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Recent Outdoor Clothing Product Reviews
Stoic Merino Comp Shirt - Long Sleeve
The Stoic Merino Comp Shirt is a comfortable shirt that wicks moisture extremely well. It keeps you warm or cool as needed. The fabric has the right amount of stretch, and it's machine washable. This has been my go-to shirt for snowshoeing over the past three winters. With a silkweight base layer underneath it and a wind and rain shell on top I'm comfortable snowshoeing in temps around -10°F because my sweat isn't making me cold. Wearing just this shirt while out hiking around a cedar swamp with… Full review
Sierra Designs Dricanvas Short
These shorts have the pockets you need and the fit you want if you are serious about hiking and backpacking. They look nice, feel great, and are clearly designed with the backpacker in mind!! These shorts fit really well. They allow for a full athletic range of motion. When wearing a pack there is no abrasion or rubbing of any kind. I prefer a bottom layer to have belt loops instead of the integrated belts. I find the built in belts always get tangled and rarely remain tight. Adding my own webbing… Full review
L.L.Bean Technical Upland Gloves
Great leather gripping gloves with a touch of insulation. These brown leather gloves really work in protecting your hands when hunting briar patches and deep ravines. They are warm supple and very nice looking. Full review
Black Diamond Dawn Patrol Hybrid Bib
The only large style soft shell bibs, these are a great for all aerobic winter activities. The Dawn Patrol bibs are a really great option for a lot of activities. They fit pretty tight around the legs, similar to most soft shells like the Gamma MX or the Patagonia Knifeblades or Adze. It has minor adjustments on the hem, but not huge. This means that you can't No gaiter or anything. They can also be adjusted by the shoulder suspenders. It's not much of a huge change though. These pants handle water… Full review
Arc'teryx Venta MX Hoody
Great all round soft shell for touring, mountaineering, and climbing, I used this jacket as my primary do-it-all layer for all of 2013/2014. The fit is closest to the Gamma AR, being slightly more tapered around the waist that the Venta SV. It was looser than the the MX. It does have a very almost hard-shell starchiness that makes it less stretchy than the Gamma MX, but immensely more water resistant, and durable. I was a little put off by the fact it had Windstopper and pit zips, but I have actually… Full review
Icebreaker Sonic Short Sleeve Crewe
Lightweight merino wool. Soft, comfortable and no stink after days in the backcountry. The Icebreaker Sonic short sleeve shirt is soft to the touch, lightweight, and durable. There was no evidence of abrasion after wearing this shirt with a backpack for many miles. It was very breathable when exercising, I never felt like I was overheating. It dried quickly on the body and kept me comfortably warm as temperatures cooled. The shirt is well constructed, seams are finished well, and tags perforated… Full review
Sierra Designs Short Sleeve Pack Polo
I have hiked in hundreds of different shirts, baselayers, fishing shirts, sleeveless monstrosities, they all kind of work just fine. The Pack Polo is more than fine, it is AWESOME!! It stretches, it breathes, it layers, and it doesn't look ridiculous!! This shirt is ideal for the adventure traveler, hiker, backpacker, or bike commuter who wants something technical, yet presentable. While wearing a pack or while bumming around town, the Pack Polo fits comfortably in the arm pits and mid section,… Full review