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Helly Hansen Trolley 90L Wheeled Luggage

Helly Hansen Trolley 90L Wheeled Luggage

When I travel, I like luggage with wheels, especially when I’m trucking around a near-maximum-weight mix of gear, outfits, and shoes. While big burly duffel bags or backpacking packs may work for many outdoorsy types, I prefer the Helly Hansen Trolley 90L Wheeled Luggage. Case in point: an early winter trip to Las Vegas to escape [...]

March 15, 2015 Leslie Steen 0

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

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

Helly Hansen Loke Jacket

Helly Hansen Loke Jacket

Earlier this summer, I co-led a wilderness adventure course for a group of 15 year-old boys, a long backpacking trip into the Wind River Mountains of Wyoming . Careful to pack only high quality gear I chose Helly Hansen’s  Loke Jacket for the trip, and it  did a fantastic job of keeping me dry, comfortable, [...]

August 29, 2014 Scott Steen 3

Sierra Designs Women’s Hiking Tank

Sierra Designs Women’s Hiking Tank

I like wearing tank tops on hot summer days, but I don’t like  sunburnt shoulders, tell-tale tan lines, and chafing under my backpack straps. The Sierra Designs Women’s Hiking Tank covers these bases with grace and style, so I can have the protection of a tee with the freedom of a tank when I’m spending long [...]

August 21, 2014 Leslie Steen 0

Sierra Designs All Season Wind Jacket

Sierra Designs All Season Wind Jacket

I’m glad to be testing Sierra Designs All Season Wind Jacket this spring; the unpredictable weather in my high altitude Colorado hometown means I need to be prepared for anything. This great new soft shell has allowed me to do just that. It’s durable, water resistant, windproof, breathable, and extremely stretchy. The jacket first arrived [...]

April 24, 2014 Nathan Welton 0

Sierra Designs Women’s Stretch DriDown Hoody

Sierra Designs Women’s Stretch DriDown Hoody

Snow, wet snow, rain, and more snow. It’s been stormy in Jackson Hole for what feels like months, and what I love about the Sierra Designs Women’s Stretch DriDown Hoody is that it’s been a haven of coziness and comfort that helps me face the elements. The Sierra Designs Women’s Stretch DriDown Hoody is a [...]

March 6, 2014 Leslie Steen 0

Keen Revel II Boot

Keen Revel II Boot

The Keen Revel II winter hiking boots made life thoroughly enjoyable this holiday season, which I spent traipsing through Norway’s west coast. Every day I wandered through a mix of rain, deep puddles, fields of ice, and deep snow, and the Revel II boots kept my feet surprisingly happy. (Available in men’s and women’s styles.) [...]

January 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