First Look: Under Armour 'MagZip'

Magnets and tiny hooks on the zipper base make MagZip from Under Armour stand out. You can initiate this "zipper of the future" with one hand (or with gloves on). We got a jacket in house to test MagZip out.
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Retro To Future Tech... Columbia Sportswear Outerwear Preview 2015

We got a first look this past week at several pieces from Columbia's spring 2015 line. Here are four pieces that stood out.
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First Look: Montane Minimus Jacket Packs To 'Size Of Apple'

Fully waterproof and breathable, the Montane Minimus Jacket packs down tiny and weighs less than half a pound. We review this ultralight storm shell.
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Backcountry Test: Polartec 'Alpha' Jackets (in Tetons With Exum Mountain Guides)

Contributor Aaron Bible took a long weekend in April to test Polartec Alpha, a new type of insulation, as well as several Marmot jackets, in the Tetons with Exum guides.
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First Look: GORE-TEX Mesh Footbed, 'Vents' For Waterproof Shoes In 2015

The battle against sweaty feet continues! Scoop on a 2015 technology...
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City To Mountains: Technical Jacket Company Founded In NYC

Technical outerwear brand Toren launches this summer.
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First Look: Outdoor Research Helium Hybrid Jacket

This windshell weighs less than 6 ounces yet provides protection from the elements.
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Columbia Sportswear Puts On Yoga Pants, Buys PrAna for $190 Million

A giant of outdoor apparel has purchased yoga and climbing clothing maker PrAna.
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Origami As Outerwear. The North Face 'Jacket' Made From Paper

Cut out the template, then fold. That's all it takes to make a paper version of a real jacket.
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First Look: PrimaLoft Launches Down/Synthetic Jacket Insulation For 2014

Next year PrimaLoft marries down and synthetic insulation. We got the first test.
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