December 3, 2014

Running and hiking through fall and into winter can mean putting up with some cold weather, but it sure beats those hot days! None the less, you might find that warm base layers improve both your comfort and performance. While a pair of lightweight merino or capilene leggings are nice to have around, a pair of compression tights brings a…

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March 6, 2013

March is right around the corner here!.. but we still have plenty of winter ahead of us, plus a lot of cold spring nights. Down clothing is great insulation against the cold when the mercury ducks for cover. For backpacking trips, down can be ideal, especially when it’s being packed away until camp is made. Since down is the most…

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November 28, 2012

REI is a big-box style outdoor manufacturer and retailer based in the US (most goods imported) and most of us are familiar with them. Today I’m going to share my experience with their Kimtah rain jacket which is primarily constructed of eVent, a high-end waterproof breathable material. Specs eVent/Nylon construction Front zipper with storm flap Dual zippered front pockets Zippered…

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