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Recent Outdoor Clothing Product Reviews

Marmot Men's PreCip Jacket

rated 4 of 5 stars Lightweight compressible, affordable, breathable rain jacket that kept me dry inside and out. I read a lot of reviews for and against this jacket's rainproof ability and breathability. I have to say I didn't need it too many times, but the few times I've used it, it did kept me dry. First of all the fit is about good. I got the S size and it fits me well, enough room for layering. The hood is great and easy to adjust. I just wish it could be longer on the torso and sleeves so it will better cover… Full review

Mountain Hardwear Men's Dual Fleece Jacket

rated 5 of 5 stars Tailor fit, very warm with mind blowing softness. I bought this fleece jacket in size S and it fits perfectly! It is a tight fit, but not restricting, and there is still enough room for layering. The stretchy side panels really give you freedom of movement. The warmth of this jacket is superb. It has "monkey fur" fleece over the torso, sleeves, and pockets. The outer fleece is dense and relatively efficient against wind and light rain. The monkey fur is the softest thing I have ever touched. I just… Full review

Columbia Trail Summit Running Glove

rated 4.5 of 5 stars Great running gloves. Or really good liner gloves, your call. Caveat: I am a member of the Columbia Sportswear Testing Program, however I have yet to test anything for them and I bought these long before I had this affiliation.  This is one of those odd situations where a niche product is exactly what I was looking for. Last spring I started running outside again and needed some super light, breathable gloves to wear as I run because my body heats up everywhere when I run except my hands. Don’t… Full review

Patagonia Men's R1 Hoody

rated 4 of 5 stars The R1 Hoody works better as a base-layer than a mid-layer. It has a good combination of warmth and ventilation. Polygiene odor control really works. Touted as a mid-layer, I found the Patagonia R1 Hoody to work much better for me as a first layer or strictly worn by itself. The Polartec Power grid fabric that provides both the hoody's warmth and ventilation also makes it difficult to put on over a first layer. The waffle patterned fabric would get hung up on my t-shirt regardless of the t-shirts… Full review

Patagonia Men's Grade VI Jacket

rated 5 of 5 stars I've had mine for over 10 years and it has been my go-to jacket for hiking, snow, and the eternal Northwest rain. It is minimalist and yet has held up in durability all this time. I have a theory that its production was ended because it was just too good, no return customers when you sell them the perfect and everlasting product!  Full review

VIM & VIGR Nylon Compression Socks (20-30 mmHg)

rated 3 of 5 stars Over the calf moderate compression sock helps recovery during and after exercise. Very thin fabric allows good ventilation. I am quite a fan of compression socks in general and find they are very helpful for recovery after skiing, hiking, or backpacking. They certainly help prevent swelling and muscle soreness in the calves after strenuous excessive. Since I always wear thin socks when hiking and backpacking I was anxious to try these Vim & Vigr compression socks. Constructed of nylon and spandex… Full review

Trew Women's NuYarn Wool Pocket T

rated 5 of 5 stars The Trew Superlight NuYarn Wool Pocket T is an exemplary garment for layering or as a stand-alone summer T-shirt. It is one of the most comfortable and functional garments that I have ever worn. I am impressed by its continuous-wear abilities, which meet merino wool class performance, and may even exceed certain standards given the shirt’s lightweight and quick drying properties. The only problem it suffered from is some pilling in high-abrasion areas, which is common to merino wool fabrics. On… Full review