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Quality clothing can quite literally be the barrier between you and death

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The ability to stay dry, maintain a stable core temperature, and move freely can be the deciding factors of survivability in an emergency situation. Below you will find some recommendations from a technical fabrics and clothing enthusiast, who has suffered for this knowledge in mountains, deserts, and rain forests. This series will cover everything from base layers to waterproof outerwear and footwear. Remember, there is no such thing as bad weather, just bad clothing.  Base Layers Use material type and weight as a guide for choosing the right base layer. Depending on the conditions and activity, I prefer either Merino...

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Quality clothing can quite literally be the barrier between you and death

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The ability to stay dry, maintain a stable core temperature, and move freely can be the deciding factors of survivability in an emergency situation. Below you will find some recommendations from a technical fabrics and clothing enthusiast, who has suffered for this knowledge in mountains, deserts, and rain forests.  This series will cover everything from base layers to waterproof outerwear and footwear. Remember, there is no such thing as bad weather, just bad clothing.  I love being outside regardless of the weather and I’m constantly searching for new tools to make it a better experience. If you have any suggestions...

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Thinking about investing in a technical ski bib and shell? Consider Columbia’s new backcountry ski kit, launching this fall.

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Columbia has long made downhill ski apparel in a broad range of prices. From entry-level like the ever-popular Bugaboo Ski Pant to pinnacle Summit Series kits, the brand has a reputation as a solid value for good products. Now, Columbia is taking it up a notch in terms of performance. The brand will launch its first-ever technical backcountry ski shell and bib this fall. I tested the full kit during a short trip to Aspen Mountain.  Note: I tested the women’s shell and bib, but there is a men’s kit launching as well.  The Peak Pursuit 3L Shell The Peak Pursuit collection...

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