Baby it’s cold outside
So put on your pants and let's run.
Black Diamond’s Winter Arsenal
Suit up and hit the trails this holiday season with some top picks from Black Diamond.
First Look: Arc’teryx Norvan SL Insulated Hoody
First Look: Oiselle Firecracker Kit
Oiselle's Firecracker Kit makes it easy to be seen on the trail or the streets.
First Look: Raidlight Hyperlight MP+ Waterproof Jacket
First Look: Rabbit Mountain Climbers 2.0
A review of the Rabbit Mountain Climbers 2.0, a stylish pair of shorts with great functionality.
First Look: FKT II Short Sleeve by Columbia
Aimed at keeping you cool and dry with zinc oxide (the same stuff you find in sunscreen)
Trail Tested: bitihorn Alpha Hoodie Shirt by Norrona
Overrall, this is an incredibly well-designed piece, especially for the multi-sport alpine athlete, with a sizable price tag.
First Look: Hydrolight Shorts and Tank by Ultimate Direction
The new line by UD is all it's cracked up to be.
First Look: Smartwool Merino Sport Lined Skirt
With a barely-there feel, this skirt with merino liner performs well on long trail runs.
Black Diamond’s Winter ArsenalSponsored by Black Diamond By Owen Clarke A mainstay for quality gear in the mountain-sports world for decades, Black Diamond is also one of the top brands working to push … Continue reading "Black Diamond’s Winter Arsenal"
Arc’teryx Norvan SL Insulated HoodySponsored by Arc’teryx Norvan SL Insulated Hoody Price: $399 Weight: 8.6 oz. (women’s model shown. Men’s is 9.5 oz.) Tech: GORE-TEX SHAKEDRY™ with Coreloft™ Compact 40 insulation Arc’teryx’s lightest GORE-TEX … Continue reading "First Look: Arc’teryx Norvan SL Insulated Hoody"
Oiselle Firecracker KitMaterials: Polyester/spandex Price: Leggings $96, Arm Warmers $32, Earband $24 Best Features: Oiselle’s kit is super-reflective and perfect for shoulder-season layering. Room for Improvement: Arm warmers tend to slide down … Continue reading "First Look: Oiselle Firecracker Kit"
Raidlight Hyperlight MP+ Waterproof JacketMaterials: Membrane 100% Polyurethane, Outer 100% Polyamide Price: $220 Weight: 85grams (Men’s Medium) Waterproofing: 20kmm rating, Breathability: 25K rating Best features: Incredibly lightweight, stretch provides comfort, taped seams, and … Continue reading "First Look: Raidlight Hyperlight MP+ Waterproof Jacket"
Rabbit Mountain Climbers 2.0Materials: 94% poly, 6% spandex Price: $68 Best features: Seven different pockets! Room for improvement: When all seven pockets are weighted, the shorts can slide down The updated Mountain … Continue reading "First Look: Rabbit Mountain Climbers 2.0"
FKT II Short Sleeve by ColumbiaColumbia FKT II Short Sleeve Shirt Materials: 100% Polyester Price: $75.00 Best Features: Comfortable shirt, the fabric helps keep you cool. Room for Improvement: ¼ length zipper might chafe or … Continue reading "First Look: FKT II Short Sleeve by Columbia"
bitihorn Alpha Hoodie Shirt by Norronabitihorn Alpha Hoodie Shirt Materials: Face fabric—90% polyester, 10% elastane / Lining—100% polyester / Panels—100% nylon / Insulation—100% Polartec Alph (proprietary synthetic insulation). Weight: 9.17 ounces Price: $260 Best Features: … Continue reading "Trail Tested: bitihorn Alpha Hoodie Shirt by Norrona"
Hydrolight Shorts and Tank by Ultimate DirectionHydrolight Shorts Price: $85 Weight: 5.1 ounces Best Features: Great quality, no-bounce bottle pockets, no chafing. Room for Improvement: It could use a small, secure pocket for a key. Ultimate … Continue reading "First Look: Hydrolight Shorts and Tank by Ultimate Direction"
Smartwool Merino Sport Lined SkirtMerino Sport Lined Skirt by Smartwool Materials: Body—86% Polyester, 14% Elastane; Trim—82% Nylon, 18% Elastane; Lining—54% Merino Wool, 46% Polyester Weight: 4.5 ounces Price: $70 Best Features: Good fit, light … Continue reading "First Look: Smartwool Merino Sport Lined Skirt"
Rhythm Tee by Black DiamondBlack Diamond Rhythm Tee Materials: 57% nylon, 43% wool Price: $75 Best Features: Lightweight, wicking ability and comfort. Room for Improvement: May run slightly large. The wool boom of several … Continue reading "First Look: Rhythm Tee by Black Diamond"