Dave Cox

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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....

Dave Cox
Nov 1, 2010

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...

Dave Cox
Nov 1, 2010

Hestra Eco-Cure - Gloves: Reviews

Removable wool liner. Remarkably supple. And the leather is made without any synthetic dyes or harmful metals. hestrausa.com

Dave Cox
Nov 1, 2010

Dakine Blockade - Gloves: Reviews

Where I live, we do the Santa Fe Double in springtime: a morning ski tour followed by a bike ride. This lightweight, neoprene-cuffed, Gore Windstopper glove was my favorite for both. dakine.com

Dave Cox
Nov 1, 2010

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,...

Dave Cox
Nov 1, 2010

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...

Dave Cox
Nov 1, 2010

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...

Dave Cox
Nov 1, 2010

Scott Unltd - Pants: Reviews

Good for BackcountryThe relaxed-fit Unltd is like a soft shell that Super Fly would've worn. But with Gore's latest laminate lining, taped seams, and strategically placed Thermolite insulation, you...

Dave Cox
Nov 1, 2010

Outdoor Research Tangent - Gloves: Reviews

There are dozens of leather, waterproof gloves on the market, but none fits as well as the Tangent. Credit the thinner fleece insulation on the palm and heavier, loftier filling on the back of the...

Dave Cox
Nov 1, 2010

Mountain Hardwear Red Savina - Gloves: Reviews

Three rechargeable lithium batteries in each glove power a heating system that relies on sensors to regulate temperature. In warm conditions, the heat stays off; bury your hands during a digger and...

Dave Cox
Nov 1, 2010

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...

Dave Cox
Nov 1, 2010

Scott Cocoon - Gloves: Reviews

No sloppy fit here. Because the Cocoon's Gore-Tex barrier—called Xtrafit—is permanently fused to the rest of the glove, the inner layer never shifts around annoyingly. scottusa.com

Dave Cox
Nov 1, 2010

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-...

Dave Cox
Nov 1, 2010