Women’s Spring Hiking Guide

Spring in the mountains means a transition from our beloved winter-time activities and the return of trail based activities, such as hiking, mountain biking, trail running, and climbing. As the snow melts in Colorado, many flock to warmer climates to jump start the summer activities. Here at ActiveGearReview we did just that and headed for some fun in the sun to ...

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Headsweats Trucker Hats Review

Trucker hats can be found everywhere these days: at the bar, coffee shop, on backcountry ski tours, and pretty much any trail running adventure. I too have been sucked into the craze and often sport local Steamboat companies, such as Big Agnes or our local running series on my favorite trucker hat. Prior to the trucker hat, I wore many ...

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Outdoor Research Women’s Ferrosi Windshirt Review

Outdoor Research Ferrosi Windshirt

Ferrosi Fabric Last summer, the male gear reviewer in the house got a pair of Outdoor Research Ferrosi shorts to review (full review here). I was instantly jealous of the fabric and wished I could own a piece of gear that featured the incredible stretch and comfort. Fortunately, I’ve had the opportunity to ski (skate and alpine touring), hike, bike, ...

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The North Face Ultra Vertical Trail Running Shoe Review

The North Face Ultra Vertical

The North Face Ultra Vertical is the newest trail shoe offering added to the performance lineup of North Face trail running shoes. This shoe was built to take technical trails at breakneck speeds, maximize energy return and protect your feet while tackling steep ascents and descents. First Look The Ultra Vertical reminded me immediately of the Ultra MT, minus the waterproofing. ...

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Columbia Rogue F.K.T. Trail Running Shoe

Columbia Rogue F.K.T. Trail Running Shoe

In early 2016, Columbia Sportswear Company announced a realignment of the Montrail trail running footwear brand as a sub-brand of its flagship Columbia brand. This move signaled an huge increased commitment to their trail running category. Columbia’s trail running apparel, footwear and accessories will now be branded Columbia Montrail, similar to the familiar Columbia PFG sub-brand utilized in the brand’s Performance ...

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Danner Mountain 600 Hiking Boot Review

Danner Mountain 600

Price: $180 Weight: 18.5 oz per boot Danner, a long known name in the world of hiking boots is on the road to reinvigorating the brand name.  Starting in 1932, Danner was built from the idea of building an affordable work boot.  The cost of their boots were $4 a pair.  Fast forward 30 years and shift your mind to ...

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