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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

Kari Traa Ulla LS Top

Kari Traa Ulla LS Top

I’m a huge merino wool fan; I’m also a huge fan of versatile activewear. So when we had the chance to test the Kari Traa Ulla LS Top, I assigned myself this review! Made out of 100% 180 g/m² merino wool, the Ulla LS Top is ideal for daily and active wear in a variety of [...]

September 1, 2015 E.D. 0

FITS Women’s Light Ski OTC Sock

FITS Women’s Light Ski OTC Sock

I skied for two weeks in Europe with one pair of socks: FITS Women’s Light Ski OTC Sock socks. They were fabulously comfortable, and kept my feet warm and dry. Made out of a merino wool, nylon, spandex blend, the FITS Women’s Light Ski OTC Sock have a great design. They’re fitted in the toe, heel and shin. [...]

February 24, 2015 Natalie Sears 0

FITS Ultra Light Ski OTC socks

FITS Ultra Light Ski OTC socks

FITS’ parent company, the Crescent Sock Company in Niota, TN, dates back to 1902, and makes technical ski socks in the USA. I received a few pairs of test socks  just in time for two weeks of skiing in northern Montana. My test question: how would my 11.5 sized feet with narrow heels, high insteps, assorted [...]

February 6, 2015 Matt Colonius 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

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

Super Natural Pliant Long Sleeve

Super Natural Pliant Long Sleeve

Sometimes I feel sorry for other people because their clothes aren’t as cute as mine. Like on the days I wear my Super Natural Pliant Long Sleeve top. It’s fancy, and it’s functional. The wide neckline is comfortable and flattering. The purple and pink striped sleeves are fabulous and, because they’re raglan-style sleeves, I get a [...]

December 4, 2014 E.D. 0