Clothing Reviews

Marmot Precip ECO Rain Jacket Review

The Marmot Precip ECO is a lightweight waterproof/breathable rain jacket made with recycled nylon ripstop with a PFC-free DWR coating. Weighing 10 oz, the Precip is inexpensive but fully featured and suitable for year-round hiking and backpacking. It has a fully adjustable …

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FarPointe Alpha Cruiser Hoody Review

FarPointe Alpha Cruiser Hoody Review

The FarPointe Alpha Cruiser is a hoody made with Polartec Alpha Direct, an ultralight polyester fabric with an open mesh weave that makes a good insulating mid-layer when worn under a wind shirt or rain jacket. While it traps warmth very effectively …

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The Outdoor Research Motive Rain Jacket Review

Outdoor Research Motive Rain Jacket Review

The Outdoor Research Motive Rain Jacket is an affordable three-layer waterproof/breathable rain jacket made with OR’s AscentShell membrane. Three-layer rain jackets are usually more expensive, work much better, and are much more comfortable than other waterproof/breathable jackets because they have a liner …

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Rab Hot Socks Review

Integral Designs Hot Socks

I am a cold sleeper and except in very hot and humid weather, my feet are often cold in my sleeping bag. If my second pair of wool hiking socks are dry I’ll wear them in my bag, but when it’s colder …

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Arc’teryx Gamma AR Soft-Shell Pants Review

Arcteryx Gamma AR Softshell Pants Review

Arc’teryx’s Gamma AR Soft-Shell Pants are ideal for winter hiking and snowsports, with a double-woven softshell fabric that breathes well with a good deal of built-in stretch. The fit is roomy, especially for Arcteryx clothes that generally run slim, with enough room …

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Fjallraven Vidda Pro Pants Review

Fjallraven Vidda Pro Pants Review

Vidda Pro Pants are tough hiking pants made by Fjallraven, a Swedish company that makes technical expedition clothing and gear. They are constructed from Fjallraven’s G-1000 fabric which is a blend of 65% polyester and 35% cotton. While cotton is treated as …

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Montane Wolf Hoodie Review

Montane-Wolf-Hoodie Review

The Montane Wolf Hoodie is a body-mapped mid-layer technical fleece hoodie with warmer, higher density fleece areas over your core, and thinner, less insulating fleece along your sides, under the arms, and on the neck and hood where you’re most likely to …

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