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It’s that time of the year again in the Northern hemisphere — precipitation is falling, cold winds are blowing, and the mornings and nights are brisk. You know what this means, it’s time to pull out that old down jacket you’ve had for the last few seasons — or, invest in a new one. If… Read More

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Winter in Colorado is cold. Really cold. And beautiful. Which is why I love long underwear, because then I can stand to be outside and soak in the beauty without freezing to death. I’ve tried many brands throughout the years to keep warm in the dead of the Colorado winter – never have I been… Read More

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“Ice!” my partner yelled from above as he ascended the third pitch of Ames Ice Hose, a classic three star WI 5 M6 climb in Telluride, Colorado. Snow and ice rained down on my head as I wrangled my way deep into the hanging icy belay. My cold hands carefully extricated my favorite climbing jacket-… Read More

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Wool is an amazing fiber. It has a bad reputation for being itchy, but that reputation is based on outdated information and harvesting methods. When you get to know it better the finer side of wool comes out which, contrary to an outdated reputation, is super soft and incredibly warm. Fine wool comes from Merino… Read More

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When you think of down it’s easy to conclude you only need it for the winter, when it is undeniably cold. A recent trip down to the relatively balmy Delta region by Rio Vista, California, where the Sacramento River meets the San Franciso bay, contradicted this. It was mid-summer, with 75 degree midday temperatures (23°… Read More

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  Light broke to reveal a fresh coat of snow; the cold, light kind Colorado is known for. While driving through Boulder the roads had a veneer of packed powder so there was no sense in pushing the speed limit, even if I was running a bit late. Better to arrive late to the trailhead… Read More

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The Red Fox Vector GTX II jacket has been a staple in my pack/gear bag since I’ve had it. Living next to Rocky Mountain National Park, I’m happy to have a rugged jacket that I don’t need to pamper. I’m able to throw this in with the rest of my gear and take off into… Read More

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Despite the plethora of outdoor clothing companies in the United States, finding outdoor gear that’s functional, fashionable, and affordable isn’t always easy. But Red Fox’s Flight Lite down jacket meets all these requirements. It’s obvious this Russian company’s leaders, most of whom are mountaineers, have a wealth of experience in the high peaks and they… Read More

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Professional climber and web developer Jason Nelson has been testing and utilizing the highest quality outdoor gear on the market for decades. We recently asked him to test out some of our high end products. Check out his video on the Red Fox Expedition Roller Duffel. The X6 GTX is Red Fox’s burliest 3-layer GORE-TEX®… Read More

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Red Fox’s Trek II Jacket is a versatile multi-sport weather shell designed to keep you outside and comfortable during windy or rainy weather. Made of Dry Factor 3000, the exterior of the Trek II Jacket is windproof and waterproof while maintaining its breathability. The jacket also features sealed zippers throughout the exterior of the jacket and… Read More

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The Red Fox Vinson Storm Jacket, a stormproof shell for mountaineering and climbing, is waterproof, breathable, and built to move. It touts a high-reach underarm gusset with pit vents, pre-shaped sleeves with articulated elbows, single-hand hem adjustment, and raised hand pockets (so you can still get into them while wearing a harness). In addition, the… Read More

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This fall 2014 I taught a Wilderness Medicine course in Leavenworth, Washington. Dew fell from the sky morning, afternoon, and evening, onto a landscape replete with fallen leaves and a thick layer of pine needles. Actually, I think it was supposed to be called “rain,” but since it was on the supposedly drier Eastern slope… Read More

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  Check out Tory Power’s overview of the jacket on our YouTube channel, or see the video below. The Karakorum is Red Fox’s ultra warm baffled down jacket, made for mountaineering in extremely cold, high alpine conditions. It has trim-cut lower sleeves/cuffs and a helmet-compatible snorkel hood with a two-way adjustment. The height of the down chambers… Read More

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Then Red Fox adds details that make the difference between any old shell and a functional jacket you can rely on when the going gets tough.

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I bought my first puffy jacket at a Salt Lake City thrift shop when I was 20-years-old.

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