Reviews

Six Moon Designs Swift V 49L Backpack Review

Six Moon Designs Swift V 49L Backpack Review

I hiked the John Muir Trail with the Arc'teryx Bora 61L, an almost five-pound pack. As I've slowly replaced my initial heavy backpacking setup with quality and ultralight gear, a pack...

Jul 13, 2021 : Katie Kommer
Mountainsmith 2021 Zerk 40 Backpack Review

Mountainsmith 2021 Zerk 40 Backpack Review

If it ain’t broke, only fix it a little. This is clearly what the team at Mountainsmith was thinking when they came out with 2021’s iteration of their super popular...

Jul 1, 2021 : Carl Stanfield
Topo Athletic Terraventure 3 Review

Topo Athletic Terraventure 3 Review

In previous shoe reviews, I've expressed my frustration with shoe companies that issue a "new and improved" model of a favorite trail shoe that turns out to be considerably less...

Jul 1, 2021 : Clay Bonnyman Evans
Kammok Bobcat 45 Degree Down Trail Quilt Review

Kammok Bobcat 45 Degree Down Trail Quilt Review

I jumped at the opportunity to review the summer-ready, ultralight Kammok Bobcat 45 trail quilt. It weighs just over a pound, and the design of the quilt makes it possible...

Jun 28, 2021 : Katie Kommer
BioLite HeadLamp 330 Review

BioLite HeadLamp 330 Review

If you’re looking for the most comfortable headlamp on the market, the BioLite 330 is the light of your dreams.

Jun 24, 2021 : Eloise Robbins
Sea to Summit Flame FmII Sleeping Bag Review

Sea to Summit Flame FmII Sleeping Bag Review

At just 1lb 1.8oz, the Sea to Summit Flame FMII sleeping bag provides exceptional warmth to weight ratio.

Jun 21, 2021 : Eloise Robbins
Gear Review: Inov-8 Trailfly Ultra G 300 Max

Gear Review: Inov-8 Trailfly Ultra G 300 Max

Over the past few years, Inov-8 has earned itself a reputation for creating some of the most rugged trail runners and hiking boots on the market. The company achieved this...

Jun 8, 2021 : Joal and Jenny
Katabatic Flex 22 Quilt Review

Katabatic Flex 22 Quilt Review

Katabatic is a well-loved outfitter in the ultralight community, and their Flex 22 quilt provides another example of their excellent work. This three-season quilt is designed with ultralight hikers

May 31, 2021 : Samantha Olthof
Enlightened Equipment Torrid Pullover Review

Enlightened Equipment Torrid Pullover Review

The cottage gear world's most beloved puffy jacket just got an update. The Enlightened Equipment Torrid Pullover retains all the glorious synthetic floof of its forebear while swapping the pesky

Apr 28, 2021 : Kelly Floro
Arc’teryx Motus AR Bottom and Crew Base Layers Review

Arc’teryx Motus AR Bottom and Crew Base Layers Review

Arc'teryx instills their renowned quality into their Motus AR base layers. The long sleeve crew and bottom inductions into the line present excellent options for a variety of outdoor enthusiasts.

Apr 27, 2021 : Carl Stanfield