Ridge Merino Solstice Sun Hoodie Long-Term Review

This fall I chose the Solstice Lightweight Hoody from Ridge Merino for a big bikepacking trip in the American West. The Western Wildlands section ride followed dirt roads through the plains of southern Idaho, the high plateaus of Utah, and the barren desert of northern Arizona. The month-long adventure included …

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Outdoor Research Helium Rain Jacket Long-Term Review

The Helium Rain Jacket has been keeping ounce-counting adventurers dry and warm for over ten years. This detailed review shares how mine held up to heavy use and what I like and dislike about the latest version.

38 Tips for Staying Warm While Backpacking

It’s hard to enjoy the backcountry when you’re freezing your buns off. Here are all my best tips for staying warm while backpacking, even if you get cold as easily as I do.

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