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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

Sierra Designs Women’s Long Sleeve Cowl Neck

Sierra Designs Women’s Long Sleeve Cowl Neck

The Sierra Designs Women’s Long Sleeve Cowl Neck gets high marks for launching a new genre of long sleeve top that works incredibly well to protect from the elements and is also mountain fashionable. I’m a bit obsessed with this new long sleeve layer. My closet shelf of long sleeve technical tops is stacked with [...]

August 19, 2014 Leslie Steen 0

KAVU Off Road Short

KAVU Off Road Short

I’m not very nice to my shorts, particularly when I’m out rock climbing. I like ascending awkward cracks, and I often find myself wedged uncomfortably into them, wearing holes through the fabric of my clothing and grinding my skin off. Thankfully, I’ve been testing KAVU’s Off Road Short here in the Red River Gorge in [...]

May 7, 2014 Nathan Welton 0

Vasque Grand Traverse Approach Shoe

Vasque Grand Traverse Approach Shoe

Vasque has hit the ball out of the park with its Grand Traverse approach shoe. I’ve been testing it in the hollers of Ole’ Kentucky for the last few weeks during a spring rock climbing trip, and it’s been perfect for the daily approaches and scrambles along the area’s vast swaths of exposed rock. The Vasque [...]

May 5, 2014 Nathan Welton 0

Mountainsmith 2014 Descent Camera Bag

Mountainsmith 2014 Descent Camera Bag

I’ve been testing Mountainsmith’s 2014 Descent camera sling bag for the last month, and it’s become my go-to bag for fast moving adventure photography. Built like a tank, lightweight, and cavernous for its size, the new Descent is a dream bag for skiers, cyclists, climbers, and trail runners. It carries everything I need for a [...]

December 5, 2013 Nathan Welton 0

Helly Hansen Women’s Pace Stretch Pant

Helly Hansen Women’s Pace Stretch Pant

The Helly Hansen Women’s Pace Stretch Pant has been my spring staple for gym workouts and yoga. It’s so comfortable and stretchy I’ve taken to wearing it as a lounge pant, too, on rainy spring days that inspire tea-drinking and naps on the couch. The Helly Hansen Women’s Pace Stretch Pant’s relaxed yet supportive fit [...]

May 21, 2013 Leslie Steen 0

Evolv Bandit Rock Climbing Shoes

Evolv Bandit Rock Climbing Shoes

The Evolv Bandit Rock Climbing Shoes have opened up new possibilities in my climbing, thanks to the snug yet comfortable construction and its strong, edgy toe box. With the Bandit shoes on my feet, I can relax my grip and stand with confidence on almost any size foothold. The Evolv Bandit Rock Climbing Shoes are [...]

December 14, 2012 Scott Steen 0