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Black Diamond Alpine Start Hoody Review

Black Diamond Alpine Start Hoody

The Black Diamond Alpine Start Hoody is a highly breathable softshell jacket that excels as a wind shirt and protective garment against light precipitation. Ideally suited for cold weather pursuits, it provides excellent breathability without the weight of a heavier technical shell. Made entirely with Schoeller stretch fabric, the Alpine Start Hoody …

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Montane Alpha Guide Jacket Review

Montane Alpha Guide Jacket

The Montane Alpha Guide Jacket is designed to insulate your core while giving greater freedom of movement for your arms. It is insulated with Polartec Alpha, a highly breathable and compressible insulation that was designed for soldiers to eliminate the need of shedding or adding layers while on the move. The jacket …

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Montane Terra Pants Review

Montane Terra Pants Review

Montane Terra Pants are the most popular technical hiking and adventure pants in the UK. While they’re amazingly lightweight and comfortable, the Terra Pants are too warm for late spring or summer hiking in New England where you’d sweat to death if you wore them. But they are ideal for …

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Thermoball Synthetic Insulation vs Goose Down

Thermoball Primaloft Synthetic Insulation

Thermoball is a new form of Primaloft synthetic insulation designed to mimic the insulating properties and compressibility of goose down while providing a lower cost alternative to down coats and jackets. Co-developed for The North Face’s new line of insulated jackets, Primaloft Thermoball provides the equivalent warmth of 600 fill …

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