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Recent Outdoor Clothing Product Reviews
Patagonia Ice 9 suite
The best winter mountaineering shell I have ever seen. Bright colors for visibility in low visibility situations or avalanches. Heavy duty Gore-Tex material prevents punctures from ice axes, crampons, rocks from hit when doing a sitting glacade. Many many zippered vents full length removing the need to take your plastic boots off in order to put on the one piece shell. Best piece of kit I have ever purchased. I have put mine through an enormous amount of abuse and falls and the suite is still intact… Full review
Patagonia Super Pluma Jacket
Great all around jacket, built for anything. Will keep you dry. I bought this jacket for backpacking, but after a couple uses, it became my everything jacket. Quickly replaced my go-to ski jacket, found myself wearing it for chilly bike rides, short little strolls through the woods, kayaking and canoeing in the spring and fall. Extremely windproof and waterproof, and with its light weight there is really no reason not to bring it along. The first time I took it out on a trip, 65 degree temps dropped… Full review
Outdoor Research Men's Mithril Jacket
Great waterproof soft shell jacket. Durable and stylish. A great soft shell jacket. I have used it skiing and as a hiking jacket, and it had no problems keeping me dry in rain and snow showers. Also became my around town jacket in the late fall and early spring. It is a good mid weight, not overly warm (which is good for me, I tend to overheat), but provides much more warmth that my other rain shells. Velcro wrist adjustments work great, much prefer them to the elastic style. Plenty of pocket space… Full review
Outdoor Research ActiveIce Sun Sleeves
OR ActiveIce Sun Sleeves work well protecting the wearer from harmful UV rays, while keeping cool with ActiveIce technology. This product works well for everyday use, as well as any outdoor activity from a leisurely hike to mountaineering! No more sticky arms from sunscreen when tromping through the wilderness! This product is a great alternative for people who don’t like to wear sunscreen every day, but still need protection from the suns destructive rays. I have found them comfortable and reliable,… Full review
Frogg Toggs Ultra-Lite2 Rain Suit
Great lightweight rain suit, but material was not very durable. I purchased this set for a Boy Scout camping trip about a year ago. They were 14 dollars at Walmart, which seemed like a good deal. It comes with its own little storage pouch and they fold down really small and lightweight so packing them in a backpack is easy. The outer material is some sort of plastic like a tyvek suit. It does a good job of keeping the rain off of you, but without any sort of vents built in you quickly start to… Full review
Terramar Men's Helix Crew Tee
A lightweight, inexpensive shirt, the Helix works well for many outdoor activities as it has a comfortable fit and breathes extremely well. On the other side, the durability is sub-par and the odor-fighting claims fall a bit short. The low cost negates these factors and makes for a great backup or low impact/low durable-activity shirt. I’d recommend this for activities such as bike riding, going to the gym, trail running, or everyday wear. Terramar states that this shirt is an “athlete’s dream”… Full review
Outdoor Research Men's Helium Hybrid Jacket
A lightweight, breathable jacket, that packs down small, and won't weigh you down. In my never-ending quest to find the perfect lightweight wind shell, I have purchased and re-sold many a jacket. Either the fit is wonky, or there is no breathability, or they provide little protection. I pondered this jacket when I first read about it in Backpacker, and recently found it on sale, so took the bait. The jacket fits very nicely. It is a trim fit around the torso, which enhances its ability to breathe,… Full review