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Arc'teryx Venta Glove: Review

Arc’teryx Venta Glove: Review

The Arc’teryx Venta Glove is a newly redesigned lightweight softshell glove made for multisport use. Due to its trim fit, I’ve used this glove in a variety of activities that require high dexterity. The Arc’teryx Venta Glove is the perfect addition to your glove quiver. No glove will do it all, but the Venta fits the high-aerobic-activity category […]

Paradox Outdoor Alive Base Layer: Review

Paradox Outdoor Alive Base Layer: Review

Staying dry is the key to keeping yourself warm during the harsh winter months when you are outside. Although polyester-based products do a good enough job in that respect, it doesn’t come close to Merino wool. I bought some Icebreakers before I got into the Army, but these cost me an arm and a leg […]

Outdoor Research Lodestar Jacket: First Impression

Outdoor Research Lodestar Jacket: First Impression

Outdoor Research, in combination with Polartec, has created a bombproof, fully featured softshell called the Outdoor Research Lodestar Jacket. The jacket has an array of features and specially mapped fabrics to create a thermo-regulating shelter for your upper body. Designed for the alpine adventurer, this jacket seems capable of holding its own in a wide variety […]

Massif Base Layer Collection: First Impressions

Massif Base Layer Collection: First Impressions

The folks at Massif have created a base layer collection that not only protects from heat and flame exposure, but keeps the wearer warm and comfortable. I have worn other products made using Dupont’s Nomex before, but none have been as comfortable as the Massif Base Layer Collection. All items in this collection are made from approximately 90 percent Nomex. This […]

Outdoor Research Cathode Hooded Jacket: First Impression

Outdoor Research Cathode Hooded Jacket: First Impression

The Outdoor Research Cathode Hooded Jacket feels unbelievably light in the hand and is ideally made for individuals on the go in cold environments. Colors available:             Sizes available: S-XL Weight: Listed weight 13.3 oz / 377g (L). On my personal scale, my medium came in at a paltry: 11.9 oz / 337g. Material: It […]

Paradox Outdoor Atmo 2 Down Jacket: Review

Paradox Outdoor Atmo 2 Down Jacket: Review

If you’re looking to stay warm during the harsh winter months, be it on your daily routine walk to work or hitting up the mountains for extended periods, you should look at a down jacket. Often referred to as “puff jackets,” they pack considerable warmth in a small package. They work by trapping air in pockets insulating […]