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Backpacker Magazine – September 2008
Our testers faced raging blizzards, pounding hail, frigid temps, and 60-mph winds to select these top clothes.
All weights are for men's large (unless otherwise noted), on BACKPACKER scales.For more in-depth apparel reviews, check out our exclusive online Apparel Guide supplement.
Outdoor Research Criterio
During backcountry ski trips, winter treks, and long hours of ice climbing, these gloves kept our fingers warm (synthetic EnduraLoft insulation), dexterous (leather palms), and dry (Gore-Tex). The women's version is called the Ritual. $89; men's S-XL, women's S-L; 5 oz.; orgear.com. Reader service #106