The Arcade Belt Review

Stretch Armstrong for your Waist: An Arcade Belts review   If you are going skiing and not wearing bibs you are tempting the fate of a snowy butt. It’s inevitable that you’re going to fill your pants with powder at some point. Enter Arcade Belts. Stretchy, stylish and totally functional when wet, they are the best way to keep from filling your britches with the white … Continue reading The Arcade Belt Review

The Patagonia R1 TechFace Hoodie Review. 2023 Update

The Patagonia R1 TechFace Hoody Review (2023 edition)   Patagonia is known for making some legendary gear. Perhaps, the most well known is the R1 Techface Hoody. Our own Monte Johnston reviewed The Patagonia R1 TechFace Hoody in 2018. He found it to be a fantastic summer alpine layer as it cuts the wind, moves well and isn’t overly warm. Has much, if anything changed? Did … Continue reading The Patagonia R1 TechFace Hoodie Review. 2023 Update

The Fjallraven Abisko Hike Trouser Review

From Mountain to Table, the Fjallraven Abisko Hike Trousers  It’s no secret, I love Fjallraven pants. Their utilitarian yet casual look is awesome. Sometimes Fjallraven pants can can be overbuilt for what I need especially warmer weather hiking. Enter the Abisko Hike Trouser. A casual clean cut with tapered legs, just enough pockets and lightweight G-1000 air meant they were my go to trouser for … Continue reading The Fjallraven Abisko Hike Trouser Review

100% Norvik Sunglasses Review

A Guide’s Review of the 100% Norvik Sunglasses A durable frame, 55% polarization and a spare pair of lenses make the 100% Norvik Sunglasses great all around mountain shades that buck the current trend of giant mono-lenses. Hiking, biking, heliboarding and Aprés, the Norviks have you covered in style. Overview Material: Frame TR90  Weight: 33 grams UV Protection: 100% UV protection (UV400) Bonuses: Clear Lenses, … Continue reading 100% Norvik Sunglasses Review

Hiker wearing Fjällräven Barents Pro shorts in Chamonix

Fjällräven Barents Pro Shorts Review

A Guide’s Review of the Fjällräven Barents Pro Shorts Built to take abuse on the trail, pockets to carry everything you could ever want and still look good at the bar, these are Fjällräven Barents Pro Shorts. Long lasting G-1000 material combined with a traditional cargo pocket style means these shorts will be in your gear collection for a long time. Overview Material: G-1000  Weight: … Continue reading Fjällräven Barents Pro Shorts Review

Ibex Wool Aire Review

A Guide’s Review of the Ibex Wool Aire Hoodie The Ibex Wool Aire continues Ibex’ innovative use of Merino wool. A combination of a lightweight shell and blended Merino insulation makes the Wool Aire water resistant, lightweight, warm and packable for year round mountain adventures where you may meet cold and damp conditions.   Overview Shell: 100% Nylon Insulation: 80% Merino Wool, 20% Polyester Weight: 330 … Continue reading Ibex Wool Aire Review

Superfeet Winter Comfort Insoles Review

Superfeet Winter Comfort Insoles: A Guide’s Review If there is one thing ski boot companies ignore more than good liners, it’s insoles. Superfeet Winter Comfort insoles are here to keep your toes warm, your arches supported, and your heel nicely cradled. Happy feet make for happy skiers. Penguin not included.  Overview Material: EVOlyte and Aerolyte Weight: 55 grams Size Tested: E  Country of Origin: China  … Continue reading Superfeet Winter Comfort Insoles Review

On Running Cloudultra Review

On Running Cloudultra Review On Running and their Cloudultra shoes are all-purpose trail shoes that are just as at home on gravel as they are on pavement. I spent 400 km with these shoes in the Dolomites last summer and found them to be lightweight comfortable shoes around town as well as on gravel and dirt trails.  Overview Material: Total Recycled Content: about 5% – … Continue reading On Running Cloudultra Review

Man splitboarding in ibex woolies tech quarter zip and 3/4 bottoms

Ibex Woolies Tech Review

A Guide’s Review of Ibex Woolies Tech Merino wool has become ubiquitous to outdoor adventures in recent years but not without a few caveats: stretching, and durability. Ibex solves these issues and more with their new Woolies Tech line of base layers.  Thanks to its durability and flexibility, the Tech Woolies line is a fantastic Merino kit that will fit into anyone’s base layer essentials.  … Continue reading Ibex Woolies Tech Review

Review: Arcteryx Rho Hybrid Crew

Arcteryx Rho Hybrid Crew Review Arcteryx swings for the fences with the Arcteryx Rho Hybrid Crew by combining their proprietary Phasic™ AR II material with merino wool panels to create a base layer that keeps you warm, doesn’t stretch out, and tames the funk of multi-day adventures. Read on to see if they knocked it out of the park or hit a foul ball.  Overview … Continue reading Review: Arcteryx Rho Hybrid Crew