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Recent Outdoor Clothing Product Reviews
Outdoor Research Men's Helium Hybrid Jacket
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
Patagonia Men's Merino Air Hoody
Every base layer needs a hood. I could hardly tell it was there it stretches and breathes so well. The Merino Air Hoody is easily one of the best products I have reviewed so far. I have often repeated the advice, "it's no good with no hood." Hats are okay but they get lost (kids take them) and make your head itch. Most of my jackets have hoods, my insulating layers have hoods, if I could buy socks with a hood, I'd do it. That is why I was so stoked to finally try out a base layer that features such… Full review
Lorpen Men's T3 Light Hiker
These socks are great for hiking in summer. The moisture management is excellent. This is a great light and fast sock. The Lorpen socks are well made, and have held up well. Off trail, they could be a bit heavier, but they aren't supposed to be used so aggressively. They are perfect socks for summer on the AT, the moisture management of the socks is excellent! I used the socks this summer for everything from walking on a paved road to full off-trail bushwacking on very steep mountainsides. Full review
Icebreaker Bodyfit 260 Olympia Crewe
Great product, warm, odor free, and no wool itch from the super fine merino. Their sizing runs on the small side, and you need to be careful of moths! I love my merino undershirts enough that I own four. I have two Icebreaker brand and two not, and the Icebreaker ones have proven more hardy that the others. I have worn this snowboarding, on fieldwork for a couple of weeks at a time, and under dressy clothes in cold climates and it does the job amiably. My biggest gripe is that their sizing runs… Full review
Brooks-Range Lt Breeze Jacket
The Brooks-Range Lt Breeze Jacket is a versatile, innovative, ultra-light wind jacket. The innovation? Paper thin “fleece” diamonds laminated to the inside of the 20-denier nylon fabric that keep cold, wet nylon off your skin or base layer and boost airflow beneath the fabric. This jacket looks great, fits well, wears like iron, and weighs a scant 5.3 ounces in size medium. Those fleece diamonds do exactly what Brooks Range intended; they eliminate that clammy sticky feeling when wearing this… Full review
Arc'teryx Men's Gamma LT Pant
A serious performer that is well worth the money. I don't climb, but I do hike and backpack, and my preference has always been softshell pants. I was a Marmot guy for a while but after another pair found itself covered with Tenacious Tape (my fault...not Marmot's) I bit the bullet and dropped some bananas on the Gamma LT's after reading countless positive reviews. I've only had them for about three months but after just getting off a long solo in the Sierra's I'll say these are, by far, the best… Full review
ExOfficio Give-N-Go Sport Mesh Brief
Light and comfortable with no chafing, for all-day wear. I get hot when I hike, no doubt about it. Even in snow, if I'm on a steep slope going uphill, I am hot. I saw these as a new product on the REI website, and decided to give them a whirl. The fit was great for me, and the mesh fabric felt very light and airy. On day long hikes, they were very cool and breathable, and I experienced no chafing. Even on multi-day backpack trips, I was never conscious of them being there, but they stayed comfortable… Full review