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Winter Jackets & Apparel

Whether you’re skiing, snowboarding, snowshoeing, cross country skiing, or heading into the backcountry, we have you covered with all the winter gear reviews you want. Product reviews that you’ll come across include winter jackets, base layers, ski and snow pants, and more. Our testers take take their winter sports serious and their gear testing even more serious so you can be sure you know what you’re getting into.

The North Face Ventrix Hoodie Review

Creating a synthetic insulated jacket isn’t rocket science for most brands these days, but creating a synthetic insulated jacket that is both breathable and can move with you as you move is not always as simple as it sounds.  The North Face Ventrix Hoodie is designed for the active outdoors person, whether you’re into climbing, ski touring, or other cold ...

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Helly Hansen Aurora Shell Pant Review

The Helly Hansen Aurora Shell Pant is the only pair of ski pants I have needed all season. They have been with me in the backcountry, during early morning skin tours up the resort, and riding the lift on powder days. The Aurora Shell Pant has been in use for at least 40 days and has not disappointed. Helly Hansen ...

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Stio Snotel Jacket

stio snotel jacket

MSRP: $355.00 Weight: 16 oz. Waterproof: Yes Based out of Jackson Hole, Wyoming and founded in 2011, Stio has been designing clothing for the mountain lifestyle. Not just for the big days on the mountain, Stio creates apparel to be worn during the downtime as well. Here in Colorado our ski season is in full swing with snow falling daily. ...

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Patagonia Refugitive Jacket Review

Patagonia Refugitive Jacket

Name: Patagonia Refugitive Jacket Price: $499 Waterproof: Yes Windproof: Yes Materials: GORE-TEX Weight: 15 oz. Patagonia started out as a small company creating products for alpine climbing and grew into a company that provides quality apparel for nearly every outdoor enthusiast.  In the quest for the perfect alpine ski jacket, Patagonia created the Refugitive Jacket. The Patagonia Refugitive Jacket is built ...

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Dale of Norway Rondane Masculine Sweater

dale of norway rondane masculine sweater

Price: $228 Material: Merino Wool Fit: athletic/True to Size When it comes to mastering the classic ski resort look, there is no other brand other than Dale of Norway that does it better. Dale of Norway has been around since 1879 producing high quality winter apparel in Dale, Norway.  The Rondane Masculine Sweater is a performance oriented top from Dale ...

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Helly Hansen 2015/2016 3-layer Ski System Review

Most people who participate in winter activities understand that layering is the key to all-season comfort in the elements and the best apparel companies make sure to address this with their lines.  Helly Hansen, the company started in 1877 by a Norwegian sea captain, knew the importance of this early on and began creating its 3-Layer System in the 20th ...

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Review -The North Face Expedition Long Sleeve With Repreve


In today’s green world, more and more companies are finding ways to utilize recycled products. Do you ever wonder what happens to all those plastic bottles in your recycle bin? Well, The North Face has incorporated a new fabric in their clothing lines made of recycled plastic bottles. The North Face Expedition Long Sleeve is partially made of Repreve fabric. I ...

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