Dave Cox

The Best Gloves of 2017

Your paws deserve the best. [photo]2119646[/photo] Outdoor Research Capstone Heated Why spend five bills on electric gloves? To play longer when the mercury drops. A heating surface covers...

The 6 Best Winter Gloves of 2013

If you ski mostly in wet snow, like the stuff in Northern California and the Pacific Northwest, then you need something waterproof. In drier climes, like the Central Rockies, a water-resistant soft-...

The 10 Best Hiking Shoes of Summer 2012

Trail shoes still fall into two basic categories: (1) heavier-duty, backpacking-boot-inspired high-tops that can handle off-trail travel and have serious ankle support, and (2) lighter-weight low and...

The North Face Apex Randonee - Pants: Reviews

The North Face Apex Randonee - Pants: Reviews

Good for BackcountrySkiing in this soft shell is as close as you can come to doing sports in your jammies. But with a raised back waist, reinforced knee patches, and kick patches at the ankles, the...

Leiki Mountain Double Xtreme: Gloves Reviews

Leiki Mountain Double Xtreme: Gloves Reviews

This is the warmest glove here. The outer is a beefy, Gore-Tex-lined and insulated glove with goatskin fingers and a full over-the-jacket-cuff gauntlet. But testers especially loved the inner glove,...

Arc'teryx Fury AR - Pants: Reviews

Arc'teryx Fury AR - Pants: Reviews

Good for BackcountryStretchy Windstopper fabric places these versatile beauties somewhere between hard shell and soft. Which is to say they're just right—weatherproof but also comfy on long...

Columbia Majik Wands: Gloves Reviews

Columbia Majik Wands: Gloves Reviews

An inner lining of reflective material—think space blanket for your hands—bounces your body heat back at you. It's a smart idea, and it works: They're toastier than they look. Breathability...

Westcomb Vapor FX - Pants: Reviews

Westcomb Vapor FX - Pants: Reviews

Good for BackcountryWe loved the subtle pinstripe herringbone pattern and the ceramic scuff guards on the ankles. And thanks to the waterproof/breathable eVent fabric, they didn't get stuffy on an...

Flylow Ridge: Gloves Reviews

Flylow Ridge: Gloves Reviews

Yup, these lightly insulated work gloves are basically the same ones you'll find at the local hardware store. The difference is, this Denver company bakes them in beeswax, a natural water repellent....

Nutcase Classic - Helmet: Reviews

Nutcase Classic - Helmet: Reviews

Because of its high-cut shell and 11 metal-screened vents that channel air in but keep snow out, I could feel the air rushing around my head, making this the perfect lid for those warm spring days....

Arc'Teryx Alpha SV: Gloves Reviews

Arc'Teryx Alpha SV: Gloves Reviews

The folks up in Vancouver have created an Armani suit for your hands. With the dexterity of a spring glove and the warmth of a mitten (there's a removable fleece liner), the Gore-Tex-and-leather-...

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