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Recent Outdoor Clothing Product Reviews
Outdoor Research Ghost Rain Hat
Best all around outdoor hat that I've found yet for our moist, often unpredictable, Pacific Northwest USA weather! Three-season especially rain (but not summer) use, with adjustment options, giving unparalleled flexibility. Classic outback form styling. Had Indiana Jones lived out here, the Ghost might well have been his hat! Almost perfect already and my guess is that later generations may soon be. It was talk my wife into me getting this or wear her purple n' black Seattle Sombrero. Her S'brero… Full review
Oakley Heritage Pipe Glove
A good balance of fit, dexterity and warmth in the Shoulder Seasons. I have several pairs of gloves from thin liners to gore-type super mittens. In between those extremes, I use the Oakley Heritage Pipe Gloves. Most of the time I don't need my mittens and liners are too thin, so I like having gloves I can be active in and still use my hands for tying knots and reaching into my pockets. I absolutely despise taking my gloves off for every little thing, so the Pipe Gloves fit a rather large niche with… Full review
Berghaus VapourLight Hyper Smock
Kept me completely dry on my through hike, ultra lightweight. Packs down into my palm. Full review
Icebreaker Men's Sphere Short Sleeve Crewe
Super comfortable across a variety of conditions. I have several merino hiking shirts which are now pushing ten years old, and looking a bit ragged, so I decided it was time to update my wardrobe. Though my usual shirt size is XL, I found that the XXL was a more comfortable fit for me. It is cut reasonably long for my longish torso, so my gut isn't hanging out when reaching high. This shirt is made of Icebreaker's new "Cool-Lite" Merino blend, which includes 20% plant-based Tencel threads, plus… Full review
Black Diamond Men's Deployment Hoody
The mid-weight Deployment Hoody is not a layer that I would wear while I trail run, but I love to hike and bike in it during cooler temps. Made from merino wool and nylon, it’s well made and is pretty rugged. While on the more expensive side for such an item, if you can grab it on sale, then the durability, versatility, and comfort will make it worth the cost. Background & Expectations My wife gave me this last year when I was looking for a zippered hoody/jacket to replace an Arc'teryx cardigan… Full review
Patagonia Men's Capilene 1 Silkweight Crew
Comfortable and light with powerful wicking properties, this shirt works well as a base layer and even better as a standalone cooling shirt. Great for those who need to stay dry in cold weather and those who would enjoy the evaporative cooling effect when hot. Fit & Comfort Made from a soft and resiliently stretchy 94% polyester and 6% spandex, the Capilene 1 material feels great against the skin, which is important for a base layer. The sized large I purchased was listed as being a "slim fit"… Full review
Purple Rain Adventure Skirt
Great skirt for hiking, backpacking, around the ranch, and around the office. Pockets are great for a smartphone. Material is lightweight, quick drying, and soft. Ideal for walking, hiking, running, and backpacking for men and women. The Purple Rain skirt is a nearly perfect design for hiking and backpacking. As a male user, it hangs well, feels good against the skin, and drys quickly when wet. The flare is excellent for leg movement, offering considerable range in stride. The pocket design is really… Full review