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Patagonia Sidewall - Pants: Reviews

Patagonia Sidewall - Pants: Reviews

Good for BackcountryPatagonia's H2No shell is about as closed off as North Korea, only much cozier, thanks to a polyester mesh lining that puts a warm buffer between your skin and the well-guarded...

Marmot Alpinist - Gloves: Reviews

Marmot Alpinist - Gloves: Reviews

With reinforcements at the palm and fingers, ample insulation, a removable liner, and Xtrafit technology (see Scott, left), these are the perfect mountaineering gloves. Of course, I loved skiing in...

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-...

RED Prime - Helmet: Reviews

RED Prime - Helmet: Reviews

A small pump on the right side of the chin strap inflates eight EVA-foam pads spread out along the helmet's interior; a release valve on the other side deflates the helmet. A bit gimmicky, sure, but...

Gordini Pulse: Gloves Reviews

Gordini Pulse: Gloves Reviews

The synthetic-and-wool lining on these waterproof spring-weight gloves does a great job of wicking away moisture. Dexterity is only so-so, but they're a solid glove at this price. TAGS: stretchy,...

Aigle Shems – Midweight Jackets: Reviews

Top 10 Sweaters

Aigle Shems – Midweight Jackets: Reviews  With a soft fleece interior and warm, durable merino wool/nylon exterior, this jacket combines our favorite fabrics in one versatile top. 1.9 lbs;...

Giro Seam - Helmet: Reviews

Giro Seam - Helmet: Reviews

This bike-helmet-esque lid has a barrel ratchet adjuster that fine-tunes to head size with a quick turn. Another quick flip of a lever on the top opens and closes ten vents, and we love how your...

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