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Recent Outdoor Clothing Product Reviews
Eddie Bauer Men's Propellant Jacket
Very comfortable, lightly insulated, stretchy, wind and water resistant soft shell. Poor quality control! Great idea, this jacket could be awesome but...questionable execution. My hood elastic cinch pulled loose from the end the first time I pulled it, unthreading all the way out. Hmmm return or ??? I reluctantly rethreaded and sewed it back. The hem elastic cinch has no cord locks. I had to add them. Zippers were very sticky. I lubed them and they were better, but come on! This is an expensive… Full review
REI Men's Sahara Convertible Pants
Lightweight convertible pants, good range of sizes, held up well in my case. In contrast to Bill H.'s experience, these held up well for me over 25 days on the JMT, including various side trips on rough Sierra granite. I have the khaki colored ones and got them filthy a couple times over, but they washed out nicely, with only a few spots of pine pitch as lingering memories. The fabric is light and cool, better for California than Norwegian conditions. It dries quickly -- on a few hot days I lay… Full review
Fjallraven Eco-Trail Jacket
Simply put, this is a well-designed, well-constructed, stylish, and environmentally responsible jacket. If you can afford it, you will be glad you bought it. I look for clothing that will stand up to hard use and shows signs that the people who made it used it a lot. This jacket has many little features that show that it was well-thought out by the designers. And though it is lightweight, it in no way feels flimsy. Excellent attention to detail, an excellent jacket. One note, it's best for slim… Full review
Columbia Watertight Jacket
This is a solid jacket for wet conditions, but it still has room for improvement. I like the way it compacts into its built in stuff sack and fits a little big so that I can add layers underneath it when it's cold. I would recommend this jacket for those who want to spend a few weekends in the great outdoors throughout the year or for anyone who wants a cool looking rain jacket to wear around town. I give this a 3 star rating mainly because of its ability to keep you dry in the rain. It works, but… Full review
ExOfficio Men's Dryfly Flex Shirt
When the sun is shining bright, this shirt shines even brighter. With its mesh-lined vertical back vents, UPF 30 and quick-drying and moisture wicking properties, this shirt has saved me from getting scorched and overheating during the dog days of summer. Conditions: This shirt was originally purchased for my wedding, in which I wore it with my REI Adventures pants and my Chaco Z/1 Unaweep sandals. It was an outdoor wedding (no shade during the ceremony) in the heat and humidity of mid-August, so… Full review
Sierra Designs Men's Hurricane Parka
Works about as well as a garbage bag with arm holes cut into it. I bought this parka because it was cheap, and that's what I got — a cheap parka. Doesn't breathe, wets out quickly, and the interior feels damp after a short time in the rain. Fit is baggy which seems to be typical of SD's tailoring (all over the map with little consistency). There's a reason SD radically changes their lineup from year to year: they just can't get it right. Rather than buy their mediocre gear every year, I've decided… Full review
Sierra Designs Men's Hurricane HP Jacket
For two years, both my jacket and my son's worked as advertised. Good value for the money. I and my teenage son have each owned these jackets for two years, and we wear them every day (even in summer I use mine essentially as a sweater at work, and my son does the same at school). We have had no problems with failed zippers, tearing, or other craftsmanship issues. My son has successfully used his for riding to class on a bike in the rain at college. The only problem is that these are, indeed,… Full review