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Outdoor Gear Reviews

  • Updated: December 5, 2019

At Mountain IQ we are passionate about outdoor adventure. Our exploits in the mountains and backcountry allow us to try and test the latest outdoor gear.

On this page you will find links to all our gear reviews.

Use the quicklinks below to dive into our detailed reviews and uncover the best performing outdoor gear by category.

Synthetic vs Down Insulation in Sleeping Bags & Jackets


Both down and synthetic insulation are comfortable and durable and will keep you warm. In terms of daily use, synthetic insulation is a winner, as it is easier to clean and doesn’t overheat.

It also withstands precipitation and wind better than down. However, downs are of much higher quality, lighter and compress far better than synthetic insulations.

See the full guide.