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Recent Outdoor Clothing Product Reviews

Outdoor Research Men's Mithril Jacket

rated 4 of 5 stars Very reliable and warm waterproof softshell for cold conditions. Introduction This is a jacket that bridges the gap between softshell and hardshell.  In fact this is a taped seamed hardshell with a fleece lining.  This makes it either the most versatile jacket you'll ever own or a jacket that you don't know quite what to do with. Fit & Comfort: Fits small.  Comfortable with a base layer but cannot layer anything but a base and insulated vest under this jacket.  material is stiff and binds… Full review

Columbia Featherweight Hike Long Sleeve Shirt

rated 4 of 5 stars This shirt is a great warm weather performer, providing extra sun protection and bug protection for your arms while remaining cool and dry. With minimal weight and bulk, the thru-hiker can transition from trail to town in style! Construction This Featherweight Hike Long Sleeve Shirt is constructed of 100% antimicrobial treated nylon. It has a UPF rating of 25. The super thin fabric allows this shirt to compact very tightly into a ball the size of a small grapefruit.  The feel of the nylon is very… Full review

Patagonia Men's Better Sweater Vest

rated 4 of 5 stars The Better Sweater Vest is a slimmer fleece-like vest that functions well for both outdoor and casual pursuits. Conditions: In January 2015, I put a call out for recommendations (link to thread) to the Trailspace community for good-quality vests that could pull double duty; warm enough for cold season layering, stylish enough for occasional wear in business casual situations. After looking at many suggestions and weighing prices, I settled on the Patagonia Better Sweater Vest. Fortunately, I found… Full review

REI Adventures Cargo Pants

rated 5 of 5 stars Great outdoors, not that out of the place in the city. REI must have mannequins of my size because their pants always fit me perfectly. I find them very comfortable. This one is no exception. You will feel comfortable and look good in those pants both on the trail and in the mall. It makes them very versatile for travelling. They have 7 pockets, 3 of them with zippers. One pocket is just a tiny one located inside the right hand pocket. They are very light and dries fast. Obviously not made for winter,… Full review

Nanotips Black

rated 4.5 of 5 stars Great for my mtb gloves. Found it really useful for trail maps! The one for leathers works for all my other gloves btw. I'd just get that one! Full review

Columbia Men's Diamond 890 TurboDown Jacket

rated 4 of 5 stars Warm, lightweight jacket that is great for both city and outdoor use. This is a great down jacket. A combination of warmth and breathability are what I look for because getting uncomfortably sweaty whilst hiking is never a good experience. The fit of the jacket is snug, but still able to accommodate extra layers underneath if they are needed. A good hood also compliments the fit, with it turning with your head without the need for cords.  As with most down jackets it is not great in the rain. Saying… Full review

Haglofs L.I.M. Power Dry Hooded Top

rated 4.5 of 5 stars Lightweight but pricey airy warmth. The L.I.M. Power Dry Hooded Top is a very lightweight fleece grid jacket that is suitable for all but the hottest times of year. It dries faster than any material I've seen, and is very comfortable to hike in. The grid faces inward and the outer face is smooth. It's thinner than an R1, when held up to the sun you can see through it. It seems to be durable. It isn't showing signs of pack or any other kind of abrasion since purchased 9 months ago, in fact, it still… Full review