Category Archives: backcountry

Patagonia DAS Light Hoody – Best Belay Jacket for Moderately Cold Temps

Patagonia DAS Light Hoody Hood Engearment

Patagonia DAS Light Hoody – Best Belay Jacket for Moderately Cold Temps Drew Thayer Patagonia DAS Light Hoody is the “Micro Puff for climbers”: a minimalist, wind-proof belay jacket designed for rock climbing in moderately cold conditions. Patagonia DAS Light Hoody Review This is the jacket that I wanted the Micro Puff to be for climbing. I started bringing my

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Candide Thovex’s New CANDIDE Collection Defines High-Energy Performance and Style

CANDIDE Collection

Candide Thovex’s New CANDIDE Collection Defines High-Energy Performance and Style Technical and Minimal: New Winter 20/21 Outerwear, Apparel and Accessories Provide Premium Level Performance and Sustainability with Focus on the Essentials LA CLUSAZ, France – February 17, 2021 – Candide Thovex, legendary athlete and one of freeskiing’s most creative, uncompromising and unconventional individuals, has distilled his vision into CANDIDE, a

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Bollé Lightshifter with Phantom Lens for the Backcountry

Aaron breaking through the flat light with the Bollé Lightshifters/Phantom Lens tech

Bollé Lightshifter with Phantom Lens for the Backcountry Aaron Rose After 8 tours and over 25k of earned turns in the Colorado backcountry with the Bollé Lightshifters ($200) with Phantom Lens Technology, I’m stoked on having lens that allow me to have eye protection on the skintrack in variable conditions. Intended for the bike cycling market, the Bollé Lightshifters are

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Bolle Nevada Neo Phantom+ Goggles – Category 1-3 Optical Greatness

Bolle Nevada Neo Phantom+ Goggles Engearment

Bolle Nevada Neo Phantom+ Goggles – Category 1-3 Optical Greatness The new Bolle Nevada Neo Phantom+ Goggles feature a photochromic lens that will adapt to any conditions. Partially polarized lens also assure better clarity. These features really help in variable conditions from flat light to bright alpine days. Phantom + Technology I sat down (well Zoomed actually LOL) with Bolle

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Patagonia Stretch Nano Storm vs Nano-Air – Which is the Best for You?

Patagonia Stretch Nano Storm winter camping Engearment

Patagonia Stretch Nano Storm vs Nano-Air Patagonia Nano Storm vs Nano-Air, which is the best jacket for you? Both are legit active insulation layers. But one has a WPB shell and is made to handle snow. Patagonia Nano Storm vs Nano-Air Comparison  Both jackets feature 60 grams of active insulation.  In the Nano Storm, it is the Full Range insulation.

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Patagonia Micro Puff vs Nano Puff vs Nano Air – 3 Awesome Puffies, but What is Best for You?

Patagonia Micro Puff vs Nano Puff vs Nano Air

Patagonia Micro Puff vs Nano Puff vs Nano Air – 3 Awesome Puffies, but What is Best for You? If you are looking at great mid weight puffs then this is for you!  The Patagonia Micro Puff vs Nano Puff vs Nano Air showdown will go over the similarities and the differences of each jacket, so you can find the

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