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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

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

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

Super Natural Base Tee 140 (men’s and women’s styles)

Super Natural Base Tee 140 (men’s and women’s styles)

I live in t-shirts. Specifically, I live in merino t-shirts. Super Natural’s Base Tee 140 is a welcome newcomer to my collection. Made out of an equal blend of merino wool and polyester, this super lightweight t-shirt is ideal for my daily power walks. I heat up very quickly, so I prefer thin fabric that [...]

November 19, 2014 E.D. 0

Outdoor Research Flyway Zip Hoody

Outdoor Research Flyway Zip Hoody

My addiction to merino wool is pretty strong, so it takes a special technical-fabric top to make it into my workout wardrobe. Outdoor Research’s Flyway Zip Hoody is flying very high on my radar these days. Right out of the box I loved this lightweight, silky top because the fabric is fun and stylish, feels [...]

November 11, 2014 E.D. 0

PackTowl UltraLite Towel

PackTowl UltraLite Towel

Are towels a necessity or a luxury in the backcountry? There’s actually no need to answer this question when you have the PackTowl UltraLite Towel because it’s so ridiculously compact and lightweight. On a fast-and-light overnight trip in the Gros Ventre Mountains outside of Jackson, WY, I brought along the PackTowl UltraLite Towel on a whim because [...]

September 27, 2014 Leslie Steen 0

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 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

Helly Hansen Women’s Pace Supportive Singlet 2 draft

Helly Hansen Women’s Pace Supportive Singlet 2 draft

Tank top weather has finally arrived here in northwestern Wyoming, and I’ve been thoroughly enjoying the Helly Hansen Women’s Pace Supportive Singlet 2, soaking up the Vitamin D while wearing it running, climbing, and for gym workouts. This weekend, I slept in and awoke to a bluebird, sunny day in the high 60’s. I put [...]

April 25, 2014 Leslie Steen 0

Sierra Designs Women’s Short Sleeve Crossover Shirt

Sierra Designs Women’s Short Sleeve Crossover Shirt

Remember the days when finding a piece of women’s-specific gear that fit was a lucky occurrence? I’m glad to say that those days are long gone, and the Sierra Designs Women’s Short Sleeve Crossover Shirt is a refreshing example of how far we’ve come. Made from a technical fabric with an eye-catching style, the Sierra [...]

April 3, 2014 Leslie Steen 0