Clothing Reviews

Seirus Combo Clava Balaclava Review

Seirus Combo Clava Review

The Seirus Combo Clava is a fleece balaclava with an integrated face mask to protect your nose and face from frostbite. I use the Combo Clava for above-treeline winter hiking in the mountains, where frostbite is a real concern on windy days. …

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Outdoor Research Ferrosi Thru-Gaiter Review

Outdoor Research Ferrosi Thru-Gaiter Review

The Outdoor Research Ferrosi Thru-Gaiter is a mid-height (10″) softshell gaiter that can be used with trail runners, mids, or hiking boots. While it is similarly named a Thru-Gaiter, it’s completely different and inferior in terms of construction, durability, and breathability from …

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Icebreaker 200 Oasis Legless Baselayer Review

Icebreaker 200 Oasis Legless Review

Icebreaker’s 200 Oasis Legless base layer bottoms are a 100% Merino Capri-length pant.  The below-the-knee design reduces bulk around your lower legs.  They feature a brushed elastic waistband and flatlock seams for comfort.  The Merino wool offers great warmth, breathability and odor …

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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 …

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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 …

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Hanz Chillblocker Waterproof Socks Review

Hanz ChillBlocker Waterproof Socks (right) are insulated with Polartec Fleece for warmth, but still fit in regularly sized shoes for hiking in wet weather

Hanz Chillblocker Waterproof Socks are great for walking in freezing snowmelt or standing in cold streams if you don’t have waterproof boots because they are insulated with warm Polartec fleece. In addition to being waterproof, they’re thin enough to fit into a …

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