a medium size I feel my index finger is a little tight. The leather seems to be incredibly, resistant and flexible. I think of trying these gloves for my ice climbing so the dexterity is great. There's… Full review
Montane Trail Stretch Gaiter
A low trail gaiter that finds a pleasing blend of light weight, durability, and functionality. This product is especially good for trail routes requiring frequent put-on and take-off (such as creek fords) due to ease and speed of application and removal. Click to enlarge About the Gaiter: This product is marketed as a trail running gaiter featuring Granite Stretch fabric (90.5 % nylon / 9.5 % spandex with DWR), RAPTOR UTL kick patches (500 denier 100% nylon with DWR), hook and loop fastening… Full review
Sierra Designs Men's DriDown Rain Jacket
The Sierra Designs DriDown Rain Jacket is billed as "a single solution for wet, cold environments." It is a waterproof rain shell insulated with DriDown (proprietary treated down which according to Sierra Designs remains dry 10x longer than untreated). It is a very well constructed jacket which for the most part works as Sierra Designs advertises. As a hybrid garment it will have its detractors who prefer traditional layering, but there are enough positive features that most people would find this… Full review
Big Agnes Late Lunch Vest
Big Agnes has applied their knowledge of down to their foray into apparel. The women’s Late Lunch Vest uses 700 fill power DownTek water repellent down, and they have applied their Insotect Flow vertical baffles which are designed to keep the wearer warm. While the down does shuck water, and the vest is warm, a major drawback is the vest’s fit. Warmth, durability, quality—fantastic! Fit…mmm – needs some tweaking. Company Specs Mid-weight down vests with contoured fit and drop tail 700… Full review
Icebreaker Flexi Chute Neckwarmer
This neck gaiter is a winter companion that will keep you warm (and happy) for years! Made of soft/non-itch Merino wool, this accessory is an easy way to adjust your internal thermostat in moments. Combined with headwear, a neck gaiter is a great alternative to a balaclava. Now that I have had this neck gaiter for a second year, I found it time to write a review on this little goodie… I typically wear the neck gaiter folded in half, lengthwise. Here is the neck warmer not folded. I personally… Full review
Outdoor Research Lucent Heated Mitts
The Outdoor Research Lucent is a battery powered heated mitten that boasts impressive dexterity, warmth and durability. There is extra attention to the small details — fit, universal chargers, carry bag, cinch straps and idiot leashes, but this mittens reputation starts, and ends, with the overwhelming success of the Altiheat. It boasts an even and powerful distribution of heat throughout the hand, and the battery life has exceeded my expectations. Limitations? Without a reliable way to power… Full review