Reviews

Gear Review: Hoka One One Speedgoat 3 Trail Runner

Gear Review: Hoka One One Speedgoat 3 Trail Runner

I tested the Karl "Speedgoat" Meltzer, an ultrarunner with the most 100-mile trail race wins and a onetime fastest known time (FKT) on the Appalachian Trail (AT) in 2016, was...

Jun 1, 2019 : Laura Johnston
Food Review: Nomad Nutrition

Food Review: Nomad Nutrition

A nutritious diet isn’t something a lot of first time thru-hikers focus on. Being exhausted from logging 20+ mile days can lead to binge eating whatever highly processed foods you...

May 31, 2019 : Alexandria Cremer
Gear Review: Sierra Designs High Route One-Person Tent

Gear Review: Sierra Designs High Route One-Person Tent

The Sierra Designs High Route 1 FL is the first non-freestanding tent I have ever used. Because of this I was pretty nervous to see how it’d turn out, but...

May 30, 2019 : Alexandria Cremer
Gear Review: NEMO Tensor Insulated Sleeping Pad

Gear Review: NEMO Tensor Insulated Sleeping Pad

NEMO rolled out a new line of sleeping pad options this spring, and the Tensor model tops the list as the most lightweight. The NEMO Tensor comes either insulated or...

May 27, 2019 : Carl Stanfield
Gear Review: REI Magma 30 Sleeping Bag

Gear Review: REI Magma 30 Sleeping Bag

I’d been in the market for a new sleeping bag for a while. My 55-degree bag was light, but only useful for summer trips at lower elevations. My older 20-degree...

May 27, 2019 : Jim Rahtz
Gear Review: Altra Timp 1.5

Gear Review: Altra Timp 1.5

The Timp 1.5 is a zero-drop trail running shoe from Altra that hits a sweet spot of cushioning between their popular Lone Peak and their max-cushioned Olympus. Like the Lone...

May 23, 2019 : Dan Stenziano
Gear Review: Sierra Designs’ California Collection Apparel

Gear Review: Sierra Designs’ California Collection Apparel

Sierra Designs' California Collection is a nod to the company's roots. The sporty, stylish apparel side of this collection is all partly manufactured in California and features designs optimized for

May 3, 2019 : The Editors
Gear Review: Mountainsmith Zerk 40L Fastpack

Gear Review: Mountainsmith Zerk 40L Fastpack

The Zerk 40L Fastpack is a brand new pack from Mountainsmith designed in conjunction with backpacking athlete Tom Gathman, aka Indiegogo, and will be available on a larger scale in...

Apr 30, 2019 : Carl Stanfield
Gear Review: Salomon Odyssey Triple Crown

Gear Review: Salomon Odyssey Triple Crown

When selecting a shoe worthy of cradling your precious hooves for thousands of miles, the Salomon Odyssey Triple Crown is one you should definitely take for a stroll.   The Odyssey...

Apr 24, 2019 : Anthony Mannello
Gear Review: Xoskin Long Sleeve Base Layer and Socks

Gear Review: Xoskin Long Sleeve Base Layer and Socks

Intro Xoskin is a fairly new company on the market, providing base layers that feature something called RAPIDriCOPPER Technology. Basically, these guys have quietly come up with a totally unique

Apr 18, 2019 : Carl Stanfield