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Thermarest Saros Sleeping Bag

Thermarest Saros Sleeping Bag

I recently spent 22 nights sleeping in my Thermarest Saros Sleeping Bag on an early summer backpacking trip in the Wind River Mountains of Wyoming. I was careful to select gear I knew would minimize weight and maximize my comfort and happiness while on the trail. It was especially important for me to have the [...]

August 28, 2014 Scott 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

Sierra Designs DriDown™ 28 Degrees North Jacket

Sierra Designs DriDown™ 28 Degrees North Jacket

Winter came early this year to the Colorado high country, but I’m not particularly worried. I’ve been testing Sierra Designs’ new DriDown™ 28 Degrees Jacket for the last few weeks, and think I’ve found the ultimate casual down jacket for cold and wet weather. The Sierra Designs DriDown™ 28 Degrees North Jacket contains down that’s coated with a [...]

December 5, 2013 Nathan Welton 0

Patagonia Nano Puff Hoody

Patagonia Nano Puff Hoody

Patagonia’s new Nano Puff Hoody has become my favorite fall jacket. It’s ultralight, incredibly warm, and super versatile. There’s even more to love about this jacket. It’s made out of recycled polyester, so it’s eco. It’s filled with my favorite stuffing: Primaloft, which is so thin and weightless and, somehow, incredible at keeping me warm. [...]

November 4, 2013 E.D. 0

Polarmax Tech Silk Women’s Pant

Polarmax Tech Silk Women’s Pant

The Polarmax Tech Silk Women’s Pant is an all-around, durable base layer bottom for cold weather activities. It’s kept me warm on a variety of ski and ice climbing days so far this winter, and,  as an added bonus, it’s made in the USA from start to finish by a sustainably-minded manufacturer. The ski season [...]

December 30, 2012 Leslie Steen 0

Sierra Designs Cascade Skirt

Sierra Designs Cascade Skirt

Last fall I had skirt envy when Sierra Designs sent one of our testers the Gnar Skirt. So adorable, so warm. This fall, it’s my turn with the Sierra Designs Cascade Skirt. Cut a but longer and insulated with ultra-thin synthetic material, the Sierra Designs Cascade Skirt is the perfect fall/winter skirt for women like [...]

September 12, 2012 The Boss 0

Slumberjack Lone Pine Sleeping Bag

Slumberjack Lone Pine Sleeping Bag

I was looking for a good sleeping bag for car camping, and have found just want I wanted in the Slumberjack Lone Pine Sleeping Bag. Rated to 40 degrees F/4 degrees C, this mummy-style, synthetic-insulated bag has been great for summer outings.  The ripstop polyester fabric is tough and still totally quiet when I move around [...]

September 12, 2012 Bruce Michaux 0

Sherpa Adventure Gear Vajra Jacket

Sherpa Adventure Gear Vajra Jacket

I hate wearing frumpy clothes, and I really hate being cold, so it’s always a bonus when I find a garment like Sherpa Adventure Gear’s Vajra Jacket that’s both stylish and functional. I knew this all-purpose insulating jacket would be ideal for me the minute I read it contained PrimaLoft® One, an incredible ultra-light microfiber [...]

December 19, 2011 E.D. 0

Outdoor Research Neoplume Jacket

Outdoor Research Neoplume Jacket

I’ve been looking for a three-season jacket I can grab on my way out the door that’ll look good in the city, perform well outdoors, and provide weather protection and insulation.  I found exactly what I needed in Outdoor Research’s Neoplume Jacket. This trim, waist-length jacket has been an excellent insulation layer under a rain [...]

December 15, 2011 Bruce Michaux 0