Rob Wykoffposted an image about Mollusk Lot T-Shirt - Men's on June 3, 2017
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Raised in New England, moved to Jackson Hole in 2003 and joined Backcountry.com in 2006. Currently the Senior Buyer of Men's Apparel, living in Park City, UT.
In case anyone is wondering what the design is in reference to, here you go!
Mollusk absolutely nailed it with their Grateful Dead-inspired Lot T. This t-shirt is an instant classic with its understated graphics and clean design - even for those who aren't familiar with this iconic lightning bolt, since it's just a great looking shirt. The 100% cotton is lightweight and perfect for hot summer days, and the fit is true to size. I am 6'2" 185lbs and the large fits perfectly. Highly recommended for anyone looking for a understated classic t-shirt this summer.
The North Face Paramount Trail Convertible Pants have replaced the classic Paramount Peak Convertible pants for 2017. Other than a more modern, sleek look, these pants are as great as my old ones. Looking forward to getting out in them soon.
The North Face Flyweight Hoodie is a great windbreaker for mountain biking, hiking, or a windy day on the water. Classic styling, although I do like the new Grey Cammo print - great updated street style.
This is made out of Windwall, which contrary to another review, is Windproof. This jacket is not waterproof - for a similar option from the North Face that is, just search for the Venture 2 and/or Resolve 2 Jackets.
The Patagonia A/C shirt is one of my all-time favorite button-down shirts for summer. The shirt gets the "A/C" in the title because it helps you stay cool when it's hot - the shirt has a slight crinkle to it that allows the shirt to stay off of your body and allow for air to circulate. This is not hype, nor is it modern technology; this is the real deal and it really works. From the office to barbecues and day hikes, the A/C shirt delivers. I'm picking up the Alongshore/Cuban Blue this time around. Fit is true to size - I am 6'2" 185lbs and like the size large.
Prana's new Zion Chino Shorts are made with the same stretchy, quick-drying and comfortable fabric as the original Stretch Zion Cargo shorts; however, they have an updated chino styling that really boosts their versatility in terms of dressing them up. While the Stretch Zion fabric's stretch and breathability is always ready for whatever you want to throw at it (Hiking, Climbing, Swimming, Relaxing), this new clean design makes the Zion Chino look great with a collared shirt as well - something that many people feel the Stretch Zion cannot do well. For fans of the Stretch Zion Short who are looking to diversify their portfolio, the Zion Chino is a must have.
If you aren't familiar with Marine Layer, know that they make the softest t-shirts... and they make them in the USA. That's why Backcountry teamed up with Marine Layer to bring you this limited edition t-shirt. It is soft, has a classic mountain graphic, and fits true to size. Checks all the boxes - highly recommended for anyone planning on wearing a t-shirt this summer.
And when I say wicked, I'm not messing around - Marine Layer t-shirts are the softest, most comfortable t-shirts I know of. This Backcountry + Marine Layer t-shirt has a great retro look and probably isn't a color that you already have in your quiver. Get them before they're gone, these are a 1-run limited edition. Fit is true to size.
(This review was provided to me after gifting these socks to a friend) Killer sock, all around. Darn Tough makes great socks, and this is one of them. Their version of regular cushioning is more like a light cushion from a big box or hunting store, but it's a great weight for hiking and working outside in all but hot weather. I'd probably pick something warmer for standing around or other slow-moving activities in really cold temps.
A great sock, but a little lighter weight than I thought. Just started buying Darn Tough, and I'm a big fan, but I guess I need to realize that when they say light cushion they mean it. If you're looking for something for hiking in the cool to warmer months, this ought to do it, but maybe not winter or fall. For a classic hiking sock that's still pretty light cushion, try the Merino Wool Cushion Boot Sock.
Your jacket isn't "worn out" it's just worn through the DWR coating. TX Direct is how you keep a rain shell repelling rain. Make sure you use a residue-free detergent like Tech Wash beforehand, and you'll be good to go.
To be honest, I don't wash my outerwear that often, but when I do start to see some wet out happening or a lot of dirt building up, I like to have some Tech Wash on hand. Can I really tell the difference between it and normal detergents? No. But since I trust Nikwax, I trust that it is leaving less residue on my gear and prepping it better for a reapplication of DWR. So far (well over a decade of using on various gear) it seems to work pretty well.
I am really psyched on the Olde Whale Pocket T shirt form Mollusk. Not only does it fit and feel great, but it also has the timeless look of an instant classic. Fit is true to size.
I've had my Patagonia Airshed Pullover for a couple months now. The fit is excellent, and quite true to size - it's an athletic trim fit, but not tight by any means.
What sets the Airshed apart is how versatile it is - I would say that it is "just right" in a wide range of temperatures due to how well it lets heat out when you start running hot. The best part is how the fabric somehow also manages to give you a nice little wind block and warmth when you need it. While this is certainly a technical piece that excels in aerobic activities like mountain biking, running, hiking, and skinning, it's understated appearance and comfortable stretch material makes it a perfect all-around piece for lower intensity activities too (I played golf in it last week and wore it to the beach on a windy day and it was perfect). If you have a Nano-Air, you're already familiar with the fabric here - it's like a Nano-Air without the insulation.
For those of you who have been waiting for Patagonia to come out with a regular fit version of their famed Performance Stretch Denim, wait no longer, your new jeans are right here. Patagonia's denim is the most environmentally friendly denim in the world, with at least 50% less water wasted during production. If you are looking for a straight/slim fit in this stretch denim, search for PAT00X5
Personally, I think that these pants run true to size. To get a perfect fit after the jeans break-in, you can size down the waist by 1". I typically wear 34" waist pants and shorts, and these fit me well in 34"... as mentioned, I could fit in the 33" waist if I wanted a more contoured fit.
The Patagonia '73 Logo PolyCycle Full Zip Hoodie is a great fitting hard-face fleece with a soft brushed interior. "PloyCycle" refers to the fact that Patagonia makes this hoodie with 100% recycled material - so you can look good and do good all at the same time. Fit is true to size - I am 6"2 and wear a large.
The Patagonia Wavefarer Stand-Up Short takes an updated approach to the classic canvas Stand Up Shorts by constructing them in their durable, yet quick drying Wavefarer Board Short material. With belt loops and ample pockets to hold everything you need, these are great shorts for everyday wear. The bonus with these shorts is that they can also be worn as board shorts - there is a handy drawstring inside the waist to ensure that they stay up even after you've taken off your belt. Fit is true to size.
Like everyone reading this, I've had a lot of socks in my day and the Darn Tough Merino Cushion Boot Sock is the best I've ever had. They are a perfect mid-weight thickness for me - not too thin and not too thick - something I can really wear everyday. The boot cut is great - it comes up about 3-4 inches above my ankle bone, so they work great with hiking boots but aren't too high to wear everyday. They have remained soft and show only minimal signs of wear over the last 12 months. I now have 4 pairs of these socks and highly recommend them. I wear a size 12 shoe and like the way Large fits me.
The Outdoor Research Gradient beanie is a warm and comfortable beanie thanks to it's boiled wool outer and fleece lining - the styling is classic. The boiled wool helps the Gradient Beanie keep you warm even if it gets wet.