The Helly Hansen Icefall down jacket is one well-designed coat, but it might not be quite what it seems. Most people think of a down jacket as synonymous with a great deal of warmth, and that’s something the Icefall delivers … Continue reading
I didn’t know it was possible to be warm in -40 degrees celsius (-40° F) weather. Apparently it is. All thanks to the Montebello Parka from Canada Goose. Wow is this jacket ever warm! It has been a dream of … Continue reading
The Pacaya from Cotopaxi is a mid layer jacket, lightweight and water resistant jacket made from woven nylon. The insulation in the jacket was actually first used for special forces, designed to be warm when sitting still and breathable when … Continue reading
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
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
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
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
This gear review starts with a warning. Once you have a battery in your jacket and gloves, there may be no going back.
I’ll admit to being skeptical when I first heard about battery-heated clothing. Is it really comfortable to … Continue reading
Gear and apparel companies are constantly in pursuit of creating products worthy of being deemed with the industry’s most coveted superlatives: warmest, lightest, thinnest, most innovative.
NuDown, a small company out of Reno, Nevada is seeking to define a new … Continue reading
The Crosslight II fleece paired with the hooded TurboDown jacket is an ideal layering system for winter adventures, and a perfect marriage of natural fibers and synthetics that lead to high performance in inclement weather.
To test them I headed … Continue reading