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Recent Outdoor Clothing Product Reviews
Native Backbowl Ribbet Goggles
Outstanding fit and performance in a helmet compatible goggle. Rapid reacting " SnowTuned lens"cuts glare and provides excellent peripheral vision. As a downhill and backcountry skier and avid snowshoer, I am always on the lookout for serious eye protection. I was lucky enough to get a pre-release sample from Native Eyewear's new Backbowl goggle line in February 2016. The Backbowl goggle comes in 5 models and I chose the Ribbit model for testing. Testing was done in and out of bounds at a variety… Full review
Patagonia Men's Ultralight Down Hoody
Overall this is a decent jacket, but it's not as warm as some other jackets out there. The Ultralight is a sized down alternative to the classic Down Sweater. Coming in at just under 300 grams it's one of the lightest weight insulation pieces on the market. I've had mine for over two years now, and it's seen its fair share of use. The water resistance is good, and it takes an impressive beating for a ultralight down jacket. It also packs down to about the size and shape of a 1L Nalgence, which… Full review
Arc'teryx Men's Beta LT Hybrid Jacket
Lightweight, packable, with all the features you need. This jacket is a lightweight, packable jacket that can be used in a variety of conditions, but is not meant to be your daily driver. Arc'teryx chose Gore Tex PacLite as the waterproof/breathable membrane for this 2.5 Layer jacket which is what makes the jacket so light and packable. Areas of high wear on the jacket have a reinforcement layer to protect the Gore Tex from abbrasion from the inside, although I found the areas of high wear went… Full review
Sierra Designs Elite Rain Chaps
These chaps are a lightweight alternative to regular rain pants. They shed water and have much more ventilation than rain pants. I had the opportunity to test the Sierra Designs Elite Rain Chaps this summer, first on a drizzly day hike in California and then for four solid days of rain on the Tour of Mont Blanc. The chaps are an interesting alternative to rain pants in that they are two separate legs that attach to pants or shorts using a plastic hook on a single side strap (one strap per leg). Full review
Kora Shola 230 Crew
Warm, soft, well-fitting, comfortable even in warmer temperatures. It's been years since I've lived in a climate cold enough for a base layer. Actually it's been 13 years... I remember them as itchy, uncomfortable, and most of the time I would rather freeze than wear them. I definitely have needed them since returning, and I decided to bite the bullet and pick up a set for the upcoming winter, which the Farmer's Almanac says will be one of the coldest winters in some time. I typically would not… Full review
Swiss Barefoot Company Free Your Feet (Classic Swiss)
Dyneema material rubberised socks that allow you to really feel the terrain under your feet. Minimises risk of cuts when wanting to go barefoot. The FYF (Free Your Feet) is a great pair of socks for those into water sports or those that want to go barefoot. Made out of Dyneema fibre that has tensile strength 15 times greater than steel it protects your feet from any type of cut (e.g. selfish, glass), friction injury (blisters from rough terrain) or scratches (from twigs and stones). However, it… Full review
The Poc Lobes are excellent goggles. They fit very well to the face. They don't squeeze on the nose. They don't fog up. The Poc Lobes is an excellent goggle. The spherically shaped large lens ensures an incredible good and wide view. The goggle is well ventilated, so you don't have to worry about fog and loss of view. It fits well on most faces and doesn't squeeze on the nose, so breathing won't be interfered with by the goggle. All in all, Poc Lobes is a beautiful modern goggle. Full review