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REI Minimalist GTX Mittens Review

REI Minimalist GTX Mittens Review

REI Minimalist GTX Mitts are waterproof/breathable mitten shells that have velcro wrist cuffs and are seam-taped. I use them as rain mitts over a pair of thin wool or fleece gloves. I’ve used other rain mitts in the past including Mountain Laurel …

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Vasque Breeze AT GTX Hiking Boots Review

Vasque Breeze AT Hiking Boots Review

The Vasque Breeze AT GTX is a waterproof/breathable hiking boot with an EVA midsole and TPU shank that’s been engineered to take on challenging terrain. Good for backpacking, peakbagging, and off-trail use, these boots have plenty of toe and side protection for …

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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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Biolite 200 HeadLamp Review

Biolite Headlamp 200 Review

The BioLite Headlamp 200 is a micro-USB rechargeable LED headlamp that’s good for hiking, trail running, and camping. Weighing 1.75 oz, it has white and red modes, flood and spot modes, a dimmer, battery meter, and digital lock to prevent accidental discharge …

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