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19

Oct

2010

Goodhew, Icebreaker, KEEN, Point 6, SmartWool and Teko Light Hiking Socks review
Written by Andrew Horton   

When hitting the trail, wearing the right pair of hiking socks is important as carrying enough water. The right pair can prevent blisters and provides comfort and support along the way. This latest sock roundup highlights light hiking socks made by some of the most reputable companies in the industry. All six companies - Goodhew, Icebreaker, Keen, Point6, Smartwool, and Teko - have similarities in style, cut, blend (most used a merino blend), and overall feel. The only way to distinguish the difference is to blaze the trails with each pair.

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07

Sep

2010

Boxer Briefs from Tilley Endurables, I/O Bio Merino and Polarmax review
Written by Jason Elliot   
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Gearing up for a day on the trails on foot or a bike has you fretting over what to wear. Do you need a long or short-sleeved shirt? Any layering needed? Should you bring a rain jacket or pants?

Look at what’s under this – your underwear. It is common to leave the house with a pair of cotton skivvies for your outdoor excursions. Cotton is cool and comfortable but breathes little and slowly results in a sweat drenched pair of boxers. The excessive accumulation of unwanted sweat in your undies is called ‘swampass’ and can be as stinky as uncomfortable.

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17

Aug

2010

Icebreaker GT 150 SS Velocity Crewe review
Written by Jason Elliot   
Icebreaker GT 150 Velocity Crewe
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Natural fabrics are ‘in’ when it comes to outdoor apparel. Specialty cottons and Cocona are getting a lot of hype. Merino wool is neck-and-neck in popularity for good reason. It’s soft to the touch, breathable, and has antibacterial qualities.

Icebreaker has banked their existence on the use of Merino wool and is reaping the rewards in the sharp upswing of its popularity.  The Icebreaker GT 150 SS Velocity Crewe is touted for its airiness and rugged wear. The GT 150 SS Velocity Crewe features glove-like fit, raglan sleeves, a myriad of eyelets panels for venting, and flatlock seams.

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26

Jul

2010

Polarmax PMX TransDry Tee review
Written by Jason Elliot   
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Cotton: The Fabric of Our Lives....That is the recognizable motto of Cotton Inc. Cotton is a rarely found fabric in the wardrobe of hardcore outdoor thrill-seekers. Lindsay Lohan has a better chance of maturing and admiting she is a screw-up before a cotton tee ends up on your back for a bump-filled thrill ride.

Cotton Inc. and Polarmax have formed a partnership to make cotton apparel more likely to be found in your backpack. Polarmax is promoting the first line of technical tees with TransDry, a cotton fabric touted for its wicking ability. TransDry is advertised as drying twice as fast as regular cotton.

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22

Jul

2010

Organic Cotton Tees from Adayak & Earth Creations review
Written by Jason Elliot   

cottonLiving the outdoor lifestyle is more than logging miles on backcountry trails and rolling along the network of rails-to-trails that connect point A to point B in your area. It is about the eco-friendly way you live along with what you buy and wear. Purchasing and wearing garments made from organic cotton extends your support of environmental efforts.

Organic cotton is touted for its more comfortable feel compared to conventional cotton. The agricultural process is completely natural and does not use chemicals on the soil or plants. The natural process reduces health risks of the workers that grow and harvest cotton crop. The agricultural process benefits the end consumer since their garment will be free of chemicals.

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06

Jun

2010

Atayne Hiking Grind Tee review
Written by Jason Elliot   
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Getting trashed typically doesn't feel great. A night out chugging brews and doing Jaeger bombs will leave you trashed and feeling like you were hit in the head with a sledgehammer the following morning.

Atayne has made trash feel much better than a night of excessive binge drinking. Atayne, based in Brunswick, ME, professes a commitment to producing outdoor apparel from recyclables. Atayne manufactures apparel for outdoor activities ranging from hiking to paddling to yoga.

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11

Apr

2010

Icebreaker GT200 Chase Zip Shirt review
Written by Jason Elliot   
Icebreaker GT200 Zip Shirt
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With the snowy Alps lingering in its backdrop, Irishman Creek Station sits in Mackenzie Country on New Zealand's South Island. Irishman Creek may be best known as the early home to the speed boating phenomenon. Today, it is one of the many places where the Merino wool hails for the Icebreaker GT200 Chase Zip Shirt.

How would you know where the Merino wool in your Icebreaker GT200 Chase Zip Shirt came from? Easy as pie through Icebreaker's unique Baacode.

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17

Feb

2010

Opedix S1 Ski & Board Tights review
Written by Jason Elliot   
Opedix S1 Ski & Board Tights
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With each passing year, the pounding your knees take from a long day of skiing grows. With the increased soreness and discomfort comes a longer recovery time to mend your aching muscles. Many dedicated downhillers will limit their diamond runs and moguls are way out of the question.

Why limit your fun on the mountain?

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04

Jan

2010

Teko Ski Socks review
Written by Jason Elliot   
Teko Ski Socks
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The ski lift is the water cooler of the ski slopes with idle chit chat and conversations.

  • Where are you from?
  • What do you do for a living?
  • Do you like your skis (snowboard)?

And surely, the subject of warmth will be broached. Are you staying warm?

The warmth of you and your liftmates' hands, feet and head enters into the small talk. The enjoyment of your day on the slopes is partly measured by your warmth especially your feet. Warmer feet result in a better day on the slopes.

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22

Dec

2009

Spyder Wool Base Layer Crew Top review
Written by Jason Elliot   
Spyder Wool Base Layer Crew Top
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The Amazing Spider-Man from Marvel Comics is a pop culture icon. His form fitting and flexible red and blue suit not only conceals his identity but also keep him warm in all conditions.

Have you ever seen Spidey wear a parka in the blistering Queens, NY winters when fighting the Green Goblin or Dr. Octopus? Of course not. He's Spider-Man and has is super Spidey suit.

Spider-Man and his special suit is fiction, but the Spyder Wool Base Layer Crew is the real deal. Spyder has designed an all-purpose base layer that is versatile for all outdoor activities.

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