Category: Clothing Reviews

Travel Jackets and Vests for Women with Concealed Pockets

Finding the right travel jacket or vest can be daunting when there seems to be so many different options for jackets on the market today. However, the reality is, a good travel jacket or vest will have extra necessary… Read More

Salomon Women’s Snowtrip Winter Boots Review

Sometimes in our winter treks, a heavy duty mountaineering boot just isn’t needed. Thus we can go with a much lighter boot as long as it keeps our tootsies warm on the trail. Having wide feet in a… Read More

Petite Pants Part 2: Finding the Right Fit

With all the challenges facing the petite woman in finding properly fitting athletic/outdoor pants, it can be quite overwhelming and frustrating at times. After spending hours in the store, hours online and continuously walking away empty handed, most… Read More

Keen Women’s Voyageur Shoes Review

The Keen Women’s hikers, Voyageur, are an extremely comfortable, durable pair of hiking shoes. Unfortunately though, they have the typical Keen hard rubber outsole which has dangerously poor traction on wet surfaces. I was looking for a solid… Read More

Petite Pants Part 1: “Short” Does Not Mean “Petite”

This article is the first of a three part series on the specifications, fit, sizing, selection and purchasing of petite pants for your athletic and outdoor pursuits. If you are looking for some advice on finding pants for… Read More

Outdoor Research Women’s Aspire Jacket Review

Tired of going through less costly fabrics that solely relied on their DWR finish to repel water, I was on the market for a jacket with a waterproof/breathable membrane. Going with the most reliable, well known membranes on… Read More

EMS Women’s Trailhead Zip-Off Pants Review

Initial Review So, after picking these up at the store I was just so excited about these new pants I couldn’t wait to share my enthusiasm with a quick initial review. Being petite it is sooooo hard to… Read More

Eastern Mountain Sports Orion Jacket Review

A decent winter mountaineering shell these days can be overwhelmingly expensive, costing upwards of $400. I searched around for a model with comparative specs to the expensive brands with a cheaper pricetag and came across the EMS Women’s… Read More

Under Armour Tech Heatgear T-Shirt Review

When you’re active in multiple sports it’s important to have tops that can be used for a variety of different activities. Particularly in the summer, I need a top that can be used for bike riding, kayaking or… Read More

Marmot Ama Dablam Jacket Review

Starting out in 1974 making goose down filled jackets, sleeping bags and vests, Marmot now has almost 40 years of experience in making high quality down-filled adventure gear and clothing. When it comes to the wintertime, few jackets match… Read More

New Balance Minimus 10 Trail Review

It was right before my last adventure vacation and I was looking for a multisport shoe that could do light hiking, biking, whitewater rafting and potentially be my go to, all around shoe in the future. I stopped at EMS… Read More

LLBean Waterproof Trail Model Hikers II Review

Two of my favorite stores for outdoor gear are REI and LLBean. Both have great customer service and unmatched return policies. As my hunt for the perfect hiking shoes and gear continues, I tend to migrate to these… Read More

Marmot Womens Crystalline Jacket Review

Last spring I was outfitting myself with ultralight gear and a new rain jacket purchase was on the agenda. I wanted to be able to take it backpacking, peak bagging, day hiking and also wear it casually. After… Read More

LLBean 850 Ultralight Down Jacket Review

Down is the warmest, most lightweight insulation material on the market today. In the last couple decades, outdoor clothing manufacturer’s have gone ahead and taken advantage of this, and continued to make winter clothing and gear using increasingly… Read More

The North Face TKA 100 Microveleur 1/4 Zip Fleece Review

Looking for that perfect fleece? There are a ton of options on the market right now when it comes to fleece tops, and it’s important to do your research before ending up with a heavy, poorly built top… Read More

REI Mistral Pants Review

Durable, reliable, top performing pairs of outdoor pants are essential to enjoying your favorite activities year round. REI offers a decent variety of outdoor pants in both tall and petite sizes. The REI Women’s Mistral Pants are a high… Read More

Sierra Designs Hurricane HP Rain Pants Review

Having quality raingear is essential when you are out on the trail. There are many manufacturers of rain pants out there but few who sell a pair of rain pants sized specifically for petite individuals. Thankfully, Sierra Designs… Read More

Hoo-rag Buff / Bandana Review

As every hiker, backpacker and traveler knows, one essential item to bring on every trip is your favorite bandana. More recently, companies have created a product called Buff’s to replace the traditional bandana. These are a mix of… Read More

Marmot Jena Down Jacket Review

With almost 40 years of making high quality down outdoor gear and clothing, Marmot’s insulated jacket designs are top notch. They pride themselves in using only the finest goose down fill in their products. The Marmot Jena Jacket… Read More

The North Face Resolve Rain Jacket Review

One of the key items needed for enjoying all types of outdoor activities is a reliable, versatile rain jacket. There are a lot of options on the market including the North Face Womens Resolve Rain Jackets. Here we… Read More