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Running, Biking, And Hiking With Swiftwick Socks

Swiftwick Socks

And snowshoeing, skating, sledding, skiing….. well, you get the point. Initial Thoughts On Some Very Nice Swiftwick Socks Swiftwick’s moto, tagline, or catchphrase is “Chase Adventure. It Fits You.” That obviously speaks to many of our readers and reviewers.  Socks always seem to get the short end of the stick, or be treated like an afterthought.  They usually aren’t flashy, fancy, ...

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Patagonia Performance Jeans Review

Patagonia Performance Jeans

MSRP: $119 Let’s face it, our casual clothes don’t always follow the rules of casual activity such as walking city streets and going to neighborhood bbq’s. While the Patagonia Performance Jeans will keep you looking good for casual activities and Jean Fridays at work, it’s nice to know you can count on them on your bike commute into work and ...

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Toad & Co – Style and Function for All

Toad and Co Ventilair Shirt

Toad and Co continues to impress with their new spring/summer lineup through incorporating a mixture of sustainable and technical fabrics into styles that look good in any scenario.  I’ve had a chance to test out a couple pieces from Toad & Co over the past couple months, in specific the Ventilair Long Sleeve Shirt and the Kerouac Pant, both lightweight ...

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Mountain Hardwear Breeze AC Tank Review

  The Mountain Hardwear Breeze AC Tank is a runner’s dream for summer and hot temperatures. The Breeze AC Tank is appropriately named, as it weighs a mere 4.8 oz and its’ loose fit allows airflow in all directions. The Breeze AC Tank features “all-over perforation”, which means that Mountain Hardwear has utilized breathable mesh fabric that has small air ...

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Women’s Spring Hiking Guide

Spring in the mountains means a transition from our beloved winter-time activities and the return of trail based activities, such as hiking, mountain biking, trail running, and climbing. As the snow melts in Colorado, many flock to warmer climates to jump start the summer activities. Here at ActiveGearReview we did just that and headed for some fun in the sun to ...

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Outdoor Research Women’s Ferrosi Windshirt Review

Outdoor Research Ferrosi Windshirt

Ferrosi Fabric Last summer, the male gear reviewer in the house got a pair of Outdoor Research Ferrosi shorts to review (full review here). I was instantly jealous of the fabric and wished I could own a piece of gear that featured the incredible stretch and comfort. Fortunately, I’ve had the opportunity to ski (skate and alpine touring), hike, bike, ...

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The North Face Women’s Free Thinker Jacket Review

When it comes to wet, heavy snow days I turn to The North Face Women’s Free Thinker Jacket to keep me protected. The North Face Free Thinker is within the Steep Series, meaning it was designed for big mountain, full day adventures. TNF has incorporated the highest quality fabric, GORE-TEX® Pro 3L which is waterproof, breathable, and extremely durable. I’ve ...

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Kora Shola Crew Review

Kora Shola Crew Fit

It might be cold outside but you don’t have to be.  The Kora Shola Crew is a versatile base layer top that is perfect for all cold weather adventures.  Behind each garment from Kora there is a great story.  Each product made at Kora originated from Himalayan Yak Wool.  The wool is harvested by the nomadic farmers and purchased at ...

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