Category Archive: Pants

Bushman Treon Shorts

Bushman Treon Shorts Review

Sometimes you want to look like you are decked out in the most high tech gear around. Other times you want to keep a slightly lower profile. In these circumstances a pair of shorts like the Bushman Treon’s will let you blend into the crowd while still maintaining the level of performance you are accustomed […]

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Prana Zion Pants

Prana Stretch Zion Pant Review

The Prana Stretch Zion pants are, without a doubt, my favorite pants of all time. Not just favorite hiking pants but favorite pants, ever. I’d wear these things all day every day if I could get away with it. They are comfortable, have excellent breathability, work in both hot and cold temperatures, and are super […]

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Outdoor Research Axcess Pants Review

When I’m skiing at the resort my go to pair of pants are the Outdoor Research Axcess Pant.  They are a full GORE-TEX® pant (great for when you are forced to sit on a wet chairlift all day long) with a light layer of PrimaLoft insulation.  At the resort I always get too warm on the ski […]

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What emergency equipment do you bring into the backcountry?

Lately I’ve been taking a look at the emergency gear I bring with me during backcountry skiing day tours – something I try to do at the beginning of every season.  Its important to continually evaluate what you bring along.  As your survival skills, equipment, and mountaineering abilities evolve the gear you require to stay safe in […]

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Outdoor Research Valhalla Pants Review

Outdoor Research’s Valhalla pants are made for backcountry skiers who want a comfortable, breathable, lightweight softshell.  Made from Gore Windstopper, they are very thin but offer excellent weather protection.  I love these pants because of their flexibility – primarily because they are great for layering. I would call these pants a true “soft” shell and I would […]

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Arc’teryx Atom LT Pants Review

The Arc’teryx Atom LT pants are one of the only pieces of clothing I use that contains synthetic insulation.  I wanted a lower body insulation layer that could stand up to the weather.  When I get wet it always seems that my pants get wetter than any other item I’m wearing.  While treated down is […]

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Outdoor Research Salvo Pants Review

The Outdoor Research Salvo pants are a lightweight soft shell made out of Gore Windstopper.  To test these pants I wore them during a recent summit of Mt. Rainier and they preformed beautifully.  I was looking for a thin pant that would block the wind and keep me dry but not make me over heat – […]

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Outdoor Research Cirque Pants Review

The Outdoor Research Cirque pants are a great backcountry skiing pant.  They offer excellent water protection, the right amount of breathability, nice wide legs to go over ski boots, reinforced lower legs so you skis or crampons don’t chew them up, they are very durable and offer a nice adjustable waist so you can fit […]

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CAMP B-Dry EVO Rain Pants Review

The B-Dry EVO Rain Pant by CAMP is made for one thing – to keep you dry when its poring rain without weighing a gram more than necessary.  According to the manufacturer the B-Dry pants are made out of a ripstop nylon that “has a silicon treatment on the outside to shed water and add strength” […]

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