Reviews

Book Review: Chicas on the Appalachian Trail

Book Review: Chicas on the Appalachian Trail

As any thru-hiker knows, preparing for your first thru-hike means a lot of frantic googling. Hours-long googling sessions, googling questions that lead to more questions, waking up in the middle...

Feb 8, 2019 : Becky Booroojian
Gear Review: Melanzana Micro Grid Hoodie

Gear Review: Melanzana Micro Grid Hoodie

If you live in Colorado, owning a Melanzana Micro Grid Hoodie last Christmas and have taken it on ski touring trips, day hikes, and even my attempt on the Long...

Feb 6, 2019 : Danielle
Gear Review: North Face Progressor Short-Sleeve Wool Crew

Gear Review: North Face Progressor Short-Sleeve Wool Crew

environmental and North Face Women's Progressor Hybrid Tights, which I tested in conjunction with the Progressor Wool Short-Sleeve Crew. Final Rating: 8/10 Disclaimer: This product was donated for

Feb 2, 2019 : Laura Johnston
Gear Review: North Face Progressor Tights

Gear Review: North Face Progressor Tights

environmental and Two of the best features of the Progressors Hybrid Tights are their stretch and flexibility for the many movements of hiking. As a former thru-hiker and someone who...

Feb 1, 2019 : Laura Johnston
Gear Review: Brooks Caldera 3

Gear Review: Brooks Caldera 3

The Brooks Caldera trail runner is the lighter and more cushioned cousin of the classic Basic Specs Price: $140 Weight: 8.0 oz (women's) Type: Trail runner Cushion: Maximum Drop: 4mm...

Jan 3, 2019 : Caet Cash
Gear Review: Oboz Bridger 7″ BDry Insulated Boots

Gear Review: Oboz Bridger 7″ BDry Insulated Boots

Hi, I'm Maggie and I'm Bad At Winter. I spend November through March April complaining about the cold and doing nothing productive about it, such as learning a new winter sport or...

Jan 3, 2019 : Maggie Slepian
Gear Review:​ Montbell Down Balaclava

Gear Review:​ Montbell Down Balaclava

Circumstances of Review I used this balaclava on multiple cold weather hikes in Southeastern Pennsylvania, where temperatures hovered around 25-30 degrees Fahrenheit. I paired the product with a

Dec 20, 2018 : Colleen Goldhorn
Gear Review: Montbell Superior Down Trail Skirt

Gear Review: Montbell Superior Down Trail Skirt

Aside from taking this skirt on plenty of mountain hikes in cold weather, I also took it out for an overnight trip so I could compare how warm it was...

Dec 18, 2018 : Megan McGowan
Gear Review: Patagonia Micro Puff Hoody

Gear Review: Patagonia Micro Puff Hoody

here Overview Patagonia markets the Micro Puff, hood over my head, as rain increasingly glistened on the glossy outer shell. Maybe not the smartest thing to do, but I wanted...

Dec 14, 2018 : Hugh Owen
Big Agnes Tiger Wall Two-Person Tent Review [Video]

Big Agnes Tiger Wall Two-Person Tent Review [Video]

Here's our rundown of the Big Agnes Tiger Wall 2. This tent was new last year, joining the ranks of Big Agnes thru-hiker faves like the Fly Creek 2 and...

Dec 12, 2018 : Maggie Slepian