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Recent Outdoor Clothing Product Reviews

EMS Eastern Mountain Sports Rampart Soft Shell Gloves

rated 3 of 5 stars A basic, lightweight soft shell glove for activities in milder winter temperatures. A synthetic suede palm reinforcement helps protect from wear from pole or shovel handles. Patches on the index finger tips give touchscreen compatibility. I bought these because my other softshell gloves (Seirus Windstopper Cyclone) were too warm, and the pile lining would get wet with sweat. EMS had them for 50% off, which was a nice bonus. The glove is very basic, without fancy features. There's no lining so you… Full review

ExOfficio Terma 1/4 Zip

rated 4 of 5 stars This is a great cool-season hiking shirt. It's breathable, warm and feels great against the skin. The ExOfficio Terma 1/4 zip, long-sleeved shirt has been my favorite hiking shirt this winter. I love the Brandy Heather color, a deep wine color that goes nicely with any of my standard hiking pants in varying shades of khaki, tan and gray. On chilly mornings, the quarter-zipper gets zipped all the way up and I layer on all of my other shields against the admittedly wimpy California cold: fleece jacket,… Full review

Columbia Watertight II Jacket

rated 5 of 5 stars A great entry level, lightweight jacket perfect for warmer weather from Canadian spring to fall. The Columbia Watertight Jacket is a great entry level rain jacket. It's meant to keep you dry, and it does just that! It's very simple, with not many bells or whistles, but it fits true to size and looks pretty sharp. I find it to be very comfortable to wear with just a t shirt or long sleeve underneath, but if you are looking to wear a fleece or thicker shirt, I would recommend buying a size up.  The… Full review

Point6 Hiking Tech Medium Crew

rated 5 of 5 stars I find these socks more durable than Smartwools, which I have stopped purchasing because I punch/wear through the toe area in a short period of time. Although I like the similar socks from Darn Tough, including: Hike/Trek Light Cushion (1913), Nordic (1820) and X-Country (1420); I find the Point6 to be more comfortable. They are not as stiff or tight as the DT's and have just the right amount of stretch to them. The listed DT socks give very little. I find these socks comfortable, durable and easy… Full review

Mountain Hardwear Men's Canyon Shirt Long Sleeve

rated 5 of 5 stars Tough, durable, cool shade. The best summer hiking and work wear I have found. I'm a landscaper in hot Tucson where 1/4 second of shade from a flying by airplane is helpful. Dealing with desert heat and plants takes toughness as so many plants have thorns and needles. Yet this is the coolest wearing shady shirt I've ever found. Had these over 10 years, yet they do not show any wear and I wear them often. Still don't have a tear in either, an amazing feat in the desert. Full review

Outdoor Research Women's Skyward Jacket

rated 4 of 5 stars The Skyward Jacket by Outdoor Research is a hardshell jacket that is as flexible and comfortable as a softshell layer and is also waterproof! Designed for winter conditions, the Skyward is an excellent companion wherever the snow may take you. It’s heavier than other hardshell jackets on the market and keeps me warm and toasty even in sub-zero temperatures. However, these features may not be ideal for ultralighters or those who live in mild winter climates. Conditions: I tested the women’s Skyward… Full review

Montane Spine Jacket

rated 4.5 of 5 stars Montane's Spine jacket is a Goretex shell that appears to be very well put together. It combines very light weight with essential functions—windproof, waterproof, cuff and hem adjustments, a good hood, and pit zips. The jacket has an athletic cut that limits weight and allows for limited layering underneath and only one small chest pocket. If you truly want fast and light, it's a great jacket. BASIC INFORMATION AND HISTORY A bit of history that may be of interest: this jacket is named after the… Full review