Sam Moulton

The North Face Cat's Meow - Sleeping Bags: Reviews

VERSATILE THREE-SEASON SACKNow in its umpteenth iteration, the 2007 Cat's Meow is like its predecessors in one respect only: It's still one of the most versatile, durable three-season synthetic bags...

Mountain Hardwear G50 - Soft Shells: Reviews

WARMER THAN IT LOOKSWhen warmth matters most, grab the G50. On a late-fall backpacking trip in New Mexico's Pecos Wilderness, with temperatures plummeting into the single digits, one tester (who had...

POC Receptor Bug - Helmet: Reviews

Because the Bug's vents are recessed between its two slightly overlapping shells, you get a 100 percent puncture-proof helmet that breathes moderately well.

Mountain Hardwear Shadowland - Wind Shell: Reviews

Ignore the ForecastAll-purpose windbreakers like the nonstretchy Shadowland have been around for a while—and with good reason. More lined than insulated, the Shadowland is essentially what you'd...

Cloudveil Inertia Peak - Soft Shells: Reviews

REFRESHINGLY UNFUSSYWhen Jackson, Wyoming–based Cloudveil promises a do-it-all mountain soft shell for under $150, the smart money gives it a try. So our Jackson-based tester did everything in...

Ground Virtual - clothing/apparel: Reviews

The perfect summerweight waterproof/breathable rain pants. So light (11 ounces) you'll always pack them, they're capable of fending off even the nastiest afternoon thunderstorm.


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