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Recent Outdoor Clothing Product Reviews
Sockwell Stabilizer 1/4 Sock
This sock helps provide foot stabilization during exercise. Moisture and heat management are handled through material and weave selection. Over the past year or so I have become very enamored with compression socks, having tested them skiing, biking, hiking, and backpacking. I have found them to provide benefits that make my outdoor activities easier on my body during exercise and allow for a quicker recovery. Woven from a combination of Cashmerino (a yarn made from Merino wool and Cashmere), Rayon… Full review
Arc'teryx Men's Norvan Jacket
A lightweight water tight/breathable jacket, which won't slow you down. Picked up this jacket on sale last summer, and have been waiting for some bad weather to really test it. That weather is here! The Norvan jacket is listed by Arc'Teryx as a "trim fit" piece. I have other trim fit pieces from their lines, which fit fine. But this one is pretty tight around the gut. So it is more trim than most. The average person might want to move up to the next size for a more relaxed fit. Because of the super… Full review
I wear Ray Ban Aviators for driving (55mm lens width; 14mm bridge width; 135mm temple length). With the bridge width of 24mm on the Micropores, I thought they would be big but they fit fine and are very comfortable. Moldable temples are nice for dialing a good fit. 12/3/16 hiked up Mount Moosilauke. On the summit I layered up and put on my Julbos. It was about 20mph winds with gusts to about 35mph and temps. about 15 degrees. The Micropores fogged a little but cleared quickly. The glasses developed… Full review
EMS Men's Feather Pack 800 Hooded
Nice jacket, solid construction, good fill on the down. Got mine on sale on a Black Friday doorbuster so the price can't be beat. Large inside vest pocket for self packing is nice for keeping largish items warm — I like to go out and get a burger at Five Guys when walking my dog and then take it home for dinner (dog and burger). Also has a drawstring to keep air seal around waist/hips. I could quibble about lack of a drawstring on the hood, but many jacket doesn't have that either. Haven't yet… Full review
Darn Tough Men's Vertex Tab No Show Ultra-Light Cushion
A lifetime replacement guarantee says it all. A very soft, warm Merino wool sock with extra cushion underfoot. Darn Tough socks all come with a no questions asked lifetime guarantee, and that tells you all you need to know about the quality of their socks. In my neverending quest for the ultimate hiking sock, I like to test socks that are designed for other sports, such as running and biking. Being a fan of trail runners and low rise hiking boots I did all my testing of these Darn Tough Merino wool… Full review
Fjallraven Barents Pro Trouser
The Barents Pro Trousers are tough and well-made. Unfortunately, I found them too close-fitting to be comfortable. Fjallraven’s Barents Pro Trousers come in an asymmetric design with three cargo pockets—one on the right leg and two on the left. They also have two deep hand pockets on the hips, a mobile phone pocket inside the right cargo pocket, and an axe pocket on the left leg. Mobile phone pocket inside the right cargo pocket The arrangement of the cargo pockets is excellent. If you’re… Full review
prAna Men's Mojo Short
Comfortable, versatile, light, dries fast, well made. The short is very simple, which I find to be a good thing. One of the best buys I have made. I use these every day in the summer. I climb with them as the elastic band is non constrictive. Sometimes I run with them. They have two front pockets and a back one. They are also comfortable to wear over tights if climbing in winter. They dry fast, but are non adjustable. I have had them for years and they show no signs of wear. Full review