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Arc’teryx Trino SL – Extra Breathable and Versatile Softshell

Arc'teryx Trino SL - Engearment

Arc’teryx Trino SL – Extra Breathable and Versatile Softshell The Arc’teryx Trino SL $219 is a very breathable and versatile softshell that is at home on trail runs, biking, and touring. The fit and function are superb and the looks are equally at home in the city or in the mountains. The Arc’teryx Trino SL Review The Arc’teryx Trino SL

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Camp Nanotech

Camp Nanotech

Camp Nanotech Wil Rickards Ski Mountaineering Tools that sit at the junction of durability and featherlight. There is gear that I love which needs writing about, even if it has been around a while. Camp’s Nanotech range falls into this category. To create some understanding, let’s start with a short exercise. One that will hopefully cause you to ponder and

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Patagonia Storm 10 Rain Jacket: a minimalist rain jacket that punches way above its weight class.

Patagonia Storm 10 - Engearment

Patagonia Storm 10 Rain Jacket: a minimalist rain jacket that punches way above its weight class. Drew Thayer I’ve owned, borrowed, and tested a lot of raincoats over the years, and there always seemed to be a tradeoff between lightweight and waterproofness at about 10 ounces. Jackets above this weight tend to be 3-layer construction and offer bomber protection in

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Patagonia Houdini vs Houdini Air vs Mountain Hardwear Kor Preshell vs Black Diamond Alpine Start

Patagonia Houdini vs Houdini Air vs Mountain Hardwear Kor Preshell vs Black Diamond Alpine Start

Patagonia Houdini vs Houdini Air vs Mountain Hardwear Kor Preshell vs Black Diamond Alpine Start Patagonia Houdini vs Houdini Air vs Mountain Hardwear Kor Preshell vs Black Diamond Alpine Start You asked for it, so here it is! The comparison of several 4oz windbreaker style jackets from Patagonia, Mountain Hardwear, and Black Diamond. Each one of these is a great

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La Sportiva Avok Hoody – The Golden Ticket of Effective Layers

La Sportiva Avok Hoody - High in the alpine, the Avok deals with everything thrown at it.


La Sportiva Avok Hoody – The Golden Ticket of Effective Layers Wil Rickards & Cai Rickards Finding a simple layering system that deals with all conditions from -20º to 40ºF is the Golden Ticket of the winter warrior’s clothing. As temps warm, lighter layers are essential; on the colder end of this spectrum, a slightly bulkier jacket that you are unlikely

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