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Outdoor Research Tech Tee Shirt Review

In this video review, I take a look at a trio of technical tee shirts. The Ignitor is the most comfortable and similar to a cotton shirt. The Echo is the lightest of the bunch and feels like no shirt at all. The Gauge is the highest performing and has magic fabric that dries and breathes exceptionally well. One for every occasion!

I received the shirts from Outdoor Research for review,…

Outdoor Research Performance Trucker Hat Review

In this video, I do a quick review of the Outdoor Research Performance Trucker Hat. This hat combines the best of both worlds with fit and comfort. It has a snap back closure and flex fit elastic inside. Quick drying and super comfortable.

I received the hat from Outdoor Research for review, but don’t worry, you can’t buy my…

Outdoor Research Ascendant Hoody Review

In this video review, I take a look at the Outdoor Research Ascendant Hoody.  This softshell is super comfortable and perfect for the shoulder seasons.  The Pertex shell will shed a light rain or some snow flurries but it still breathes during high output activities.  The hoody style is simple and lightweight, but still extremely functional.

I received the hoody from Outdoor Researc…

Outdoor Research Transition Hoody Review

In this video review, I take a look at the Outdoor Research Transition Hoody. This lightweight fleece hoody is made of Polartec Grid fleece and it’s super stretchy! I love the weight and fit of this piece. It’s perfect for high output activities such as bouldering and climbing, biking, and running when it’s cold out.

I received the hoody from Outdoor Research for review, but don’t…

Outdoor Research Helium II Review

In this video review, I take a look at the Outdoor Research Helium II Jacket.  This ultra lightweight piece is built for flash storm protection.  There is no excuse not to take this jacket if their is a chance of rain because it packs down so small!  The features are minimal but the beauty lies in the streamlined design.  You can squeeze this thing in the smallest of places for that iffy…

Metolius Alpine PAS Review

In this video, I review the Metolius Alpine PAS. The PAS stands for “Personal Anchor System”. This versatile and light weight piece is basically a chain link of webbing. It’s full strength from any point and it’s quite useful when cleaning anchors on a single pitch route, extending a rappel, or any multi-pitch environment.

I received the PAS from Verde Brand Communications and…

Cypher Vesta Sport Quickdraw Review

This review is of the Cypher Vesta Sport Quickdraw, which is a redesign of the original Vesta draw.  The dogbone is totally different and a huge improvement.  It’s super stiff and perfect for hard sport climbing.  You can get the Vesta Sport with a straight gate or wire gate rope end, but I prefer the wire gate.

I received the draws from Liberty Mountain and Cypher Climbing for…

Two Ogres Chalkzilla Review

In this video, I review the Two Ogres Chalkzilla chalk bucket. This chalk bucket has an excellent closing system, a little front pocket, and two big grab handles. The fleece interior keeps chalk dust at bay and the Chalkzilla is made in the USA!

I received the chalk bucket from Two Ogres for review, but don’t worry, you can’t buy my…

Two Ogres Swaddle Case Review

In this video, I review the Two Ogres Swaddle Case for the GoPro camera.  This minimalist case is the only case you really need in my opinion.  Large cases just take up room and they never hold exactly what you need.  Plus that stuff is durable anyhow!  You just need to protect the camera if running it naked, or the lens when using the housing.  Try this one out!

I received the cas…

Outdoor Research Foray Review

In this video review, I take a look at the Outdoor Research Foray jacket.  This ultralight Gore Tex Paclite rain shell will keep you dry during those summer rainstorms but won’t weight you down.  It’s got lots of innovative features such as a poncho style opening that allow you to fully vent if you get a bit warm.  To me, this is an ideal three season rain jacket.

I received t…

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