Author Archives: Aaron Rose

Patagonia Men’s Iron Forge Hemp Canvas 5-Pocket Pants – Gear Destroyer Approved!

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Patagonia Men’s Iron Forge Hemp Canvas 5-Pocket Pants – Gear Destroyer Approved The first time I put on the Patagonia Iron Forge Hemp Canvas 5-Pocket Pants, I thought – “Did they already run these through a few cycles or something?” as they felt broken in already. With a blend of 55% industrial hemp, 27% recycled polyester, and 18% organic cotton

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Patagonia Ascensionist Jacket (Mens) – A Great, Light Technical Shell

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Patagonia Men’s Ascensionist Jacket – A Great, Light Technical Shell The Patagonia Ascensionist Jacket is Patagonia’s lightest technical shell and comes with a stamp of approval from the Gear Destroyer. Designed for those who like to move fast and light, the Ascensionist jacket allowed me to dump excess heat while blocking out the nasty bite from extreme wind chills in

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Patagonia R2 Techface Hoody – A Bomber Fleece Crosslayer

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Patagonia R2 Techface Hoody – A Bomber Fleece Crosslayer The Patagonia R2 Techface Hoody is a bomber fleece cross-layer for cold-weather conditions and gear-destroyer approved.  On my first tour of the 2019-2020 season, I put on a lightweight baselayer and the Patagonia R2 Techface Hoody and left it at that. We started out with near-zero visibility in a snowstorm above

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