Mountain gear specialist Sprayway has added the Aldan Vest to its line this winter. A well-known brand in the UK, Sprayway makes good value equipment particularly suited for cold and wet weather and the Aldan is a great example of their dedication and knowledge.
I bought the Cerium LT down hoody last winter and had the chance to use it in various conditions throughout winter and up to this June when the team went to Norway. I hate feeling cold, it makes me cranky. So in the shop I looked at the warmest down jackets they had.
Patagonia’s M10 jacket was for many years a very popular choice with ultra-light backpackers. A quality hard-shell with one of the lowest weight on the market. When Patagonia decided to re-release a new version for Spring 2013, we all got exited. Read our impressions after 4 months of testing.
So for the last three months I’ve been trialling the Inov-8 Race Elite 260 Thermoshell, a reversible pullover jacket designed for keeping you warm when out running on a frigid hillside.
Patagonia Alpine Houdini review, a minimalist emergency jacket for bad weather made by environmental champion Patagonia
We’ve taken the Mammut Ultimate Light Hoody to a few hikes and outdoor adventures and came back with mixed feelings. A jacket that has good specs on paper but a few quirks in real-life conditions.
Picked up more than a year ago, the Arc’teryx Atom LT has become the most used piece in my gear closet. While down is king for warmth to weight ratio, the Atom LT proves it’s not always about that.
Rab is a UK-based manufacturer of high quality outdoor clothing. They started in 1981 in Sheffield and have been one of the top English brands ever since but I really got into their gear recently, specially with the awesome NeoShell jacket.
Earlier this year we got the chance to get our hands, along with a M10, on a Patagonia Torrentshell jacket. The Stretch is the pricier sister of the three Torrentshell hardshells.
We are reviewing Patagonia’s Mixed Guide Hoody and Pants, two pieces of hybrid gear specially developed for mountain sports like back country skiing, alpine and ice climbing. What happens when you mix top softshell fabric with hardshell waterproof membrane? Let’s find out.
Caught on the trail by a sudden downpour. It happens. For some it’s the apex of their run. Rain splashing on your face, mud everywhere, and the scents of the forest waking up all at once. If this is your gig you’ll also want to be prepared. Let’s see if Patagonia’s latest trail specific hardshell… Continue reading Gear review: Patagonia Light Flyer jacket, light trail running hardshell
Have you seen the video of the cat in the tiny waterproof jacket? Columbia’s Compounder Shell (that’s the name of the cat’s jacket) has been all over the internet this spring and summer as part of the “Trying Stuff” campaign. The Omni-Wick EVAP tech on this shell was interesting and for Autumn-Winter 2012 they are… Continue reading Review: Columbia Ultrachange Jacket