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The Best Hiking Fleece Jackets of 2021

The Best Hiking Fleece Jackets of 2021

A decent fleece midlayer should be a staple in every hiker's backpack. The best hiking fleece jackets provide a much-needed boost in lightweight warmth on chilly days, can be worn...

May 3, 2021 : The Editors
Enlightened Equipment Torrid Pullover Review

Enlightened Equipment Torrid Pullover Review

The cottage gear world's most beloved puffy jacket just got an update. The Enlightened Equipment Torrid Pullover retains all the glorious synthetic floof of its forebear while swapping the pesky

Apr 28, 2021 : Kelly Floro
Arc’teryx Motus AR Bottom and Crew Base Layers Review

Arc’teryx Motus AR Bottom and Crew Base Layers Review

Arc'teryx instills their renowned quality into their Motus AR base layers. The long sleeve crew and bottom inductions into the line present excellent options for a variety of outdoor enthusiasts.

Apr 27, 2021 : Carl Stanfield
ZOLEO Satellite Communicator Review

ZOLEO Satellite Communicator Review

In a market dominated by a single player, a new hero emerges into the battle of satellite communicators: Garmin inReach Mini, meet the ZOLEO. The ZOLEO is a pretty exciting...

Apr 22, 2021 : Carl Stanfield
Best Synthetic Jackets for Backpacking of 2021

Best Synthetic Jackets for Backpacking of 2021

While down insulation still owns the field for thru-hiking jackets, synthetic-filled layers are making a dent in the category. As synthetic technologies become more eco-friendly and improve their

Apr 21, 2021 : The Editors
Swiftwick Pursuit Merino Blend Hiking Socks Review

Swiftwick Pursuit Merino Blend Hiking Socks Review

I recently had the chance to try out a few pairs of Swiftwick Pursuit Hike socks. With a crew-length cuff and varying cushion options, the new design creates a great...

Apr 13, 2021 : Sarah Wolfson
Best Down Jackets for Backpacking of 2021

Best Down Jackets for Backpacking of 2021

Your insulating midlayer is a key component of your backpacking setup, and rarely is there a time when you should hit the trail without an insulation layer wedged in your...

Apr 7, 2021 : The Editors
The Best Backpacking Rain Jackets of 2021

The Best Backpacking Rain Jackets of 2021

Your rain jacket may not be the most thrilling piece of your backpacking kit, but it's pretty darn important. Sure, it might stay stuffed in your pack during the dry...

Apr 1, 2021 : The Editors
Jack Wolfskin JWP Down Jacket Review

Jack Wolfskin JWP Down Jacket Review

I often find myself wondering how much lighter materials for outdoor gear can realistically get, short of the Perseverance rover discovering some previously unknown, light-as-air insulating element

Mar 31, 2021 : Clay Bonnyman Evans
Arc’teryx Beta FL Hardshell Jacket Review

Arc’teryx Beta FL Hardshell Jacket Review

I think every avid outdoor adventurer probably has their own set of relationships with and opinions about different types of weather. Sunshine and snow are an easy "yes!" for me....

Mar 30, 2021 : Anne K. Baker