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The Montane Fireball Verso pullover is reversible with a windproof fabric on one side (black) and a breathable one on the other (blue). -1

Montane Fireball Verso Pull-On Sweater Review

The Montane Fireball Verso Pull-On Sweater is a Primaloft-insulated reversible pullover with a windproof Pertex shell on one side and an air permeable fabric that Montane calls Hypervent on the other. This garment eliminates the need to carry an extra wind shirt to wear over a mid-layer for running and hiking in cooler weather since it […]

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Polartec Fleece

Fleece Jacket and Pullover Buyers Guide

Fleece is a synthetic fabric that’s proven ideal for outdoor recreational use because it’s warm, fast drying, and extremely durable. Fleece clothing requires no special care and can be machine washed and dried for years without shrinkage. Stylish and available in many difference colors, fleece pullovers and jackets, hats, gloves, mittens, and hats are still the best multi-purpose and […]

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I switched to Darn Tough Socks this year because they're so durable

Darn Tough Hiker Boot Socks

I switched from wearing Smartwool Liner socks for hiking in trail runners this year to Darn Tough Hiker Boot Socks because I got sick of replacing socks that would wear through after a just a few days of use. The main source of sock abrasion when I hike is from crossing streams, because small sand particles […]

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The Western Mountaineering Flash Jacket has a non adjustable hood with elastic piping around the hood and waist seal out the cold without cordlocks.

Western Mountaineering Hooded Flash Jacket Review by Martin Rye

The Western Mountaineering Hooded Flash Jacket has been a constant favorite in my pack since 2010. It is a lightweight down jacket made for moderate temperatures where a high performance/low weight insulation layer is required. Western Mountaineering is a USA based company famed for their superb sleeping bags. As I have used this jacket now on […]

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The Patagonia Torrenshell Jacket on a very wet day at the Black Angel river crossing on the Wild River

Patagonia Torrentshell Rain Jacket Review

The Patagonia Torrentshell Rain Jacket is an affordable and fully featured rain jacket with an excellent hood and pit zip ventilation. While nearly twice the weight of minimalist lightweight rain jackets like the OR Helium II, it’s warmer and much more durable, making it good for rough and tumble activities like winter and shoulder season hiking when […]

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