Icebreaker Stratus Jacket Review

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Icebreaker wasn’t exactly wool-gathering when some smart design person conceived the new Stratus long-sleeved hooded jacket.With a few tweaks, this coat could become an ideal equipment addition to any snowshoer’s or cold-weather hiker’s list of must-have items.
The jacket, which … Continue reading

Review: Atlas Elektra Access

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When I first received these snowshoes the first thought that went through my head was “what a color”. The turquoise mixed with the black and the yellow bindings made these snowshoes stand out, especially when compared to all the black … Continue reading

Refrigiwear Puffer Jacket and Hood Base Layer Review

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It’s not often that a company downplays its products, but Refrigiwear is the exception to that rule. I’ve been testing out its horizontal puffer jacket and hooded base layer pullover, and they’ve been impressive so far.

The jacket is a … Continue reading

Review: Stio Women’s Hometown Down Hooded Jacket

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It’s hard to find a jacket more versatile than the Stio Women’s Hometown Down Hooded Jacket. I was in search of a jacket that could double as the perfect jacket for snowshoeing and for one I could wear out and … Continue reading

Outdoor Research Floodlight jacket review

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The new Outdoor Research Floodlight jacket just might be my current favorite piece of winter attire.
The down-filled jacket has a rating of 800+ fill power (goose down) is also fully waterproof. That makes it akin to one of the … Continue reading

Review: Mountainsmith Scream 25

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After searching long and hard for a lightweight backpack that is both comfortable and roomy, it was with great relief I stumbled across this one. I have to admit I was a little worried when I received it, as it … Continue reading

Gear Review: The IceStorm Insulated Waist Pak is a Respectable All Weather Hydration Belt

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I’ll be the first to admit, I’m not an insane snowshoe enthusiast, pitting myself against the elements with my boots strapped into a pair of high-priced powder rompers every chance I get. That said, I am familiar with freezing temperatures. … Continue reading

Yukon Charlie’s Racing Snowshoes Debut at 2016 USSSA National Snowshoe Championships

Just introduced, the new Yukon Charlie's® Race Ultra-Lite™ "engineered from the ground up" for a high performance super-light racer . . . and decked out in Lime signifying lower course times.

What better way to introduce snowshoe racing models than elevating them to center stage. Yukon Charlie’s Snowshoes enters the 2016 United States Snowshoe National Championships as a contributing sponsor for their first foray into the country’s signature snowshoe event. This … Continue reading

Gear Review: Helios Hooded Jacket

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Puffy is back … at least that’s what I decided as soon as I slid my arms through the feather-light sleeves of the Helios Hooded Jacket and zipped up a wall of fluff … Continue reading

The Running Shoe You Need for Snowshoe Racing

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Saucony Ride 8 GTX (men’s)

When it comes to snowshoe racing, snowshoe options abound with many companies delivering light and fast racing models. But although zippy snowshoes can save time on race day, remember that your actual shoes are just … Continue reading

Gear Review: Walk on Ice with Improved Kahtoola MICROspikes

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For some, trails like this one on Mt. Abraham (VT) are all too familiar.

Nightmarish icy hikes: we’ve all been there. You’re on a late fall hike up a mountain. The trail conditions were fine at the bottom, but as … Continue reading

Etymotic Research Inc MK5 Isolator Series

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If you are like me, you are always looking for the next best thing when it comes to audio reproduction. I’ve gone through many headphones over the last 5 years looking for the one that fits most of my situations. … Continue reading