Helly Hansen Odin Stretch Insulator Review

The Odin Stretch by Helly Hansen integrates Primaloft Gold Active insulation, an elastic but warm synthetic insulation, to improve mobility without sacrificing durability or thermal performance. This is my review: As alluded to above, the Odin Stretch is built around 80 grams of Primaloft Gold Active insulation. This synthetic insulation is compressible, warm, quick drying, … More Helly Hansen Odin Stretch Insulator Review

Montbell U.L. Thermawrap Jacket Review

The U.L. Thermawrap jacket from Montbell is designed to function in wet or mixed conditions as an ultralight mid or outer layer. I’ve been putting it through every situation imaginable, and it’s performed exceptionally well. This is my review. Constructed primarily of hydro-phobic Exceloft insulation, the Thermawrap is built to hold up in a wide variety … More Montbell U.L. Thermawrap Jacket Review

Helly Hansen Vertex Stretch Jacket Review

Fall is an amazing season: Changing colors, cooling air, and fresh jackets from Helly Hansen. The new Vertex Stretch is a polyester, slick faced hoodie designed for high intensity activities like backpacking, jogging, and repeatedly diving face first into piles of leaves. This is my review. The Vertex Stretch hoodie is what is called a “go” … More Helly Hansen Vertex Stretch Jacket Review

Big Agnes Dunkley Belay jacket Review

When it comes to jackets, synthetic materials are especially useful. They’re warm, durable, and provide reliable protection when precipitation starts rolling in. The Dunkley Belay Jacket from Big Agnes is a serious cold weather jacket with just such benefits, but it also adds packability and compressibility to the mix. The Dunkley Belay is a hooded … More Big Agnes Dunkley Belay jacket Review