Tag: Mountain Hardwear

Behind The Scenes: Mountain Hardwear Product Design

Mountain Hardwear

Last week, I had the opportunity to join a small group of media for a behind the scenes look at how Mountain Hardwear approaches product design. After a brief sneak peek at what the Spring ’16 line will include for the company (more on that this summer but it involves gear inspired by Ueli’s next crazy adventure, plus Progressive Trail, Active Camp, and Equipment categories), we spent the day working in small teams consisting of sponsored athletes, product designers, and media to play fantasy gear design, if you will.

Essential Ice Climbing Layers

Ice Climb Layers

The key to staying warm when ice climbing is to dress in layers. You need to be able to start out the day wearing just your baselayer or midlayer for the approach, then continue to add and remove layers throughout the day as you climb and belay. This is my current ice climbing apparel setup for the season. While the individual pieces may change from year to year, the general layering concept remains the same.

Winter Running Essentials

Winter Running Essentials

Running makes for an incredibly simple gear list and running in winter is no different–all you need are warm clothes and some shoes in order to head out the door. Here are some of our favorite pieces for running in colder weather.

Roundup Of The Season’s Best Outdoor Shorts


The warmer weather of summer always brings with it an uptick in activity, to which my Endomondo account can attest. Over the past few months, the trails around Pittsburgh have served as a head-to-head testing ground for outdoor shorts from Outdoor Research, Icebreaker, Sherpa Adventure Gear, Salomon, and Mountain Hardwear. The purpose of the test was to look for shorts that covered a wide variety of fabrics and designs, and that could be used for multiple activities both on and off the trail. You will find my thoughts on each below.

Mountain Hardwear Super Light Plasmic Jacket Review

Mt Washington Summit

I just returned from a multi-sport adventure week in the Northeast. Days of rainy and muddy mountain biking in Vermont followed by a few days of hiking across the Presidential Range in New Hampshire, meant my Mountain Hardwear Super Light Plasmic Jacket was an integral part of my daily gear lineup.

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