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Recent Outdoor Clothing Product Reviews
Headsweats ProTech Hat
Fantastic, breathable hat that shades your neck. I live in Arizona and this hat makes hot runs bearable. There are a couple features on this hat that elevate it from sun hats by others such as Sunday Afternoons, Tilley, REI, and Outdoor Research (all of which I've purchased prior to this hat). The biggest difference is breathability. The material used in this hat doesn't trap the heat as much as the other hats, so sweat and heat dissipate faster. Secondly, the cape or drape on the back of the hat… Full review
XPOSURZONE Packable Down Quilted Puffer Jacket
Inexpensive China made down jacket. Weighs under a pound, has two outer zip pockets and huge inner glove pockets. Wear in cool to cold conditions - layering!! XPOSURZONE Men's Packable Down Quilted Puffer Jacket Lightweight Puffer Coat FrontBack Fit & ComfortI got a size XXL. I am 5 foot 9 in (175 CM) under 200 pounds. Fits OK, not loose. Not long enough—so you need to wear your shell (or use a sleeping pad when sitting by the fire or your gas cook stove melting snow or just cooking hot… Full review
Arc'teryx Men's Alpha SL Jacket
Shocking durability. I am very disappointed with the durability of this jacket. After 6-7 years of very light use, the seams in the jacket around the waist, cuffs, and collar came apart and it appeared that the glue had failed. After sending it to Arc’teryx for assessment to Switzerland, at my own expense, I was advised that it had come to the end of its life and was beyond repair. The customer service department also advised that lightweight products were not as durable as heavier shell jackets. Full review
prAna Stretch Zion Convertible
Perfect hiking pant. Probably my favorite piece of gear that I've owned for hiking. About as comfortable as a pair of pants get—lightweight, protection from wind and rain. They adjust at the waist with an easy pull when you're shedding weight on the trail. Stretch in all the right places. I own the convertible option, but a lot of times keep them as pants even in warmer environments because the breath-ability is outstanding. On the flip size, I've worn them in the winter for hikes or yard work… Full review
Toad&Co Ventilair Short Sleeve Shirt
Bluesign fabric keeps you cool and moisture free. UV protection makes this a dual function shirt. As an outdoor enthusiast who likes to combine travel and hiking or backpacking, I am always on the lookout for dual function clothing. The Toad&Co Ventilair Short Sleeve Shirt is perfect for this purpose. The shirt is manufactured from "Bluesign" approved fabric that Toad&Co call Suncool. Combining organic cotton to pull the moisture from the body with heat reflecting hydrophobic polyester… Full review
Avalanche Wear Mogul Pant
These used to be my go-to pants. They were fantastic until they changed the fabric years ago and made them in China. I just bought these pants after years of refusing to buy them for years because of the terrible pilling and their latest product is worse than ever. They pilled immediately. I bought Athletica Polartec at the same time and there is no pilling. I am so disappointed because 15 years ago when they were made in Canada they were fantastic. Why don't companies listen to their consumer reviews? Full review
Purple Rain Adventure Skirt
The Purple Rain Adventure Skirt has become one of my all-time favorite pieces of clothing for its functionality, versatility, comfort, and durability. What sets it apart from all other hiking skirts are the functional cargo pockets and a stretchy yoga-style waist band. It is the kind of garment you can eat, sleep, bathe, swim and walk thousands of miles in, never once having needed to take it off. This versatility makes it an ideal candidate for long-distance hiking and other endurance activities. Full review