Reviews

Outdoor Research Helium Down Jacket Review

Outdoor Research Helium Down Jacket Review

I recently added the Outdoor Research Helium Down Jacket to my winter apparel selection and it has quickly become my go-to for cold evenings in camp or around the backyard...

Jan 18, 2021 : Tucker Ballister
Knog Bilby Headlamp Review

Knog Bilby Headlamp Review

The Knog Bilby Headlamp puts an interesting and unique spin on the headlamp game. For long-time backpackers and outdoor enthusiasts, we know there’s really not much that separates quality headlamps

Jan 11, 2021 : Tucker Ballister
We All Have Demons, Get Ready to Face Them or Your Pre-Hike Reading List

We All Have Demons, Get Ready to Face Them or Your Pre-Hike Reading List

Why Are You Hiking the AT? - the question we can't fully answer. The most common question that is asked of anyone before they leave for a thru-hike is “Why?”...

Jan 8, 2021 : David Smith
Outdoor Research MicroGravity AscentShell Jacket Review

Outdoor Research MicroGravity AscentShell Jacket Review

If you’re looking for a versatile jacket that can be used for any activity you had planned this winter, then we may have just found the perfect shell for you....

Dec 29, 2020 : Colleen Goldhorn
Enlightened Equipment Uprising Hammock Underquilt Review

Enlightened Equipment Uprising Hammock Underquilt Review

The Enlightened Equipment Uprising is a 3/4-length underquilt made for experienced long-distance hikers. It provides the comforts of an underquilt while saving weight compared to a traditional

Dec 22, 2020 : Chris Guynn
Gossamer Gear LT5 Carbon Trekking Poles Review

Gossamer Gear LT5 Carbon Trekking Poles Review

I’d barely heard of trekking poles when my mom lent me hers for my solo trip around Nepal’s Annapurna Circuit in 2011.  I was skeptical, but thought, “yeah, those mountains...

Dec 9, 2020 : Owen Eigenbrot
Gear Review: The Atom+ from Atom Packs

Gear Review: The Atom+ from Atom Packs

As I planned my PCT thru-hike, I held off on upgrading to an ultralight pack, opting instead to do this in the USA. I waited so long because my research...

Nov 27, 2020 : Joal and Jenny
Gossamer Gear The DCF One Ultralight Tent Review

Gossamer Gear The DCF One Ultralight Tent Review

Gossamer Gear has just released a significant new player in the tent game with their DCF One. Weighing in under a pound, this trekking pole single-wall tent is a top...

Nov 25, 2020 : Carl Stanfield
Six Moon Designs Deschutes Plus vs. Wild Oasis UL Tarp Review

Six Moon Designs Deschutes Plus vs. Wild Oasis UL Tarp Review

Six Moon Designs (SMD) presents interesting ultralight (UL) shelter designs with their Deschutes Plus and Wild Oasis Tarps. SMD is best recognized for their Lunar Solo Tent, but they're quickly

Nov 23, 2020 : Carl Stanfield
Sierra Designs Women’s Cold Canyon Hoodie Review

Sierra Designs Women’s Cold Canyon Hoodie Review

Introducing The Sierra Designs Women’s Cold Canyon Hoodie. This hoodie is great for those looking for versatility, warmth, and packability in a hiking midlayer. It makes those brisk early mornings

Nov 20, 2020 : Tara Ritchey