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The Take-Anywhere Sweatshirt – Ibex 24-Hour Long Sleeve Crew

With Fall and it’s cooler temperatures in full swing, I am reminded daily why I am such a big fan of Ibex and their Merino Wool products.

Ibex has the highest quality performance merino wool products on the market. Their care for the Earth and for the wearers of their products is evident in every piece we’ve tested. And the 24-Hour Long Sleeve Crew is no exception.

Ibex’s 24-Hour Long Sleeve Crew

The 24-Hour Long Sleeve Crew is made from 100% natural moisture-wicking and odor resistant merino. Ibex uses a proprietary steaming process that makes the material feel cool the touch.

And it does feel great!

Ibex’s 24-Hour Long Sleeve Crew

My first opportunity to test the long sleeve crew was at a dad’s retreat up in the mountains on the first cool day of Fall. It was cold and drizzling throughout the day, yet I was very comfy.

And that’s the beauty of merino, especially with the long sleeve crew that isn’t a blend… if it’s good enough for sheep, it is good enough for me.

Ibex’s 24-Hour Long Sleeve Crew

This shirt also lives up to its name, plus some. I spent 48 hours in this shirt before I decided that it needed a wash. Yet, even after 48 hours, it didn’t have a phunk to it. That’s merino, for you!

As we’re creeping closer to holidays, the 24-Hour Long Sleeve Crew would make a terrific stocking stuffer. Ibex sells them in a multitude of colors and in Men’s and Women’s sizes.

KÜHL’s RESISTOR CHINO Pant Review

Now that working from home is a thing, finding opportunity to head outdoors for tiny breaks is key. And with that comes the need for clothing that allow for flexibility between the standing desk and the trail.

KÜHL’s RESISTOR CHINO

KÜHL’s RESISTOR CHINO is made with a comfortable, high-tech fabric that is perfect for hiking or bouldering while stylish enough to wear in for your countless Zoom calls.

The fabric is a three-season four-way stretch material made from cotton and spandex. This provides the pants plenty of stretch and comfort. It also has a water repellent finish, which was perfect for when I got caught in a light drizzle. The beads of water rolled off and my bottom layers stayed dry. It also is UPF 50+ sun protection.

The fabric is also built to last. It is abrasion resistant and has a high tear strength. I found that while climbing around, the pants moved with me. I would try my best to stretch the pants past the point of no return, but the tear strength held.

KÜHL’s RESISTOR CHINO

The RESISTOR CHINO is tailored with a tapered leg. It’s tight around my calves, but comfy because of the stretch of the fabric. It comes in six different colors. KÜHL sent me their Black Moss and it paired wonderfully with my wardrobe.

KÜHL’s RESISTOR CHINO

There are also pockets for days. There are two hand pockets in the front. On the back, there are two hip pockets; the one on the right has a zip closure. There is a coin pocket on the front right and two drop-in cell phone pockets.

On the bottom hem, there is a bungee cord with a reflective ribbon. This allows the cuffs to stretch as you move to avoid catching on anything or to cinch up around your boots.

KÜHL’s RESISTOR CHINO

These pants are suburb. I am excited about the cooler weather, so that I can wear these more often.

KÜHL’s RESISTOR CHINO are available online. I tested a 34×32 and found that they were true-to-size.

KÜHL’s FUGITIVE™ FLANNEL Review

It’s flannel season, y’all!

KÜHL’s FUGITIVE™ FLANNEL

And KÜHL delivers with their FUGITIVE FLANNEL, one of my favorite flannels in my closet.

The FUGITIVE FLANNEL is a men’s long sleeve mid-weight flannel. It is amazingly soft and has a KÜHL’s signature stretch in it’s fabric. It’s breathable fabric moves with you for all-day comfort during the high and low-temperature swings of Fall.

KÜHL’s FUGITIVE™ FLANNEL

Why is this one of my favorite flannels? It is thick enough to be warm on the coldest days, but it isn’t too thick to wear on warmer days. It’s fit is versatile enough to fit over a light base-layer, as well.

It’s fabric is a nice cut and allows for complete range of motion.

When KÜHL sent me the FUGITIVE FLANNEL to test, my first opportunity was at a Cub Scout camp. I was camp chef for 100 scouts and their parents.

Even while in front of our camp stove, moving and cooking for over an hour, I didn’t feel overheated or uncomfortable.

KÜHL’s FUGITIVE™ FLANNEL

The shirt moved easily as I set up the tent, as well. One of my annoyances with shirts like these is that they are too light and ride up easily. Luckily this shirt didn’t.

The FUGITIVE FLANNEL also looks great. It is the perfect shirt for camping, but also works well in the office or about town. It also pairs well with our recently review RESISTOR CHINO.

I am definitely going to replace a few of my other flannels with the FUGITIVE.

I am 5’11” and 185 pounds. I tested a size large and found that it was true to size.

Ibex Nomad Jogger Review

Here at Huck Adventures, we are huge fans of Ibex and their Merino Wool products. And now that it’s getting cooler, I am starting to pull out my Ibex Base Layers and my Wool Aire Hoodie to stay warm.

Those base layers and the hoodie were constant companions during a recent dad’s retreat in the foothills of Colorado. We were outdoors the entire time in 40°F temperature and a steady drizzle. But thank goodness I was prepared and was able to stay warm. Thanks Ibex!

Ibex Nomad Joggers

Ibex had also sent me their Nomad Jogger to review and that retreat was the first opportunity I had to test them out. As activities shifted inside a small cabin with a smoldering fire, I traded out my base layers for the Nomad Jogger and settled in for the night.

The Nomad Jogger is made from lightweight, moisture-wicking merino French terry.

How light are they? When comparing them against a pair of Prana joggers, they weighed around 60% less.

Ibex Nomad Joggers

The fabric is made of 95% merino wool with 5% elastane to help the fabric maintain its shape between washings. Merino wool is the perfect performance material due to its superhero-like properties.

Merino is a natural, high-performance fabric, in part because of the conditions these sheep live in. Winters can be as cold as -4ºF and summers as warm as 95ºF. Their coats have evolved so that the fibers react to the changes in body temperature. And this natural technology is passed along to its human wearers.

Ibex Nomad Joggers

The Nomad Joggers also come with three pockets: two front hand pockets and a back pocket with a hidden zipper.

Sleeping in these was blissful.

Throughout the night, the fire died down and died out, and the temperature inside the cabin fluctuated. And these pants performed well. My legs didn’t get too cold or too hot. Just like Goldilocks, I was just right.

The next morning, we got up and hiked. The heavy, wet weather had lifted and as the sun came up, the temperature climbed with it. These pants continued to perform well. While my upper body got too hot for a jacket, my legs were still cozy.

Since this retreat, these joggers have continued to go on adventures with me. They are my go to pants for traveling and camping.

I am 5’11” and 185 lbs and wear a size Large.

Rumpl Safely Goes Fireside with New NanoLoft® Flame Blanket

This Fall, Rumpl, the category leader in premium, technical blankets, introduces the NanoLoft® Flame Blanket, the perfect companion for the campfire or firepit. The NanoLoft Flame Blanket can be purchased starting today at Rumpl.com and REI.

Rumpl NanoLoft Flame Blanket

“One of the most frequent requests we get from Rumpl fans is for a flame-resistant blanket and we designed the NanoLoft Flame Blanket for extended life around the campfire,” says Wylie Robinson, founder and CEO at Rumpl. “The proprietary blend of modacrylic and cotton developed by our product team will keep your blanket free of melted holes from flying sparks.”

The NanoLoft Flame Blanket (MSRP $129) features a durable, fire-resistant exterior made from a proprietary blend of modacrylic and cotton. The blanket passes the ISO 15025:2016 standard for protection against flame. The blanket is insulated with Rumpl’s 100% post-consumer recycled NanoLoft insulation and features a Cape-Clip for hands-free use. It weighs less than a pound (0.7 pounds) and measures 52” x 38”. The blanket is constructed from 12 recycled water bottles and packs down to the size of a Nalgene water bottle.

The NanoLoft Flame Blanket is available now at www.rumpl.com and REI.