A Hard Shell for the Hard Charger

Tested: Westcomb Focus Hoody

Traveling fast and light on a backpacking or climbing trip is a worthy goal. But while less junk stuffed in your pack means easier miles of trail, sometimes what's left behind would otherwise keep you warm, dry and comfortable. Westcomb's Focus Hoody claims to provide excellent protection in an ultralight form. We took it into the elements to see how it would fare.

Don't Let Moisture Slow You Down

66° North Glymur Men’s Jacket

Pretty much any dude who has spent even one night outdoors knows of brands like North Face and Patagonia. They have a reputation for making high quality gear that many outdoor enthusiasts swear by (including several of Gear Patrol’s editors). Being the type of men who are always curious to discover new brands though, we...

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