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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.

Saucony Ridge Runner Sportop – Active Gear Review

Initial Thoughts and Introduction The Saucony Ridge Runner Sportop is probably one of the warmest running tops you’ll be able to find as it combines wool and synthetic fabrics. If I didn’t know any better, I would have thought this was a nice casual wool sweater. The insulation, sweat wicking capabilities, and breathability are phenomenal.  I received this mid-layer top in September when it was ...

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tasc Performance Ventilated Compression Shorts Review

task performance compression short black

The tasc Performance Ventilated Compression Shorts are versatile, comfortable underwear for your most grueling workouts.  These really do keep you cool, dry and comfortable.  Having tried numerous different poly-pro, poly, nylon, cotton and (insert new fabric type here) styles, these are standing head and shoulders above the rest. tasc Performance Ventilated Compression Shorts – Performance Straight out of the package, these shorts were ...

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Saucony Nomad Pant Review

  Saucony Nomad Pants First Impressions First of all, I was intrigued by the name, Nomad. Obviously I know what a Nomad is, but I thought I’d check what the all-knowing Wikepedia had to say on the matter. “The word nomad comes from a Greek word that means one who wanders for pasture.”  As well as “Nomads keep moving for different reasons.” I can ...

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Eddie Bauer Guide Pants Review

Eddie Bauer Guide Pants

First Impressions of the Eddie Bauer Guide Pants: The Eddie Bauer Guide Pants are an excellent choice for the traveler or outdoor enthusiast. My first impression when I received them was how nice they looked and even more so how soft they felt. I hadn’t even tried the pants on yet and already knew they would be comfortable. Eddie Bauer ...

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Eddie Bauer Transit Shirt Review

Transit Short Sleeve Shirt

First Impressions of the Eddie Bauer Transit Short Sleeve Shirt: The Eddie Bauer Transit shirt is great for the active person that enjoys the outdoors. I originally got this shirt to be my ‘travel shirt’ for a long trip to Africa. I liked the style of the shirt with the plaid look, but more importantly that it had some functionality to ...

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Lululemon Sweat Session 1/2 Zip Review

Lululemnon Sweat Session 1/2/ Zip

A little while back, Lululemon reached out to ActiveGearReview.com to see if we wanted to test and review some of their men’s active wear.  Having seen their clothing around for a while, I have always had a curiosity to see if the products perform as good as they look.  I have typically associated Lululemon with women’s yoga pants and tops ...

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North Face Mountain Athletics Gear Reviews

The North Face Mountain Athletics Ampere Shirt

As a continuation of our previous reviews of The North Face Mountain Athletics, we add more products to the test.  In this round, we tested out The North Face Mountain Athletics Quantum Duel Short  and the Ampere Short Sleeve Crew Shirt.  Typically when I think of TNF gear, I think of lightweight and technical.  From the products I’ve tested from ...

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Merrell Resister SS Crew Review

The Merrell Resister SS Crew New for this summer, Merrell has added to their lineup of active and outdoor wear with the Merrell Resister SS Crew running shirt. Merrell has long been known for it’s pursuit of all endeavors outside, so the addition of the Merrell Resister SS crew was only a natural part of the progression. What Merrell didn’t ...

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ibex Woolies 150 Boxer Brief Review

ibex Woolies 150

Would you consider merino wool boxers something you need? Probably not. But would wearing a pair for a few weeks change your mind? It just might.  The ibex Woolies 150 Boxer Brief may have just changed my mind.  These are hands down the most comfortable performance underwear I have owned.  The merino wool is soft to the touch and does ...

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Outdoor Research Riff Shirt Review

Outdoor Research Riff Shirt

If you’re looking to upgrade your style to the latest and greatest or looking to add another pattern of plaid to your wardrobe, the Outdoor Research Riff Shirt is just what the doctor ordered.  As a casual shirt, this shirt will keep you styling whether you’re out at your local brewery hanging with friends or throwing a backyard BBQ. Tech ...

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