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Rab Phantom Pull-On: Weather Protection for all the Skyline

In the Phantom Pull-On, Rab has created a peculiar ultra-lightweight option in their Skyline (mountain, trailrunning) line.

Veilance Haedn LT: Summer Suiting in High-Performance Wool

With the Haedn blazer, Veilance went for a look much more like standard, good, menswear. The silhouette is still much cleaner, much more minimalistic, than most of fashion….

Wearables as #GetAtHome Tools

Wearables, especially for fitness, have risen tremendously in popularity – and often been criticized as trendy products that never deliver on their promise. Beyond health and fitness, I…

Ultimate Direction Hydro(Light) Skin Short Review

Summer runs can be a particular challenge. It’s good to carry a phone; summer heat means there’s a need to carry some water; I usually carry some camera…

Dreaming of Mountain Nights, Getting to Know the Rab Mythic Ultra Sleeping Bag

Normally, I’d hope to be spending some nights up on a mountain. Dreaming of that, I finally bought a sleeping bag that should be great – and we…

A Veilance Anniversary Review: Style Sustainability through Performance and Durability

Veilance, now no longer “Arc’teryx Veilance,” will only tell you something if you are into performance menswear. Between the ups-and-downs of fashion, sustainability, and the question of personal…

Alocs Gongfu Cha Tea Set, the Basics

Ever thought of a tea picnic outdoors, maybe even during a hike, instead of espresso? There is gear for that, in the form of Alocs’ Xun Tang (Xing…

Rab Flashpoint Pull-On: Ultralight Rain Protection in Review

Nothing worse in everyday adventures, be they urban or mountain microexploration, than getting soaked. Rab gave me a chance (full disclosure: in the form of a PR sample,…

Outdoor Research Interstellar Bivy Review: Tiny Home Between the Stars

The Interstellar Bivy from Outdoor Research sets out to hit a sweet spot between lightness, protection, and usability – with a “wearable” approach to what a bivy can…