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Recent Outdoor Clothing Product Reviews

Rockwater Designs Roanoke Shorts

rated 4.5 of 5 stars The shorts are quick drying. I like the top of the knee length. Great for hiking. These shorts are serving me well as I hike for 2 to 8 hours each time I go hiking. I have recommended them to my fellow hikers who belong to Chebucto Hiking Club. Full review

ExOfficio Men's Sol Cool Crew Long Sleeve Shirt

rated 3 of 5 stars I'm generally a huge fan of ExOfficio clothing, but maybe not this time. Perhaps I'm expecting too much, a shirt that can actually keep me cooler in East Texas summer heat, but that is what the mfg description claims. But under most summer conditions here, it ain't happenin'. Imagine my excitement when I read about this magic shirt that claims to not only protect the wearer from the sun's rays, but can actually keep you cooler in summer heat than std summer wear.   I spend a fair amount of time… Full review

Arc'teryx Rampart Short

rated 5 of 5 stars These shorts are awesome! I own two pairs, but am seriously considering ordering other colors and getting rid of my other shorts. They're very lightweight, dry quickly, and fit my athletic build. I've never owned another pair of shorts that I love on a mountain or beach and look great out at dinner. 'nuff said. Full review

Black Diamond Soloist Lobster Glove

rated 4.5 of 5 stars Good glove/mitt hybrid that is a great base for a waterproof winter glove layering system. Use: The Black Diamond Lobster is a cross between a glove and a mitt, and is a great base for a waterproof winter glove layering system. The lobster design is warmer than a glove, but gives you more dexterity than a mitt. It has a thumb and index finger, and a separate section for the rest of the fingers. When it is cold, I can fit my index finger into the mitt section for possible extra warmth. When… Full review

Patagonia Encapsil Down Belay Parka

rated 5 of 5 stars Perfect for all weather conditions. Dependable and stylish at the same time. Wonderfully comfortable and fantastically functional. I love this jacket. Simple as that. Full review

Sea to Summit Alpine Gaiters

rated 4.5 of 5 stars Solid and easy to use knee height eVent gaiters. Fit: I wear these in combination with a size 46/11.5 pair of The North Face Verto S6K Glacier GTX mountaineering boots. The XL fits fine. The main calf area is eVent, with a stronger material on the bottom parts, and an extra 500D fabric reinforced area on the most critical area on the inside around your foot. They're really easy to put on/off thanks to the huge velcro on the front. This is great of course, because I wouldn't want to go through… Full review

Outdoor Research Ultra Trail Gaiters

rated 2.5 of 5 stars Go either heavier or lighter. For me these gaiters did't work so well and I think there are better alternatives out there. To be honest I haven't used these as much as other gear that I review. This is partly due to their fit. I wear 46 (US 11.5) and got these in a large. I could put these on no problem (removing shoes first of course). The top of the ankle 'sock' has a small elastic drawstring. I would say that I have quite thin ankles with low body fat and the elastic is already tight. When… Full review