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Recent Outdoor Clothing Product Reviews

REI Men's Triad Parka

rated 5 of 5 stars I recently purchased this high quality 3/4 length coat at the REI store in Paramus . It has an amazing fit and is extremely warm with a outside temperature of 18 degrees. I highly recommend this excellent garment. If you can find one, buy it. Full review

Black Diamond Alpine Start Hoody

rated 4 of 5 stars A nice balance of breathability, wind resistance and precip resistance — more durable than your average windshirt (but heavier too). This isn't your average ultralightweight windshirt, for one it comes in at 8.2 oz in XL, about double what my other (Patagonia Houdini) windshirt is. But there are some advantages.   The Schoeller material has a nice stretch to it and is definitely going to be more durable than any of the real lightweight windshirts. It strikes a nice balance of wind resistance,… Full review

Outdoor Research Men's Incandescent Hoody

rated 4.5 of 5 stars Nice, warm, light down parka. Fit/finish top notch. This is a really nice, lightweight down jacket w/ ~ 7 oz of 800 down.  I find it very warm for the weight, my Large comes in at 17.1 oz. Compresses small and packs into its own stuff sack (utilizing one of the pockets). It has a good DWR finish, will shed snow and light precip nicely. I like the longer cut vs other lightweight parkas that are waist length. Has a dual direction zipper and a nice drawstring bottom. It has a handy "Napoleon" upper… Full review

Nanotips Black

rated 4.5 of 5 stars Its a liquid solution you paint over the tips of your existing gloves to make them touchscreen compatible! It works great on my snowboarding gloves. I love how I didn't have to buy a new pair of glove for this function. I definitely recommend it to anyone who has a pair of gloves that don't work with their phones! I bought this product after seeing it on a review and I must say I was a little skeptical at first but it works great! I didn't think it would work on my snowboarding gloves since they… Full review

Swix Star XC 100 Split Mitt

rated 4 of 5 stars Great for active winter use, these mitts split the difference between gloves and mittens using a 3 and 1 finger. Built to hug the hand without getting in the way they provide a thin, insulated barrier between hands and environment. Tailored into a pre-curved shape with an extra long cuff the Swix XC 100 Split Mitt looks a bit alien at first glance but after wearing them for a bit you can tell they were designed with humans in mind. The long cuff reaches well past the wrist to keep snow out. The… Full review

The North Face Himalayan Parka

rated 3 of 5 stars Decent jacket, but needs some fine tuning. The arms are the biggest let down, need more baffles to keep down in place. Live in the far north Canada, -40° is way too common for my liking, and the jacket is pretty good except for the arms. It's way too warm to wear in -20°, unless you're just sitting around. If you're walking -30° to 40°. Not good for strenuous activity like skiing or biking, waaaaay too hot. When the wind is howling it gets in through the bottom. An easy fix would be a powder… Full review

Mountain Hardwear Men's Hooded Phantom Jacket

rated 4.5 of 5 stars Like wearing a cloud of warmth, the Phantom Hooded Jacket keeps you toasty in the coldest temperatures and packs down small enough to bring on every trip. Highly recommended for anyone pursuing outdoor fun in very cold environments. I received the Mountain Hardwear Phantom Hooded Jacket for testing towards the end of Fall 2014 and tested it from that point through Mid-February 2015 in the White Mountains of New Hampshire. This time period saw temperatures ranging from 40 degrees above 0 to 30 degrees… Full review