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Getting into the right or wrong clothing can make or break your day or trip. Our testers have tested out hundreds of different performance clothing products from shorts, hiking pants, tech tops, and more. Activities we focus on include hiking, backpacking, running, trail running, stand up paddle boarding, climbing, and more.

Eddie Bauer Incendiary 1/4 Zip Pullover Review

Eddie Bauer Incendiary 1/4 zip

  First Thoughts on the Eddie Bauer Incendiary 1/4 zip pullover Shirt As the Incendiary ¼ zip is part of the Eddie Bauer First Ascent Series, I am expecting a high quality ‘Guide Built’ shirt able to handle extreme conditions. I really liked the look and feel of it, but was excited to put it through its paces for my ...

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Mammut Go Warm Baselayers

The Mammut Go Warm Baselayers are my new favorites for heading out into the cold with multiple layers on.  I tested these on multiple occasions, and each time the temperature was below 30 degrees.  For exertion exercises, these baselayers do a tremendous job maintaining body temperature in spite of sweat.  The fabric is soft enough to wear all day and has ...

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MyPakage World’s Best Underwear Review


Go ahead, smile.  You almost have to.  I can get all serious talking about technical features and thread counts, but what fun would that be.  MyPakage has built a very nice product around a simple concept, all the while their brand marketing machine has hit upon something of a gold mine. And let’s face it? The family jewels are worth ...

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tasc Performance Loose-Fit Boxer Review

tasc Performance Loose-Fit Boxer First Thoughts The list of criteria for success with undergarments for active pursuits and casual wear is pretty simple; comfort, performance, and support. I think that’s typical for most guys.  I simply don’t want to be aware that I’m wearing boxers at all! The tasc Performance Loose-Fit Boxer fits that bill perfectly! Fit, Features, and Performance As you can see from the photos, ...

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super.natural baselayer review

super.natural baselayer First Thoughts super.natural offers a wide range of performance apparel, including both outerwear and base layers in men’s and women’s lines.  The focus seems mostly to be on a range of outdoor activities including running, hiking, climbing, cycling, and skiing.  This fall, I’ve been wearing the Men’s Base 1/4 Zip 175.  Made from a blend of merino wool, ...

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Thompson Tee Review

Thompson Tee

  Thompson Tee with Hydro-Shield Sweatproof Technology For the past two weeks I’ve tested a black original fit v-neck Thompson Tee with Hydro-Shield Sweatproof Technology. In particular, I’ve evaluated the product’s claim that its proprietary Hyrdo-Shield Technology “provides the ultimate protection from ‘wet marks’” that result from underarm perspiration. The Thompson Tee lives up to its promise and then some, ...

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Lululemon Seawall Track Pant ii Review

Lululemon seawall track pant ii

During the cooler weather months, a pair of track pants is great for both before, during, and after activity as well as lounging around the house.  In the last couple months, I’ve been able to test out the Lululemon Seawall Track Pant ii in which I used them for all the purposes just mentioned.  In general, the Seawall Track Pant ...

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Ibex Shak Lite 1/2 Zip Review

Ibex Shak Lite 1/2 Zip

If you like getting behind Made in the USA products, then you should check out the Ibex Shak Lite 1/2 Zip. The product’s fibers are raised here, the fabric is knit here, and the products are assembled here. Ibex is an outdoor clothing company that stands behind more than just cheap products for profit (or for that matter expensive products for profit). ...

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