Tested: Mazama Sidestream

Tested: Mazama Sidestream

Drinking from a hip pack has never been super easy when you’re running or riding a bike. Either you’re reaching back, grabbing blindly for a water bottle, or you’re wrangling a long hose that’s annoying at best and a snag-risk at worst. The Mazama Sidestream addresses...
Tested: Dakota Grizzly Sawyer

Tested: Dakota Grizzly Sawyer

I wore this button-front shirt straight from happy hour to the skate park. The naturally wicking cotton/poly blend kept me comfortable and cool, despite my spending a lot of time on my backside. And, unlike my pants, the fine-woven fabric didn’t rip! The cut is...
Tested: Club Ride Commander

Tested: Club Ride Commander

These have been my go-to mountain biking bottoms for the past few months, and I love the comfort fit and stretchy, double-weave fabric that doesn’t feel like it’s going to tear if I crash. Speaking of which, the water-repellant finish is also dirt resistant! There’s a...
Tested: Mountain Khakis Outdoorist 24L

Tested: Mountain Khakis Outdoorist 24L

Mountain Khakis is expanding its lineup of packs and bags, and the sleek Outdoorist is a pretty sweet addition. The interior of the pack is roomy and has plenty of compartments. A huge exterior pocket is perfect for grab-and-go items. The 24L (it also comes in a 30L...
Tested: Dakota Grizzly Brewer Polo

Tested: Dakota Grizzly Brewer Polo

This lightweight polo has become our to-go top for warm weather activities. It looks good around the campfire and behind the desk on casual Fridays. The simple textured, cotton knit is so comfortable against the skin, it could double as a pajama top. The stitching and...
Tested: Free Country Crafton Venture Pile Fleece Jacket

Tested: Free Country Crafton Venture Pile Fleece Jacket

An affordable, high-loft fleece jacket is hard to find. Free Country’s Crafton Venture Pile Fleece is just the thing you need to ward of the last chilly days spring has to offer. An adjustable hem locks out the cold, and the double-sided pile fleece is crazy soft. Two...