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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-...

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

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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;...

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...

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...

Pro-tec Ace Freecarve - Helmet: Reviews

Pro-tec Ace Freecarve - Helmet: Reviews

On a slope full of shiny happy helmets, Pro-tec has a response: canvas. But don't let the army-issue look and the sweet price fool you: The Ace has two adjustable front vents and two mesh-covered...

Smith Optics Maze - Helmet: Reviews

Smith Optics Maze - Helmet: Reviews

The lightest option here (it weighs just 15 ounces), this airy helmet was our top choice for touring. If you're a hothead like me, you'll love the way the vents flow air through the helmet as well as...

Mountain Hardwear Minus One: Gloves Reviews

Mountain Hardwear Minus One: Gloves Reviews

Although it was designed for ice climbing, the Minus One proved ideal for everything from backcountry skiing to cold-weather mountain biking. It's waterproof, light and supple, reinforced in all the...