I/O Bio Merino Pilot Suit

At $159.99, the Pilot Suit from I/O Bio Merino is in the running as the coziest base-layer piece on the outdoors market. Gear Junkie gave…


If the shoe fits, wear it. But what about a well-fitting sock?

Review: CW-X Pro Tights

With its tights, CW-X promises a “suspension system for the hamstrings and quadriceps.” Our new writer and reviewer, Chelsey Gribbon, gave the tights a test…

Review: Stoic Bombshell Jacket

Tech, stylish and versatile, the Stoic Bombshell jacket is, well, the bomb. Stephen Krcmar offers a review after a season of use in Mammoth Lakes,…

Down Puffy Jackets

The Flex Jacket from Sierra Designs and the Rab Microlight Alpine Jacket are puffys of different types, though both equally cozy in the snow. This…

Ibex Hooded Indie

Can you say cozy? This hard-to-categorize wool top includes a tight-fitting hood and sleeves with thumb-hole cuffs.

Snow Angel Base Layers

Many women who play outdoors want the first layer next to their skin to be comfortable, functional and maybe even fashionable.

Winter Base Layers

‘Long johns’ are no longer. Instead, outdoors companies now sell “next-to-skin technical base layers.” Here are three sets of skivvies for winter 2010.

Review: Helly Hansen Patrol Jacket

A $600 shell made with input from ski patrollers from Colorado to Norway. After 50 days of use, Stephen Krcmar offers this review.

High-End Arc’teryx Menswear

A fashion line that’s equal parts Superman and Don Draper, the Arc’teryx Veilance collection offers high fashion and high performance. If you can afford it.

Urban Awareness Jacket

Most cycling gear leans towards either fashion or function. Cordarounds’ new reversible jacket does both.

Merrell Chill jacket

The Merrell Chill combines an old-school look with new-school features to make a jacket that can go nearly anywhere.

Helly Hansen Trail Lizard HT

The Helly Hansen Trail Lizard HT is a cold-blooded beast built for bipeds. It is touted to be capable of “maintaining comfort while pounding out…

‘High-Voltage’ Shell Jackets

The making of Mammut’s latest jackets employs a production process with “high-volt electric fields.” The result: “80 percent better” breathability, according to the company.

Heated Jackets From Mountain Hardwear

Subdued on the outside, wired on the inside, Mountain Hardwear’s new jackets offer three on-demand heat settings and the capability to charge electronics devices.

Upcycled: Looptworks Clothing

A new company, Looptworks is manufacturing repurposed clothes made from scraps of fabric discarded at factories around the world. They are designed for urban lifestyles…

TNF Paramount Convertible Pant

Versatile legs: The North Face Paramount Convertible Pants zip apart to switch to shorts. Steve Hitchcock, a new contributor, puts the pants to the test.

Mountain Khakis Does Nylon

Designed by a company that knows the true meaning of “durable,” the Mountain Khakis Snake River collection is made of nylon that will dry quickly…

Outdoors Caps

This spring and summer, I have been wearing and testing three unique hats for outdoors activities, including a wool cycling cap, a headband-adjustable model, and…

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