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Recent Outdoor Clothing Product Reviews

Outdoor Research Lucent Heated Mitts

rated 5 of 5 stars The Outdoor Research Lucent is a battery powered heated mitten that boasts impressive dexterity, warmth and durability. There is extra attention to the small details — fit, universal chargers, carry bag, cinch straps and idiot leashes, but this mittens reputation starts, and ends, with the overwhelming success of the Altiheat. It boasts an even and powerful distribution of heat throughout the hand, and the battery life has exceeded my expectations. Limitations? Without a reliable way to power… Full review

Arc'teryx Men's Gamma MX Hoody

rated 3 of 5 stars Very lackluster performance for the price. It's a good light jacket that is being overhyped. Seriously the glowing reviews for this have to be confirmation bias due to spending so much. It's OK, but doesn't do what a jacket needs to do hardly any better than a decent fleece. Your shoulders will start to get wet after 20 minutes of light rain, the wind will be slowed but even a moderate breeze can be felt, and temperatures below 45 Fahrenheit will leave you shivering if you're not exerting… Full review

The North Face Men's Venture Jacket

rated 1.5 of 5 stars Great rain jacket if you are not moving. 400-foot mountain bike climb in 4.5 miles had me soaking wet under this jacket (outside temp 38 degrees F), with fleece under that and a base layer under that. Head soaked as well. Lousy. Keep seeing very pos review of this technology. Guess I am missing what others are raving about. Good fit. Holds up to rain on 50°F summer rain. Poor wicking performance on 38°F winter day, no rain but cycling hard up incline. Full review

Black Rock Gear Foldback Fingerless Mitt

rated 5 of 5 stars Soft, comfortable, warm mittens to layer over gloves or wear on their own. These fit on the large side in order to enable the easy layering over gloves. Gloves are just never warm enough, but then you slip these babies on and everything changes. Soft material, they fold down to nothing and they are light as a feather, but they do deliver in the warmth department. You can easily fold down the top half with the same hand that is wearing the mitten for ease in converting the mitten. Roomy fit mittens… Full review

Black Rock Gear Original Black Rock Hat

rated 5 of 5 stars The best of the best. Handmade with care in the USA by a small business. Excellent customer service. Crazy warm and soft. Does not squeeze your head. If you are serious about keeping warm and comfortable and are sick of hats not doing their job, this is the product for you. First, it is made right here in the USA by a very small company. You are supporting a small business and supporting someone who believes in his product and will give you great customer service. The fit is generous and the hat… Full review

Lowe Alpine Triple Point Ceramic Jacket

rated 0.5 of 5 stars I own three of these TPC jackets. All different styles. All three have failed with the lining flaking off. These are not jackets to count on for long term use. I have a Gortex jacket that I bought 26 years ago. It has lived in my pack in Europe, South America, and Africa. Still my jacket of choice.  The TPC worked, but wetted out after a week on the trail. Lowe Alpine recoated the outside. Now the lining is flaking off, as are the linings of the other two I own. None of these has gotten a tenth… Full review

The North Face Ice Jacket

rated 5 of 5 stars Phenomenal jacket. Nice jacket. I would compare this jacket to a classic Carhartt coat, but this North Face jacket is even better. Very tough shell material, thick down insulation. Unfortunately I believe the North Face discontinued this jacket. Also I hear a rumor that the North Face took the McMurdo Parka and lightened the outside shell material. Too bad because the North Face and the other overpriced mountaineering companies already make plenty of worthless lightweight down and synthetic fill… Full review