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Recent Outdoor Clothing Product Reviews
Superior Glove Calfskin Leather Extreme Cold Weather Gloves Mitt
The company guarantees these mitts to be the warmest you've ever owned. For me, they are. For several years now I’ve been using the Outdoor Research Alti Mitt. I’ve had success with these in temps down to around -20°F. They are advertised as expedition mitts and I must say that I’ve been thoroughly impressed with them for the most part. Lately, I’ve been subjecting myself to colder outings (-20 to -30°F) with wind chills down to -50°F. The first time I noticed that my Alti Mitts were… Full review
The best value in sport shades going these days. I have actually owned three pairs of these glasses. I still have two of them... one pair for hiking and one for cycling. I had been looking for a good quality pair of shades for hiking, but didn't want to spend a fortune. Some of the glasses reviewed in major outdoor magazines can cost in excess of two-hundred dollars! But I saw a couple of reviews of these, so decided to give them a try. They fit great right out of the box, and came with three… Full review
Outdoor Research Men's Alti Mitts
The best cold weather protection for your hands. I had my eye on a pair of these for the past year, so I bought a pair last week because of the oncoming weather and I was that impressed that I bought another pair just for luck. They are extremely warm and the build quality is second to none. Having read many reviews I came across some tests where these OR Alti Mitts were tested in the Antarctic against all the other top brands and when it came down to the final figures the Alti Mitts came out… Full review
Kuhl Splash Pant
Dries quickly when it gets wet, and does not crimp or bind in the crotch or mid-section. The material is strong and lightweight. Feels comfortable, nice to the touch. Seams are re-enforced. The snap in front stays snapped in vigorous movement. Nice deep pockets, front and side of the leg. I have purchased other Kuhl garments. I like their pants the best. I prefer the Splash Pant" because for my body type it definitely fits the best in the waist and torso. I have worn the pants on fishing trips and… Full review
Poor fit. Had to return them because they pinch my nose most uncomfortably. My Julbos and Oakleys do not have this problem. Full review
Outdoor Research Alti Gloves
My new go-to gloves for cold weather! Well these are now the gloves against which I compare all other gloves and mittens. They are extremely warm and have proven to be very durable so far (I've not had them very long, though). I've used them in -20°F windchill with gusts up to 30 mph and in warmer, wetter weather. They've been bullet proof so far. In fact, these are the first pair of gloves that I've owned that allow my fingers to warm up in sub-zero weather. What I mean is this: usually in sub-zero… Full review
REI Activator Gaiter
Nicely designed to stay down over running shoes, but they wear out fast. The gaiter material is slightly stretchy and breathes well, but the cords that snug the gaiters down over the foot aren't tough enough and it looks like the grommets will pull out after prolonged use. Remember the old, pseudo-Chinese saying: “Man who eat cracker in bead have crumby sleep!”? A runner’s corollary to that might be: “Man who run in sand get sand in shoes!” I don’t like running on asphalt, so here in… Full review