Lé Bent Premecau Jacket Review

The Lé Bent Premecau: to hood or not, that is the question Lé Bent is a relatively unknown country in Canada so when the opportunity to check out the Premecau Wool Insulated Hybrid jacket and Wool Insulated Hooded Jacket came along we jumped on it. They blend street fashion with mountain proven materials into warm but slightly heavy mid layers.    Overview Shell Material: 97% Recycled … Continue reading Lé Bent Premecau Jacket 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

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

Review: Kühl Dynawool Skuba Hoody

Kühl Dynawool Skuba Hoody “Looking good Billy Ray. Feeling Good, Lewis.“… That’s how I feel wearing the Kühl Dynawool Skuba Hoody. A comfortable, warm, and extremely good-looking hoody designed for the hills but best worn about town.  Overview Material: 71% Polyester, 24% Wool, 5% Spandex Density: 8.0 oz./sq. yd. | 272 GSM Country of Origin for Material: Italy Country of Manufacture: El Salvador  What is … Continue reading Review: Kühl Dynawool Skuba Hoody

Review: Ortovox Piz Boe Jacket

Review: Ortovox Piz Boe Jacket Ortovox has been making wool based clothing for the mountains since 1988, and it shows. The quality and craftsmanship are top notch and the Ortovox Piz Boe is no exception. The Ortovox Piz Boe jacket incorporates Merino wool, Swiss wool, Pertex and Schoeller into a great Ski Touring jacket. It’s definitely worth considering if you’re in the market for a … Continue reading Review: Ortovox Piz Boe Jacket

Climbers Christmas Guide 2017: Gift Ideas

In this second installment of the 2017 Christmas Gift guide for climbers we’ll look at 5 great ideas for larger or more expensive gifts. If none of the ideas work for you there’s one last bonus gift idea that should work for almost any outdoor sports enthusiast. Of course you could also check out the first installment, Stocking Stuffers, for more ideas as well. So, … Continue reading Climbers Christmas Guide 2017: Gift Ideas