Osprey Talon 11 Review

We’ve recently tested out the Talon series by Osprey, in specific the Talon 11.  We found this pack to be ideal for trail running, cycling, day hikes, snowshoeing, and just getting around town.  Osprey really has gotten everything right on this pack, from the features, to the fit, to the durability.  The Talon 11 is made of a lightweight, durable ...

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Women’s Under Armour ColdGear Hood Review

The UA ColdGear Hood utilizes double sided fabric, known as ColdGear technology, to provide excellent wicking to keep you warm and dry. The ColdGear Hood has UA’s well-known compression fit, thanks to a polyester and elastane, to help support muscles and increase circulation and therefore performance.  We tested the ColdGear Hood as a base layer on alpine snow shoes and ...

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Isis Nanda Devi Pant Review

The Isis Nanda Devi Pant is softshell winter pant for hardcore athletes and weekend warrior women alike. Like many other products by Isis, the Nanda Devi Pant comes in size 4-14, rather than S, M, or L, which allows for a more personalized fit. In addition, the Nanda Devi Pant has internal velcro adjustments that really stay put when you ...

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Brooks LSD Thermal Jacket Review

The Brooks LSD Thermal Jackets is an excellent jacket to wear on frigid winter days when others may turn to their treadmills for a workout. The LSD Thermal Jacket is a water and wind resistant outer layer that kept us toasty on sub 20-degree runs. The LSD Thermal Jacket was updated for the 2009 winter season; the body continues to ...

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Women’s First Ascent Frontpoint Jacket Review

The First Ascent Frontpoint Jacket is a great all mountain jacket that combines soft and hard shell technology to provide an excellent barrier that can handle the harsh winter elements. The hood, sleeves, and shoulders are made of WeatherEdge Pro a hardshell fabric that is waterproof and rugged. We found the jacket to be incredibly breathable, while also allowing for ...

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Isis Whisper Hoodie Review

The Isis Whisper Hoodie is a 650 fill down jacket that has an excellent warmth to weight ratio. The Whisper Hoodie has a DWR finish to help repel snowflakes while on the trail or worn around town. The Whisper Hoodie comes with its own stuff sack for easy packing for winter treks. Tester’s liked the feminine accents, such as the ...

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FirstAscent Downlight Sweater

Eddie Bauer has recently launched their FirstAscent line of product made not for weekend tailgaters but for serious outdoor adventurers. Some of the biggest names in mountaineering are part of the team developing and testing these products for Eddie Bauer. The Downlight Sweater is a super lightweight, 800-fill goose down jacket and one serious piece of equipment. This jacket is ...

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