Sam Moulton

Scott Ruston - Soft Shell: Reviews

Form and FunctionThe Ruston was the surprise hit of the test. For starters, Scott's designers nailed the details on this highly water-resistant soft shell: The hood is top-notch, and there are good-...

Patagonia Stretch Latitude - Rain Jackets: Reviews

DRY IN ANY STORMIf you go out when others go home, this is your jacket. It's a tad heavy, but the payoff is uncompromising protection. When a group of five testers ski-toured out of Washington's...

Patagonia Ranger Smith – Footwear: Reviews

Thanks to a lugged Vibram sole, the Ranger Smith has the best traction of any boot we tested. But it also has a soft side—a Polartec lining—that keeps toes toasty. patagonia.comBonus: The...

Black Diamond Whippet Self-Arrest - Poles: Reviews

Chute fiends: This classic self-arrest pole has been redesigned with a non-removable (i.e., more confidence-inspiring) head and a pick cover (5/$10, not included)—so you won't gut yourself in a...

Timberland Earthkeepers Oxford - Footwear : Reviews

Old-school hiking sole meets simple, leather oxford style in this classic-looking shoe. The organic-cotton-lined insoles mold to your foot, and there's enough shock absorption in the midsoles for...

Pro 950 Down Lafuma - Sleeping Bags: Reviews

THREE-SEASON ULTRALIGHTGo hard all day and sleep like the dead all night? We liked this bag for both pursuits. It's light and compressible, thanks to a three-quarter-length zipper, a tapered design,...

Mammut Brisk - Wind Shell: Reviews

Streamlined ProtectionMartinis. Lobster rolls. Jackets. At the end of the day, each is only as good as its main ingredient. And that's why the Brisk was so universally lauded this year—it's cut...

Nau HS2 Quintessenshell - Rain Jackets: Reviews

ECO ALL-STARNau has made a splash this year with its all-eco-friendly line, dedication to sustainable business practices, and fashion-forward style. All of which matters not a whit if the company's...

Shred Alert Reef - Hats: Reviews

Our take: Guys can wear Peruvian-style hats, as long as the earflaps don't have ponytails. This chunky, hand-knit acrylic lid gets the OK. shredalert.com

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