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AKU SL Trek GTX Boot Review
7 years ago

AKU SL Trek GTX Boot Review

By  •  Hike, Footwear

Handcrafted. Good looking. Rugged. The SL Trek GTX has it all. Italian boot builder AKU seems to have spared no expense when making this hiking boot.
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Running Shirt Reviews

By  •  Apparel, Run, Hike

Advance moisture management and innovative fabric cooling technologies get plenty of hype these days. So do things like Omni-Freeze and In-R-Cool and MicroClimate Zoning add anything to your run-of-the-mile athletic shirt? Read the reviews to find out.
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Columbia Baselayer Lightweight Short Sleeve Top Review

By  •  Apparel, Run, Hike

Columbia’s Baselayer Lightweight Short Sleeve Top is well built, soft, stretchy. The cooling properties and weight of the shirt are overhyped but don’t count the product out.
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Pearl Izumi In-R-Cool Short Sleeve Review

By  •  Apparel, Run, Hike

Dynamite. The Pear Izumi In-R-Cool is one of the best athletic shirts we’ve run into lately. They’re not always the easiest to find, but well worth the search. Recommended.
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Packable Jacket Reviews
7 years ago

Packable Jacket Reviews

By  •  Apparel, Camp, Travel

You never know what the weather will be like in Northern California (or elsewhere for that matter). So it pays to have a lightweight, packable jacket in your kit. Here are three from REI, Target Dry and The North Face.
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REI Packable Fleet Jacket
7 years ago

REI Packable Fleet Jacket

By  •  Apparel, Camp, Travel

REI delivers a great little jacket with the Packable Fleet. It’s spare but also extremely light weight. Throw it in your pack and you have an extra layer when you need it. It should be versatile enough for morning runs and other aerobic activities.
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