Gear

Happy Bottom Portable Bidet Review

Happy Bottom Portable Bidet Review

After three weeks of digging cat holes in the woods on a thru-hike, the Happy Bottom Portable Bidet is number one on my list of the 10 Essentials. Here's why...

Sep 20, 2022 : Ariella Nardizzi
La Sportiva Bushido II Trail Runner Review

La Sportiva Bushido II Trail Runner Review

Ever since moving back east from Utah, I've been on a quest to find a trail running and hiking shoe that is stickier and sturdier than my beloved Altra Timps....

Sep 19, 2022 : Anne K. Baker
Lightheart Gear Rain Jacket Review

Lightheart Gear Rain Jacket Review

The most important function of rain gear is to keep you warm, not necessarily dry. So why do we all insist on shelling out hundreds of dollars on “breathable” rain...

Sep 16, 2022 : Kelly Floro
The Arizona Trail Gear List

The Arizona Trail Gear List

Oh, those halcyon days of knowing exactly what was necessary on a thru-hike and what was absolutely frivolous and decadent. Simpler times they were, friends. But they seem to be...

Sep 14, 2022 : J. Taylor Bell
EXPED Ultra 5R Sleeping Mat Review

EXPED Ultra 5R Sleeping Mat Review

EXPED’s recent release of their “Ultra” series of sleeping mats offers adventurers a lightweight and compact inflatable mat with multiple options for shape, size and warmth. This, plus their commitment...

Sep 13, 2022 : Lisa Pulsifer
Six Moon Designs Gatewood Cape and Serenity NetTent Review

Six Moon Designs Gatewood Cape and Serenity NetTent Review

What can I say? I'm a sucker for redundancy. And unfashionable rain gear. So when I heard about the Six Moon Designs Gatewood Cape, a shaped tarp that can double...

Sep 9, 2022 : Kelly Floro
Outdoor Vitals Summit Down 30 Degree Sleeping Bag Review

Outdoor Vitals Summit Down 30 Degree Sleeping Bag Review

In my experience, ultralight gear is a tricky investment. It's easier to go faster and farther when you have the luxury of not being weighed down by heavy gear. On...

Aug 29, 2022 : Anne K. Baker
This Week’s Best Gear Deals from Across the Web

This Week’s Best Gear Deals from Across the Web

Labor Day's coming up—which means sales at your favorite online outdoor retailers! Check out some amazing offerings from Moosejaw, Backcountry, and REI. Moosejaw Moosejaw is having some major

Aug 26, 2022 : Penina Crocker
Ibex Indie Merino Wool Sun Hoodie Review

Ibex Indie Merino Wool Sun Hoodie Review

When I heard about the 100% merino wool Ibex Indie sun hoodie, I was intrigued. We all know that merino is king when it comes to staying warm on the...

Aug 24, 2022 : Kelly Floro
BearVault BV475 Review

BearVault BV475 Review

To carry a bear canister or not is the age-old question among backpackers – between the added weight/bulk and never seeming to find one that holds the perfect volume, the...

Aug 24, 2022 : Colleen Goldhorn