Reviews

Gear Review: Osprey’s Updated Exos 58 Backpack

Gear Review: Osprey’s Updated Exos 58 Backpack

The Trek’s 2017 AT thru-hiker survey listed it as the most popular pack. Last week, I presented a program at the Adventure Summit in Dayton. The featured speaker, Dale “Grey...

Feb 22, 2018 : Jim Rahtz
Gear Review: Osprey Eja Women’s Backpack

Gear Review: Osprey Eja Women’s Backpack

Ladies rejoice!  One of the most popular thru-hiking backpacks is now available in a female-specific version.  I used the unisex Osprey Exos on our AT thru-hike, and my husband Paul...

Feb 15, 2018 : Megan McGowan
Gear Review: Bedrock Cairn 3Ds

Gear Review: Bedrock Cairn 3Ds

Bedrock is on the forefront of something spectacular with the development of the Cairn 3Ds. These new sandals are going to be available for sale beginning March 1st, 2018, and...

Feb 13, 2018 : Mary Beth Skylis
Gear Review: Sea to Summit CoolMax Sleeping Bag Liner

Gear Review: Sea to Summit CoolMax Sleeping Bag Liner

The Sea to Summit Reactor Thermolite Sleeping Bag Liner MSRP: $57.95 Weight: 9 ounces The difference: Adds about 14 degrees. Better weight to warmth value (but at a

Feb 10, 2018 : Mary Beth Skylis
Gear Review: Sea to Summit Aeros Pillow Premium

Gear Review: Sea to Summit Aeros Pillow Premium

After 2,000 miles of sleeping on my clothes bag on the Appalachian Trail, I decided to get a can be washed. You can inflate it and deflate it really quickly....

Feb 10, 2018 : Mary Beth Skylis
Gear Review: Warbonnet Blackbird Hammock

Gear Review: Warbonnet Blackbird Hammock

Basic Specs: Model: Warbonnet Outdoors Weight: 1lb 6oz (hammock only) or 1lb 120z (as used with webbing/buckle suspension) Dimensions: 101 inch ridgeline length, 63 inch hammock body

Jan 31, 2018 : Stacia Bennett
Gear Review: Vargo V3 Titanium Pocket Cleats

Gear Review: Vargo V3 Titanium Pocket Cleats

Kahtoola MICROspikes Traction System MSRP: $69.95 Weight: 11 ounces Material: Stainless

Jan 25, 2018 : Mary Beth Skylis
Gear Review: Oiselle’s Women-Specific Outdoor Apparel

Gear Review: Oiselle’s Women-Specific Outdoor Apparel

I spend a lot of time in workout clothes, which I guess kids these days are calling "athleisure." And by "a lot of time," I mean I spend all of...

Jan 19, 2018 : Maggie Slepian
Gear Review: Warbonnet Superfly Hammock Winter Tarp

Gear Review: Warbonnet Superfly Hammock Winter Tarp

Basic Specs Warbonnet Outdoors Weight: 18 oz (tarp only) Dimensions: 11' (ridgeline) x 10' width Packed Size: In stuff sack: ~ 13 inches x 6 inches x 4 inches MSRP:...

Jan 17, 2018 : Chris Guynn
Gear Review: Sierra Designs’ Cloud 20ºF Sleeping Bag

Gear Review: Sierra Designs’ Cloud 20ºF Sleeping Bag

online and will start shipping January 3rd. Pre-order this bag here Disclosure: this product was donated for the purpose of this

Dec 30, 2017 : Amy