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Recent Outdoor Clothing Product Reviews

Smartwool Mountaineering Extra Heavy Crew

rated 4 of 5 stars Proper socks for cold weather activities. They offer good insulation and comfort. In case of very low temperatures, a very thin liner can be used. They are bulky so make sure they fit in your boots without restricting your blood circulation. The only complaint is they really get loose after some usage, but that's a natural feature of wool. Full review

Ibex Meru Hat

rated 4.5 of 5 stars The perfect beanie to wear under a helmet or when you are working hard in the cold. The fact is that, without a hat this day I would have been very hypothermic. I love wearing my Trailspace logo running cap so when Alicia sent me the beanie I was double stoked because now I can rep TS in the cold as well. My favorite thing on the trail is getting asked, "What is Trailspace?" A very, very wet day on Mount Baker. I sweat so much that I poured sweat out of my ski boots once I got to camp. This hat… Full review

MyPakage Action Series Boxer Brief

rated 4 of 5 stars The primary marketing edge of MyPakage's stretchy boxer briefs is a specially-shaped and partially separated pouch...but its real advantage lies in a no-chafe design with great fabric. The pouch feels odd at first; over time, I grew to really like these. They do a nice job wicking moisture and keeping you dry and are particularly good at drying quickly. They appear to be reasonably durable and did not chafe or bind. I would choose MyPakage boxer briefs over comparable boxer briefs based on overall… Full review

Berghaus Men's VapourLight Hyper Smock 2.0

rated 3.5 of 5 stars Preliminary review: Not as light as advertised. This is a preliminary review. I'll update it once I've gotten to use it a bit. In the meantime, I thought I'd comment on the weight issue first:  As someone who strives to save weight for backpacking, weight is a primary consideration when shopping for new backpacking gear. Berghaus states a claimed weight of 75g for a men's large on their website and on the product's tag. The men's large the I received weighs 95g without the stuff sack (5g). Irritating. Full review

Dirty Girl Gaiters Gaiter

rated 5 of 5 stars The bomb for keeping trail debris out of your shoes! These are the bomb! I was always struggling to keep the pine needles from working their way into my shoes and stabbing me in the feet and ankles. I didn't want a heavy, hot gaiter and these are none of that. The material is very lightweight and dries quickly when it gets wet. It attaches to the back of your shoe with velcro (provided with your purchase) and then hooks to the front of your shoe laces. It is important to measure your ankle correctly… Full review

Giro Contact

rated 4.5 of 5 stars The Giro Contact goggles are recommended for those looking for a pair of goggles that easily adapts to changing light conditions with a push of a button. Great for outdoor winter activities of all kinds in all conditions. I tested the Giro Contact goggles during the winter of 2015 and 2016 in Northern New Hampshire. The winter had a frustrating lack of natural snow, but I was able to test these goggles while skiing on man-made snow at the local resorts.  Fit & Comfort:  The Contact goggles… Full review

Craghoppers NosiLife Convertible Trousers

rated 4.5 of 5 stars Practical lightweight trousers with nine pockets and zip-off legs, and impregnated with insect repellent. Excellent for warm weather hiking and travel. British brand Craghoppers take a practical approach in the design of their clothing and these trousers are no exception. They feature a total of nine pockets—hip, thigh and back pockets plus a zipped security pocket behind the right hip pocket, an extra zipped pocket on the left thigh pocket, and a stretch pocket inside the right thigh pocket… Full review