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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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Patagonia & Polygiene Team Up: Women’s Nine Trails Shirt and Capilene Midweight Zip-Neck

  Patagonia Women’s Short Sleeved Nine Trails Shirt The Patagonia Short Sleeved Nine Trails Shirt feels like your old favorite t-shirt from high school. Fortunately, the Patagonia Nine Trails Shirt isn’t made from cotton, doesn’t take 20 years to break in, and doesn’t feature a silly school mascot. The Patagonia Nine Trails Shirt is soft, breathable, and wicking on day ...

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Royal Robbins Diablo Long Sleeve Shirt Review

Royal Robbins and his wife Liz are legends in the rock climbing world with many first ascents and notable climbs to their names.  As pioneers in American climbing during the 60s, they spent much of their time outdoors wearing clothing not particularly well suited to active pursuits.  In 1967, Liz Robbins was the first woman to climb Yosemite’s Half Dome ...

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Ibex Crosstown Polo Review

Commuting can be a great way to start and end your day.  It’s a great way to get your blood going in the morning and starts your day off with a bang, but coming in with sweaty clothes doesn’t always impress your boss or your co-workers.  The Ibex Crosstown Polo is a merino wool polo focused on commuting with both technical ...

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Dakine Oakridge Flannel with Polygiene

Testing Dakine Oakridge Flannel with Polygiene

As one of our favorite shirts of 2016, the Dakine Oakridge Flannel won’t disappoint.  While there are hundreds of options for flannel shirts out there, there are only a handful of flannels that incorporate Polygiene into them.  For those not familiar with Polygiene, it’s a solution that is added to the final stages of the production of the fabric that ...

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Outdoor Research Ferrosi Shorts Review

Outdoor Research Ferrosi shorts

Outdoor Research has long been known as a technical apparel company that makes gear that you can depend on when the tough gets going along with products that you can depend on a daily basis.  The Outdoor Research Ferrosi Shorts are softshell shorts that are intended for hiking and backpacking, but they work for pretty much any activity you throw at ...

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Athleta Chi Tank with Polygiene

Athleta Tropea Chi Tank with Polygiene

The Athleta Chi Tank is an athletic tank top that features a soft, buttery fabric that is breathable and moisture wicking. The fabric combo of Polyester and Lycra® Spandex delivers performance without looking or feeling like a tech fabric. The Chi Tank, in my opinion, falls into the multi-functional tank category. These types of tanks are a mainstay for summer ...

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Outdoor Research Tantrum Hooded Jacket Review

OR Tantrum Hooded Jacket

The Outdoor Research Tantrum Hooded Jacket arrived to my house about 30 days ago and I’d say I’ve used it for 30 days straight. The Tantrum Hooded Jacket has been my favorite piece of new gear and one I don’t leave the house without. The jacket itself is super lightweight, weighing 4.4 oz. Despite its’ weight, the jacket keeps you ...

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