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McMurdo Parka

rated 3 of 5 stars I also bought in Covent Garden after getting caught in rain and freezing. They didn't have my size so got next size up to layer underneath. I am from Queensland and am cold if it's 20 degrees Celsius. I only wore a t-shirt underneath after having toured UK with three thermals and cardigan. Yes, the hood's spacious, but length was great. Just wish I'd got a size down as I look like the Michelin Man! Did the job for two weeks in January in London. Full review

Foundation 6

rated 3 of 5 stars It's an OK tent, but it lacks some physics research. Overall the tent is fine, but it is not really industrial strength. The materials are lightweight and the zippers are small gauge.  Since this is a family size tent there are a couple of things to be aware of: Because the materials are thin and lightweight, it may be more prone to punctures.  The tent pole sleeves require you to bend the poles a great deal to pass them through; this caused a tear in the sleeve because of the extreme pressure… Full review

Salamander 23

rated 4 of 5 stars The Salamander is very well constructed, one of the biggest 2P tents I've used, has two great vestibules and double doors. A bit heavy by current standards. Great tent. The materials used are heavier gauge. The seams were still intact after years of use. The tent is a 3-pole design and the fly is big (two vestibules; one large for packs, one for shoes/boots) which makes the tent heavy but if you split the weight, the tent has plenty of reasons why it is great. Setup: Poles are color coded so it's… Full review

Terra 60

rated 1 of 5 stars I guess I am just and old school type. This pack does not transfer weight to hips. I will be using it for a luggage bag and will go back to my old Jansport external. Full review

Westwind 2

rated 5 of 5 stars Still have my original Westwind...from 1980! I purchased this tent in 1980 and still use it! The design is similar to the Tadpole only not freestanding, but that matters little to me. It has been well used over the years on long or weekend backpacking trips...and it is still going strong. Obviously tent designs have changed since, but overall the concept is my preference for a tent (front entry being the main one). Weight is a little heavier because materials and design have advanced since this… Full review

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The North Face Coverage in the Trailspace Blog

One-Piece Jacket, Dial-a-Headlamp, Electrifying Gloves: OR Day 3
A jacket made from one sheet of North Face waterproof-breathable fabric, a Princeton Tec headlamp that switches modes with a dial, and new Outdoor Research gloves that include electric heat. Join us for Day 3 of Outdoor Retailer. Read more
January 25, 2014

Outdoor Apparel Highlights from Outdoor Retailer
Here are a few footwear and apparel highlights we spotted from Keen, Mountain Hardwear, Icebreaker, La Sportiva, Icebreaker, Sierra Designs, The North Face, and DownTek. Read more
August 5, 2012

Avalanche airbags explode into spotlight
The number of avalanche airbags available to backcountry skiers and riders has exploded in North America in the past few years. And you've likely noticed that the safety devices are also getting more media attention this winter, not just in the outdoor world. Read more
February 22, 2012

A Photo Tour of Winter Outdoor Retailer
The Outdoor Retailer trade show ended last month, but here's a final post on the show itself highlighting outdoor gear, outdoorsy people, and random sights. Stay tuned for backcountry gear news and information all year round on Trailspace. Read more
February 10, 2012

Outdoor Retailer's Softer Side: New Apparel Lines, Triple Crown Buffs, Footwear
We take a first look at some softgoods that caught our eye at Outdoor Retailer, including new apparel from La Sportiva, The North Face, and Outdoor Research, Trailblazer long trail Buffs, and footwear from Vasque, Timberland, and Columbia. Read more
January 22, 2012

Outdoor Retailer Gear Preview: On Snow
Here's our first OR product preview to whet your appetite. Since it's a winter show, we'll start with some backcountry snow gear. Stay tuned for full show coverage starting January 18. Read more
January 12, 2012


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