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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

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

Outdoor Research Feedback Flannel Shirt

Outdoor Research Feedback Flannel Shirt

I’ve been testing the Outdoor Research Feedback Flannel for the last few weeks, and I’ve been pleased by its soft, cottony feel and the fact that it performs like a midweight baselayer. Only when I sat down to write a review did I realize that the buttondown top  is made of high tech synthetic, which explains its ability to regulate [...]

February 3, 2015 Nathan Welton 0

Helly Hansen Women’s HH Warm Pant

Helly Hansen Women’s HH Warm Pant

People say that boots are the most important piece of ski gear, but I would put it out there that a good set of baselayers can also make for a better day out on the slopes. The Helly Hansen Women’s HH Warm Flow High Neck ½ Zip Top and HH Warm Bottoms are that magic [...]

February 3, 2015 Leslie Steen 0

Helly Hansen Women’s HH Warm Flow High Neck 1/2 Zip Top

Helly Hansen Women’s HH Warm Flow High Neck 1/2 Zip Top

People say that boots are the most important piece of ski gear, but I would put it out there that a good set of baselayers can also make for a better day out on the slopes. The Helly Hansen Women’s HH Warm Flow High Neck ½ Zip Top and HH Warm Pant are that magic [...]

February 3, 2015 Leslie Steen 0

Smartwool PhD NTS Mid 250 Funnel Zip T

Smartwool PhD NTS Mid 250 Funnel Zip T

I admit I panicked last February when I was heading off to Minnesota during the polar vortex. It had been years since I lived there; I was terrified of the cold. Smartwool came to my rescue with the Smartwool Men’s PhD NTS Mid 250 Funnel Zip T. (Also available in women’s sizes.) Made out of ultra-soft 100% [...]

December 5, 2014 E.D. 0

Smartwool NTS Mid 250 Pattern Crew

Smartwool NTS Mid 250 Pattern Crew

Smartwool’s NTS Mid 250 Pattern Crew is the ideal mid- to heavy-weight long-sleeved merino wool top for cold and extreme cold weather. Available in men’s and women’s sizes, this 100% merino wool top does an incredible job of keeping me warm. I first tested the Smartwool NTS Mid 250 Pattern Crew last February in -10 degrees F [...]

December 4, 2014 E.D. 0

Montane Minimus Jacket (for men and women)

Montane Minimus Jacket (for men and women)

For the past two months I’ve been wearing the same rain shell every day, the Montane Minimus Jacket. I have dozens to choose from, but I’m in love with this featherlight jacket! Made out of ultra thin, nearly weightless PERTEX® Shield material, with a hearty waterproof YKK AquaGuard® zipper, the Montane Minimus Jacket is a dream to [...]

December 1, 2014 E.D. 0

Patagonia All Weather Zip-Neck Hoody

Patagonia All Weather Zip-Neck Hoody

When temperatures drop, I find it essential to have layers that perform equally well at wicking moisture and warming limbs in order to motivate me for that extra mile. With the added bonus of an odor-controlling fabric treatment, the feature-rich Patagonia All Weather Zip-Neck Hoody is a magical layer for cool-weather workouts. (Available in men’s [...]

November 30, 2014 Leslie Steen 0