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Top 10 List of the Year’s Best Gear
10 years ago

Top 10 List of the Year’s Best Gear

By  •  News, Skiing, Apparel

We reviewed a lot of great gear in 2010. Of all the things we tried and used hiking, camping, running, skiing and fishing, there were some definite standouts.
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Columbia Wildcard Softshell Ski Pant Review
10 years ago

Columbia Wildcard Softshell Ski Pant Review

By  •  Skiing, Apparel

All I wanted for Christmas last year was a softshell ski pant. On Christmas Day I found a pair of Columbia Wildcards under the tree and happily skied in them most of last season.

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Smith Variant Helmet Review
10 years ago

Smith Variant Helmet Review

By  •  Skiing, Apparel

Need a lid for this year’s ski season? Look no further than the Smith Variant helmet. I spied this beauty in a shop last year and had to have one. The cosmetics are killer, the feature list long and the fit outstanding.
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Sage Swiftwater Softshell Jacket  Review
10 years ago

Sage Swiftwater Softshell Jacket Review

By  •  Apparel, Camp, Travel

Out of the box, the Sage Swiftwater jacket sets a new benchmark for fly fishing outwear that can be worn in some of the worst conditions on the river yet is attractive enough for around town.

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L.L.Bean Overland Guide Pants Review
10 years ago

L.L.Bean Overland Guide Pants Review

By  •  Apparel, Camp, Travel

I’ve seen more an more pants made of softshell fabrics (along with a few waders) and recently decided to give a pair a try for travel, fishing and hiking. Not wanting to break the bank, I opted for an L.L.Bean model, the Overland Guide Pant.

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Alps Zephyr/Zenith 3 Person Tent Review
10 years ago

Alps Zephyr/Zenith 3 Person Tent Review

By  •  Camp, Hike

The tent goes up in minutes. And the fly is easy to attach with buckles at all four corners. When you compare the cost of the Zenith and Zephyr to tents of similar quality, you can’t beat them.
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