Women’s Marmot DriClime Catalyst Windshirt Review

The DriClime® Catalyst Windshirt won its’ third Backpacker’s Editor’s Choice Award in 2008. This time, the DriClime Catalyst Windshirt won the “Green Award” due to its’ incorporation of recycled materials into the jacket; UpCycle fabric is made from recycled plastic and makes up 100% of the Catalyst lining, while recycled polyester makes up the outer shell. The DriClime Catalyst Windshirt ...

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Marmot Alpha 25 Review

The Marmot Alpha 25 is a nice backpack option for those looking for a backpack they can take for a hike, snowshoes, or head into the backcountry skiing and snowboarding.  We used this pack on various hikes, from a 5 mile quick hike to 20 mile day hikes to hiking Colorado’s 14’ers.  With a 25L/1550 cu inches capacity, we could ...

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Women’s Brooks HVAC LS Seamless Top Review

The Brooks HVAC Long Sleeve Seamless is an essential piece to add to your fall and winter running wardrobe. Brooks utilized HVAC technology for this top, which responds to changes in your body temperature and provides complete thermoregulation. The HVAC LS also utilizes a seamless design to prevent chaffing and X-static silver fibers throughout the garment to fight off smells ...

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Salomon 900 Hoody Zip Review

Salomon’s 900 Hoodie Zip is a must have for an enjoyable outdoor winter! This water repellent, wind resistant soft shell jacket is great as a light shell and offers a sleek, clean look. The 900 Hoodie is a full zip jacket with cinchable hood and cinchable waist adjustments for a closer fit. These features are certainly desirable when the chilly ...

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Columbia Mountain Tech Half Zip Review

Columbia’s Mountain Tech Half Zip is made to be functional and quick drying for the ultimate in comfort and performance. The Mountain Tech Half Zip is a high-performance pullover that offers great moisture management and breathability. The Mountain Tech Half Zip uses Omni-Dry technology, which quickly wicks up moisture into the fabric and away from the skin. This process helps ...

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Columbia Sweet Revolution Full Zip Review

Columbia’s women’s Sweet Revolution Full Zip is an excellent example of where Columbia is heading with their new products. Columbia has incorporated Omni-Dry and Omni-Shade technology into this product. Omni-Dry is a moisture transferring technology that moves and disperses sweat away from the body for quick evaporation, keeping you dry during your workout. Omni-Shade is a sun protection technology that ...

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