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Inov-8 Roclite 320 Trail Running Shoes

Trail Shoe Epiphany I love my new Inov-8 Roclite 320 trail running shoes. Having endured hiking in wet leather Gore-Tex lined boots for years, I can’t convey to you the freedom that I feel being able to splash through any puddle or …

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Mountain Laurel Designs eVent Rain Mitts

MLD event Rain Mitts

Ultralight Rain Mittens I like to go backpacking in the early spring, but cold spring rain can really be murder on your hands if you hike with trekking poles on multi-day trips. So, this year I’ll be using a pair of ultralight …

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Arc’teryx Covert Collar Zip Fleece Sweater

Arc'teryx Covert Collar Zip Fleece Sweater

Fashionable Fleece? I’ve never really understood why people are willing to pay such a premium for Arc’teryx gear. But when I saw this Arc’teryx Covert Zip fleece sweater on sale, I decided to buy it and try it out. The truth is, …

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Patagonia R1 Pullover Zip Fleece Review

Patagonia R1 Pullover

For spring hiking this year, I’ve added a Patagonia R1 pullover fleece layer to my wicking system to give me a bit more warmth under a technical shell and to replace a synthetic vest that I’ve been using for the past few years. …

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