We called the men’s version of the Patagonia R1 TechFace Hoody, “just about perfect.” Now we weigh in on the women’s R1 Tech Face Hoody — how well it works across a broad range of activities, and how it compares to the original R1 Hoody.
Lots of our reviewers love the original Outdoor Research Ferrosi Jacket, and now there’s a new, burlier version called the Ferrosi Summit. So how much of the original Ferrosi’s versatility does the Summit version maintain, and just how much burlier is it?
The Mammut Eisfeld Light Hoody and Pants’ new fabric technology makes them stand out from the competition, and when combined with the rest of their design, this makes the Eisfeld Light kit a solid soft shell option for alpine climbing.
High-quality goggles have become quite expensive, but Glade Optics is aiming to change that with their Challenger goggle. We spent much of this season testing the Challenger, and have come away very impressed. Check out our review and our Glade lens comparisons.
When we asked our outerwear editor what he thought of the new Patagonia R1 TechFace Hoody, he started saying things like “perfect,” “dialed,” and “my new favorite piece of apparel.” Check out his review to find out why.
With a removable chin bar, the Leatt DBX 3.0 Enduro helmet gives riders the option of a half-shell helmet on the way up, and then full-face coverage on the way down. We’ve been very impressed by its versatility, and you can check out our full review here.
Arc’teryx says their soft shell Procline FL Pant is for “high output technical climbs and challenging ski descents,” and after over 40 days in it, we weigh in on how the Procline FL handles both aspects of that description.
The Norrona Lofoten Alpha Raw Zip Hoodie is yet another interesting addition to the active insulation category, and we think it’s definitely worth a look if you’re in the market for a cozy, warm, and light mid layer.