Clothing Reviews

Enlightened Equipment Visp Rain Jacket Review

Enlightened Equipment Visp Rain Jacket Review

The Enlightened Equipment Visp is an ultralight 3-layer waterproof breathable rain jacket with a fully adjustable hood, velcro wrist cuffs, a waterproof zipper, and drop tail, that’s fully seam-taped seam taped.  The Visp is lightweight and breathable enough that it can be used as a wind shirt or a rain …

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REI On The Trail Sun Gloves Review

REI On the Trail Sun Gloves Review

REI’s On The Trail Sun Gloves are fingerless Lycra stretch gloves with a UPF 50 rating to protect your hands from harmful solar radiation. They have a sewn-on synthetic suede palm that extends over the index finger and thumb to help prevent blisters if you use trekking poles when you …

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Outdoor Research ActiveIce Sun Spectrum Gloves Review

Outdoor research ActiveIce Sun Spectrum Gloves Review

Outdoor Research ActiveIce Sun Spectrum Gloves are lightweight fingerless gloves that protect your hands from the sun’s harmful rays. They’re great for hiking, backpacking, paddling, running, or fishing because they eliminate the need to carry suntan lotion while protecting your hands from blisters and biting insects. They have anti-slip palm …

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Montbell Versalite Rain Jacket Review

Montbell Versalite Rain Jacket Review

The Montbell Versalite is an ultralight waterproof/breathable rain jacket that weighs 7.0 oz in a men’s XL. It’s by far the best backpacking rain jacket in my gear closet in terms of the features important to hikers. It has pit zips, a four-way adjustable hood, hook and loop wrist cuffs, …

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Columbia Outdry Ex Blitz Rain Jacket Review

Columbia Outdry Ex Blitz Jacket Review

The Columbia OutDry Ex Blitz Rain Jacket is an inexpensive waterproof/breathable rain jacket that doesn’t have a DWR coating. It’s made with OutDry so it’s waterproof layer is on the outside of the jacket eliminating the need for a DWR coating like the ones needed for Gore-tex jackets and other …

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Kuhl Klash Softshell Hiking Pants Review

Kuhl Klash Softshell Hiking Pants Review

The Kuhl Klash Pants are a comfortable yet durable, lightweight softshell pair of women’s pants perfect for active outdoor use in cool weather.  They provide excellent freedom of movement and venting for scrambling on hot days, they dry quickly when they get wet, and have lots of pockets so you …

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Fjallraven Keb Eco-Shell Jacket Review

Fjallraven Eco-Shell Jacket Review

The Fjallraven Keb Eco-Shell is a 3-layer waterproof/breathable jacket built for backpacking and technical adventures. Made from Fjallraven’s recycled Eco-Shell fabric, the Keb Eco-Shell Jacket breathes, wicks, stretches, and completely protects against wind, snow, and rain. With a highly adjustable hood, ample chest pockets, side ventilation, and adjustable wrist cuffs, …

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Arcteryx Proton LT Insulated Hoodie Review

Arcteryx Proton LT Insulated Hoodie Review

The Arcteryx Proton LT Insulated Hoodie is a synthetic insulated jacket that can be used as an active outer layer in cold weather. It’s designed as a self-regulating insulation layer that vents excess heat and moisture through a combination of air-permeable fabrics and insulation. The goal is to eliminate the …

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