Gear Review: Arc’Teryx Alpha SV Jacket with Gore-Tex Pro

When it comes to making high-quality outdoor gear for use on our adventures, Arc’teryx has always been at the top of the list in terms of fit, function, and durability. The company has made a reputation for creating some of the best performance products on the market, maintaining a laser-like focus on creating outdoor apparel … Read more

Gear Junkie Picks the Best Down Jackets of 2020

Yesterday we saw a run-down of the best sleeping bags that are currently on the market, with some good options for staying warm and getting a good night’s sleep in the backcountry. Today, we have a similar round-up with another important piece of gear that every outdoor enthusiast should own — the classic puffy jacket. … Read more

Video: How Does a Budget Down Jacket Compare to a Mountain Hardwear Ghost Whisperer?

Ever wonder how expensive outdoor gear compares to the more affordable, budget models? This video takes that question and runs with it, giving us a comparison between a $65 down jacket versus the pricier $300 Mountain Hardwear Ghost Whisperer. We all know that the Ghost Whisperer is a highly regarded piece of kit that reviewers … Read more

Video: Is Gore-Tex Worth the Extra Cash?

We all know that Gore-Tex is one of the materials that is commonly used in our favorite outdoor gear. We also know that it tends to be the standard that all other waterproof, windproof, and breathable fabrics is compared to. Gear that uses Gore-Tex tends to be a bit pricer than those that don’t, which … Read more