Arc’Teryx Alpha Parka Review

Travis GneitingApparel, Climbing

My Thoughts on the Arc’Teryx Alpha Parka Review This coat is warm and expensive. This parka is designed for covering up in the cold while belaying a partner. It’s oversized, I’m wearing a medium in the pictures and video below. This allows for easy layering and maneuverability when wearing a harness. The parka also has added protection with Hadron™ fabric to reduce abrasions. My favorite feature about the Alpha Parka …

New Balance + Shoes for Crews ARISI V3 Review

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These are the New Balance ARIS V3 non-slip shoes. They’re a collaboration between Shoes for Crews and New Balance. They are a great shoes for walking around in everyday activities that are lightweight and offer a non-slip soul as well as fresh foam for a lightweight cushioned feeling. The tread pattern has a unique design that prevents slipping in work areas. This is an ASTM f2913-19 requirement for slip resistance. …

Trew Jefferson Jacket and Bib Pant Review

Travis GneitingApparel, Reviews, Snow, Snowboard

Introduction I will answer the question, is the TREW Jefferson jacket and bib pants right for you? Keep reading to know if the TREW Jefferson Jacket and Bib outdoor clothing is the best option for your money on your next outdoor ski or snowboard adventure. This is the second TREW jacket I have owned, and have been using the TREW Capow Jacket in the backcountry for almost a decade now.  …

2L vs 3L (2-Layer vs 3-Layer) Fabric Explained

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When shopping for outdoor clothing you will likely come across the terms 2L and 3L. These terms are used to describe the construction of the garment. “2L” and “3L” refer to the construction of technical, often waterproof, fabrics commonly used in outdoor and performance wear. They stand for “2-layer” and “3-layer,” respectively, and each type has different characteristics, advantages, and common uses. 2-Layer (2L) Fabric: 3-Layer (3L) Fabric: Does 2L …

The TRUTH about the Decathlon Forclaz Down Jacket

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The Decathlon Forclaz is a jacket (or vest) sold by Decathlon as a budget-friendly puffer jacket. It is offered in a variety of options and fills and prices, that offer a significant value over other similar down-fill jackets from other popular retailers and manufacturers. You may wonder if the cost of lower price means less quality, a difference in weight, or decreased warmth. I’ll cover all that in this review …

KÜHL INVIGORATR™ & AKTIVATOR®Perfect Layering

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Introduction As outdoor enthusiasts, we all understand the importance of layering when it comes to dressing for various weather conditions. When you’re out in the wilderness, whether it’s for a challenging hike, a ski trip, or simply exploring nature, staying comfortable is key to enjoying your adventure to the fullest. KUHL, a brand known for its innovative outdoor apparel, has designed a dynamic duo that’s perfect for layering: the Invigoratr …

The Best Men’s Travel Pants of 2023

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The best travel pant for you is one that is comfortable, functional, and fashionable. A pair of pants that you can wear from the airport to the beach. The right travel pants can keep you clean from crumbs on the airplane, professional for presentations in the boardroom, and comfy enough for an evening hike through the local pathway. These are our favorite picks for travel pants. 1. prAna Stretch Zion …

Heated Vest, Gloves, and Socks for People that Get Cold Easily

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If you are someone who hates the cold or spends time in the cold temperatures you can make your life easier with new heated clothing from GOBI. GOBI makes several different heated jackets, pants, hats, gloves, and socks to keep you warm and comfortable in colder temperatures.  We will be looking at GOBI  heated vests,  heated glove liners,  and heated socks,  to give our honest and unbiased opinion of how …

Gore Wear FernFlowBibs and Shorts Review

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These are the Gore Wear FernFlow mountain bike short liners they come in a short version or a big version they are extremely breathable and meant to be worn underneath mountain bike baggy shorts. they have quickly become some of my favorites because of their breathability, quality pad, and secure fit. The FernFlow bib shorts have three pockets on the small of the back they’re mesh lined and designed in …

Black Diamond FlatIron Short Review

Travis GneitingApparel, Reviews, Running

These are the men’s flat iron shorts from Black Diamond they come in three different colors storm blue, black, and blue. I am wearing the blue color in this review. they are offered in sizes small through XL and are great shorts for the gym climbing running anytime a lightweight movable short is desirable. I really like how lightweight these shorts are with the elastic waistband and drawstring for customizing …