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Recent Outdoor Clothing Product Reviews
Avalanche Wear Striker Crew
Lightweight, breathable crew neck for runners, hikers, and bikers. Interesting styling touches for a simple tee. At first glance, the Avalanche Wear Striker crew looks like a million other tee shirts on the market. The subtle styling flourishes beg for a second glance. The front and sides of this shirt feature a horizontal striped polyester mesh, while in the center of the back a more breathable closed-hole mesh is featured. Double stitched seams in a contrasting grey are used throughout this… Full review
Native Hardtop Ultra
The native Hardtop Ultra sunglasses have worked really well backpacking, hiking, and paddle boarding. They are lightweight, stay on your head well, and have excellent Polarized lens. The Native Hardtop Ultra model is, as the name suggests, a top-frame-only sunglass style. They come in a crush proof case with an extra set of interchangeable lenses and a handy cleaning cloth. The lenses provided are dark grey and brown, allowing you to change the lens depending on the brightness of the sunlight. The… Full review
Trail Designs Ultralight Glasses
These extremely lightweight "nose specs" are great to keep in a pocket for use checking maps or other small writing for those "experienced" backpackers that are having a little trouble focusing on the small stuff. Generally work well and come in three strengths, but aren't that comfortable for longer wear like reading at night. A couple of years ago, I hit that age when my perfectly functional eyes decided they were getting tired. It started with me using the zoom keys a lot on my laptop at work… Full review
Chaos Stratus Sombrero
Huge brim gives great sun and rain coverage. Floatable brim makes it a perfect for paddle sports. Adjustable for a perfect fit. If you spend a lot of time out in the sun or rain you can't find a hat that does much more than the Chaos Stratus Sombrero. Sombrero hats are made from 100% Polyester and are both breathable and waterproof. The medium size, blue with black brim hat I was given weighs in at 4.5 ounces and measures 15.5 inches front to back and 13 inches side to side, which provides massive… Full review
Bergans Moa Pirate Pant
The Bergans of Norway Moa Pirate Pants are a nice, all-around functional garment. The capris style provides more coverage than shorts, but is still great for staying cool in hot and muggy environments. I especially liked the fabric for its lightweight, stretchy and quick-dry properties. On the downside, it has a rather paper-like feel and makes a considerable "swooshing" noise when rubbed together. Fit, styling, and construction are good and on par with a higher price-point. Manufacturer Claims:… Full review
Kora Shola 230 Zip
Kora’s yak wool Shola 230 Zip base layer beats the itch of other wool. It provides a lot of warmth without a lot of weight or thickness. This zippered base layer top is constructed using Kora’s own Hima-Layer Original 230 yak wool fabric. All testing of the Kora Shola 230 base layer was done on the ski hill. I am very sensitive to lamb’s wool, and was pleasantly surprised when I first put the Kora zip base layer on. Immediately it became evident that not only is yak wool not itchy, it has… Full review
Skhoop Alaska Long Down Skirt
I never would have guessed a skirt could be warmer than pants, but it is! Having evaluated this Skhoop Long Down Skirt in Patagonia, Argentina, I learned this goose down filled skirt is something that will block wind and keep you warmer than pants! A skirt will trap heat with minimal surface area (one tube) to exchange heat with the cold, whereas pants (two tubes) have more surface area, thus more area for cold to take over. (Ask an engineer versed in thermodynamics.) I found the long skirt useful… Full review