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Mountain Hardwear Zonal Jacket Review

By  •  Skiing, Apparel, Camp

Great mid-layer for colder days or outer layer in the shoulder seasons. The light weight, low bulk, athletic cut and enormous interior pocket make the Mountain Hardwear Zonal is close to perfect.
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Columbia Reach the Peak Hybrid Jacket Review

By  •  Skiing, Apparel, Camp

Columbia’s Reach the Peak Hybrid Jacket really works. The combination of down and Omni-Heat does the job it’s meant to do – keeping you warm while reducing weight and bulk.
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Mountain Hardwear Drystein Jacket Review

By  •  Skiing, Apparel

Mountain Hardwear pulled out all the stops with its new Drystein Jacket. It’s near the top of the heap of the company’s new line of outerwear employing its DryQ Elite fabric.
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La Sportiva Boulder X Review
9 years ago

La Sportiva Boulder X Review

By  •  Camp, Run, Hike

Sticky, tough wearing, comfortable – and boasting another unconventional La Sportiva lacing system – the Boulder X is an outstanding approach shoe.
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Mountainsmith Carbonlite Pro Review
9 years ago

Mountainsmith Carbonlite Pro Review

By  •  Camp, Hike

Mountainsmith’s Carbonlite Pro hiking poles deliver impressive quality and bang for buck.
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Brunton Restore Review
10 years ago

Brunton Restore Review

By  •  Camp, Travel, Hike

There’s old school map and compass. And there’s new school GPS, smart phone and MP3 player. For those that fall into the latter camp, Brunton created the Restore.

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