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Great windshell for variable alpine conditions and snow. Introduction Paramo is a British company that offers an alternative to traditional waterproof textiles. Instead of relying on a membrane to confer waterproofness, the Paramo system relies on the properties of pile fibres to move water using the heat of the body (like animal fur). The shell of their garments is proofed with Nikwax which assists with preventing the pile from becoming saturated. This is not pseudoscience but those interested… Full review
The very best long sleeve base layer out of many I've tried! I've meant to review this earlier as I have three full seasons using this shirt (actually now own three). I use this base layer summer through winter. It cheats all the important criteria of a base layer—lightweight, check; breathes well, check; dries quickly, check; AND has a hood. I use the hood all the time, in the summer to shade my neck/sides of my face and when cool to add a little warmth on the move. It utilizes a synthetic microgrid… Full review
Outdoor Research’s Echo Hoodie is an ideal alternative to the grease and chemicals of sunscreen. Weighing in at 4 ounces, the Echo Hoodie provides SPF15 sun protection, with material that wicks sweat and keeps you comfortable when the sun is beating down on you. This hoodie and a ball cap completely negated my need to carry sunscreen (and bug spray) over the summer. The Echo Hoodie became my go-to shirt for all outdoor activities this summer. I hiked in it—a lot. I ran in it. I rappelled into… Full review
The All-Paca Crew is a lightweight, medium thickness base-layer suitable for active wear or just lounging around the house during a lock-down. It is made from 100 percent Alpaca fiber. It fills my niche as a three-season hiking/sleep layer, to be paired with a t-shirt on cold mornings and with a shell when the wind or rain begins to cut. It offers a good warmth-to-weight ratio, breathability, and also a hefty resistance to odor. It closely matches the performance of similar technical base-layers… Full review
A basic, lightweight, hooded, nylon windshirt with a partial, light wool lining in the hood. There’s not a lot of wool-warmth here, and no real rain protection, limiting the useful weather window, but it's well made and does its small job well. Best for light and fast summer trail runs or day hikes when there is wind but no rain in the forecast. Sometimes a simple windshirt is the right choice for a day outing. It’s a warm summer day, no rain in the forecast, perfect for a trail run or power… Full review
I occasionally receive free products to test in exchange for reviews. With hot, humid summer days in the Midwest, choosing lighter, more breathable clothing is a must. Banner and Oak’s Coyote tee was perfect for strolling around the campground on a sunny afternoon. The graphic on the tee is what really caught my eye. Simple and nature-inspired, this shirt will be a go-to on my future camping adventures. Soft, comfy, and cool. This 60/40 cotton/polyester blend is perfect to toss on for a night… Full review
No question, Free Fly fabric is superior to all synthetic when it comes to cooling, but the tailoring is not up to a snuff for a garment at this price. RE: Free Fly Bamboo lightweight long sleeve shirt, the sleeves and side seams are single needle with standing selvage, basic cheap t-shirt approach. When compared to the NRS silkweight poly shirt with all double needle flat seams and angel wing shoulders, Free Fly comes up way short. No question, Free Fly fabric is superior to all synthetic when… Full review
The Smartwool Merino Sport 150 Hidden Pocket Tech Tee is a lightweight tee-shirt, made from a comfortably soft blend of merino wool and polyester (56% merino/44% polyester). This combination makes for a shirt that breathes well, stays cool, dries quickly, and doesn’t stink after a day of hiking. An ideal shirt for warm weather adventures. Unfortunately, the hidden pocket isn't very practical. Conditions: I’ve worn the Smartwool Merino Sport 150 Hidden Pocket Tech Tee regularly for two months,… Full review
It is very comfortable and soft. The graphic is high quality. Great garment! Very soft, breathes, and the image is high quality. Would definitely buy more from Banner and Oak. Loved using it around the campfire. Full review