Patagonia Nano Puff Pullover

Scrunch and squeeze the Patagonia Nano Puff Pullover and it will compress inside its own chest pocket to create a grapefruit-size package that weighs less…

Mountain Hardwear Compressor PL

Cold, harsh environments can offer great opportunities for adventure — and some of nature’s most stunning beauty. Now imagine enjoying the cold without the bulk…

Arc’teryx Covert Cardigan

The Covert Cardigan by Arc’teryx, a pricey mid-layer top, is as comfortable as putting on your favorite hoody but without the weight. Plus, it’s not…

Workout Wear

Preparing for outdoor adventure, be it backpacking, biking or mountain climbing, can require ample time training indoors. Here are a few pieces of apparel –…

Arc’teryx Alpha LT Jacket

Arc’teryx designs and manufactures outerwear that’s pricey, high-performing, and highly modern. According to company press materials, its design team doesn’t focus on incremental advancements, but…

eVent fabrics overview

Gore-Tex may have the name. But the new kid in town is eVent, a waterproof/breathable laminate manufactured and marketed by the BHA Group Inc., a…

Backcountry Cairn Fleece

Backcountry.com, an online retailer of outdoors equipment, launched an in-house line of technical outerwear earlier this year, including the Cairn Fleece Jacket, a $110 model…

Backcountry.com Cairn Fleece Jacket

Fleece jackets hover in a mushy middle ground between waterproof-and-breathable shells and sturdy workaday wool sweaters. They’re warm enough for nice sunny winter days, but…

Schoeller’s “c_change”

Schoeller Textil AG is up to some whacky fabric engineering, again. . . For what it’s worth, Schoeller Textil AG, a Swiss textile company, is…

Puffy Down Jackets

Before hip-hop stars started wearing them climbers, skiers and other hard cores depended on these quilted coats in the outdoors.

Best Merino Wool Base Layers

Just a couple years back, it was hard to find quality winter-weather base layers made of anything but polypropylene. But the tide has turned, and…

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