Apparel

Toad & Co. Chaka Skirt
Angie Mangels
Despite being a tomboy, I find myself drawn to wearing skirts, mostly because they’re versatile, comfortable, easy to dress up or down, and look better than just wearing tights. The Chaka by Toad & Co. fits the bill perfectly for ready-to-go-anywhere attire. Read more >>
Pearl Izumi Select Escape
David Tucker
A lightweight shell is a staple and especially useful in spring. Whether you’re running, biking, hiking, or fishing, having a water-repellent windproof layer will keep you comfortable and safe when the weather turns. Read more >>
Pearl Izumi Escape Pro Review
Chris McCarthy
Pearl Izumi is known for great cycling gear, and I’m sure cyclists will find the P.R.O. Escape Softshell and P.R.O. Escape Thermal great additions for their late-winter / early-spring riding. Read more >>
Dakine Beretta Jacket
Mio Alt
Charging burly lines demands burly apparel, and the Berreta line from Dakine offers just that. Read more >>
Toad & Co., Boxcan Shirt
Angie Mangels
Boxcan Sherpa Overshirt Read more >>
Arborwear Campbell Hill Jacket
England, Mike
The down puffy coat—that ubiquitous anorak beloved by outdoor enthusiasts everywhere—has always suffered two major flaws: one, at any temperature above freezing, it’s pretty much a dry-sauna for your torso; and two, the flimsy nylon skin opens up with the slightest of scratches, spewing feathers Read more >>
Brooks-Range Alpini Anorak Review
Tucker, David
While winter is a ways off, we still have plenty of cold nights and crisp mornings to endure, neither of which is going to keep me inside. Read more >>
Outdoor Research Helium II Review
Tucker, David
No matter what I’m doing, if I’m outside, I need a good storm jacket. Problem is, if there’s no rain in the forecast and room in my pack is at a premium, I usually end up forgoing a shell. Read more >>
Outside Bozeman, Gear Reviews
Tucker, David
Gear for the 4th.This July 4, as you celebrate freedom and the rebellious nature of our forefathers, take a moment to consider some liberating gear options. The items listed here will definitely inject life and liberty into your pursuit of summer happiness.   Read more >>
Outdoor Research Placid Jacket
Brogger, Lilly
I’ve owned a number of puffy-coats and find that most leave me chilled or make me look like the abominable snowman. Read more >>
Ternua Ascent GTX Pro
Pogge, Drew
Ternua is a new company to the U.S., but has been making quality products in Spain for 20 years. Read more >>
Patagonia Refugitive
Doar, Melissa
If you’ve spent any time in Montana’s mountains, you know how unpredictable the conditions can be. Built to endure those conditions, Patagonia’s Refugitive hardshell is my new go-to jacket for all seasons. Read more >>
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Krueger, Ryan
Did you know that it’s possible to get the warmth of a giant puffy jacket without wandering the streets of Bozeman looking like the Michelin Man? Read more >>
base layer, crew shirt
England, Mike
In the fall, when temperatures swing like a bipolar monkey on meth, a good base layer is paramount. Sherpa Adventure Gear’s Vayu Long-Sleeve Crew fits the bill, breathing during the heat of day and insulating through the cold of dawn and dusk. Read more >>
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Ian Roderer
When I’m out in the mountains, two of the most important things are freedom of movement and staying dry. Read more >>
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Chris McCarthy
It’s tough to find a single pair of pants for the entire hunting season: thin enough for those balmy early-October days, but thick enough for la Read more >>
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Chris McCarthy
If you’re searching a new hunting-season baselayer, look no further than the Sitka Core Midweight Zip-T. Read more >>
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Brian England
Having successfully eschewed the puffy-coat craze since it began, I was hesitant to embrace the Stio Azura XT hoodie. But after a certain O/B editor admonished me—“yes, they are trendy, but goddamn are they warm,”—I gave in. Read more >>
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Simon Peterson
Featuring three-layer Gore-Tex Pro, an alpine fit with articulated and pre-shaped sleeves, pit-zips, plenty of pockets, and a fully adjustable hood, the Mountain Equipment Lhotse does it all in a comfy and efficient way. Read more >>
CoolCore Crush-It Tee
David Tucker
It's the middle of summer in Montana: "hot" doesn't begin to describe what it can feel like on the trails this time of year. Luckily, apparel technology has reached the point where our clothes are actually making us cooler. Sounds gimmicky, but it's true. Read more >>
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