Monday 19th February 2018,
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Apparel Reviews

Lole Principle Tunic

Lole Principle Tunic

I’m a big fan of Lole apparel because their versatile tops and pants are ideal for travel, casual wear, and exercising. Lole’s Principle Tunic has become a favorite for its perfect fit and its soft, easy-to-care-for fabric. The lightweight, thin Principle Tunic is ideal for yoga, pilates, or a dinner party with friends. I love the [...]

December 24, 2015 E.D. , Comments Off on Lole Principle Tunic

Ibex Izzi Tack Pant

Ibex Izzi Tack Pant

I’ve been waiting for Ibex’s Izzi Tack Pant for a long time. I wanted a pant that was body-hugging like my old Sporthill running pants but not tight like a pair of running tights. And, of course, made out of merino wool. Ibex’s Izzi Tack Pant makes the cut. Designed like an equestrian pant, the [...]

December 24, 2015 E.D. , Comments Off on Ibex Izzi Tack Pant

Ibex’s Indie Hera Hoody

Ibex’s Indie Hera Hoody

I grew up wearing kangaroo-pocket hooded sweatshirts, but I long outgrew the heavy weight of sweatshirt material. With Ibex’s Indie Hera Hoody, I’m happy to have an old standard back in my wardrobe without the bulk. Made out of 100% 18.5 micron merino wool, this stylish, cozy hoody has so much more to offer than [...]

December 24, 2015 E.D. , Comments Off on Ibex’s Indie Hera Hoody

Berghaus VapourLight Hydroloft Reversible Hoody

Berghaus VapourLight Hydroloft Reversible Hoody

I discovered a new outdoor apparel brand a couple of months ago, Berghaus, from Britain. They sent us the VapourLight Hydroloft Reversible Hoody to review, but I didn’t take a very close look at it at the time since it was still summer. Fast forward a few months, and this ultra lightweight jacket has become  the [...]

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Stio Women’s Dulcet Pant

Stio Women’s Dulcet Pant

I admit: I’ve lusted after Stio’s Women’s Dulcet Pant for years, so when I had the chance to review a pair I was very excited. Just as I’d expected from the images on the Stio website, the Dulcet pant is both stylish and sporty, super sleek paired with a dark grey top for downtown outings and [...]

November 20, 2015 E.D. , Comments Off on Stio Women’s Dulcet Pant

Super.Natural Base Tee 140

Super.Natural Base Tee 140

It rarely drops below freezing in the winter here in Seattle, so I wear lightweight short-sleeved workout tops year-round. Super.Natural’s Base Tee 140 has been a staple in my exercise wardrobe. Made out of a 50/50 wool/poly blend, this super thin t-shirt does an excellent job of wicking, breathing, and regulating my body temperature. Super.Natural’s [...]

November 20, 2015 E.D. , Comments Off on Super.Natural Base Tee 140

Kari Traa Rose LS Baselayer

Kari Traa Rose LS Baselayer

Gearwise, one of the best thing to happen to me this year was discovering Scandinavian brands like Kari Traa. See, my people were vikings, and I’m six feet tall, so finding women’s apparel that fits is challenging. Then I tested the Kari Traa Rose LS Baselayer, and found the perfect top for fit and function. [...]

November 14, 2015 E.D. , Comments Off on Kari Traa Rose LS Baselayer

Showers Pass Body-Mapped Base Layer

Showers Pass Body-Mapped Base Layer

I have a cabin in Eastern WA, where the temperature hovers in the mid- to low-30s from November to March. I don’t let that keep me from going outside; instead I make sure wear the right layers. I recently started wearing the Showers Pass Body-Mapped Base Layer shirt, and so far, it’s keeping me quite toasty! The [...]

November 6, 2015 Natalie Sears , 0

Purple Rain Adventure Skirt

Purple Rain Adventure Skirt

Skirts have become a staple among female hikers (and runners) for their comfort, mobility, and improved airflow. It’s an added bonus for active women to look decent for the inevitable post-hike burgers and brews. Ashland, OR-based Purple Rain Adventure Skirts has recently become a runaway hit with thru-hikers seeking that necessary versatility. Purple Rain’s basic model, the [...]

October 29, 2015 Allison Woods , 0

White Sierra Ningaloo Short Sleeve Men’s Shirt

White Sierra Ningaloo Short Sleeve Men’s Shirt

My tester/boyfriend was super-stoked when the White Sierra Ningaloo arrived. It’s a great-looking shirt, the bright teal plaid popping off of the crisp white background. This lightweight-yet-substantial shirt has a flattering cut, making it his current favorite top in a closet full of plaid poly shirts with technical features. On a trip to Denver, he [...]

October 13, 2015 Allison Woods , 0