Adidas Terrex Fast R GTX

Hybrid products usually leave us skeptical. Though the original intent is usually to blend the best of two worlds together, often you’re left satisfying neither entirely. It’s sort of how compromises work. When a company like Adidas claims to have combined the swiftness of a trail running shoe with the ruggedness of a hiking boot, Read more…

Oakley Airwave 1.5 Goggles

Let’s be honest, it’s not exactly convenient to whip out your smartphone on the slopes. You have to fish it out of whatever pocket you’ve stashed it in, pull a glove off to use it, and chances are you’re going to drop it in the snow at some point. All so you can change your Read more…

Patagonia Lightweight Synchilla Snap-T Pullover

Every year, around springtime, I always lament at having to hang up my Patagonia Synchilla Snap-T. The damn things are ubiquitous, and for a reason. They’re arguably the best fleece ever made. Now you can extend the life of your favorite fleece into the early springtime months with the new Patagonia Lightweight Synchilla Snap-T Pullover.

Keen Olympus Crew Sock

Socks are socks, right? Well, ask any long distance backpacker and they’ll tell you that socks can make or break you when you’re on the trail long term. This spring, Keen’s introducing the Keen Olympus Crew Sock, the best hiking/backpacking sock we’ve ever seen hit the market.

Patagonia Encapsil Down Belay Parka

Down is a wonderful thing. It’s miraculously lightweight and extremely warm, but it’s not the easiest material to work with. Patagonia just released a limited edition down parka they’re claiming is the best parka ever made. After we checked out the specs on the new Patagonia Encapsil Down Belay Parka, we tend to agree with them.

Salomon XA Pro 3D Ultra 2 GTX

The Salomon XA Pro 3D Ultra 2 GTX has a name only a mother could love, but all of those seemingly extraneous letters and numbers compose an alphabet soup that represents technologies built in to the shoe. Technologies that let you tackle the most demanding trails with dry, comfortable feet.

Nike+ Fuelband

Building on the success of their Nike+ line of running pedometers, Nike has introduced a new, all-purpose physical activity monitor, the Nike+ Fuelband. Utilizing a three-axis accelerometer to measure all kinds of movement—not just running—the Nike+ Fuelband converts your movement data into a new Nike-created metric, Nikefuel. This new points-based activity measurement is built on Read more…