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Outside reviews the best gear in the 2011 Summer Buyers Guide, including the Helly Hansen Barrier Stretch 3L Jacket.

Ryan Stuart
Jun 8, 2011

Outside reviews the best gear in the 2011 Summer Buyers Guide, including the Marmot Nano.

Ryan Stuart
Jun 8, 2011

Outside reviews the best gear in the 2011 Summer Buyers Guide, including the Patagonia Torrentshell Pullover.

Ryan Stuart
Jun 8, 2011

Outside reviews the best gear in the 2011 Summer Buyers Guide, including the Columbia Peak 2 Peak jacket.

Ryan Stuart
Jun 7, 2011

We'll be rafting the Grand Canyon in August and the gear list includes a full rain suit. Any recommendations? Steve Charleston, SC

Feb 23, 2011

I'm looking for a lightly-insulated jacket to ski in and use for general winter wear. I would love something that is waterproof, stretchy, layerable, and versatile. The big thing is, I need it to FIT. I'm a short guy (5'6") with an athletic build. Seems like whenever I try on jackets at a retailer, the sleeve cuffs are dragging on the floor. Any advice for us shorties who are in search of the magic shell? Jon Cleveland, OH

Doug Gantenbein
Feb 21, 2011