Reviews

Gear Review: Salomon X-Mission 3 Trail-Running Shoe

Gear Review: Salomon X-Mission 3 Trail-Running Shoe

Salomon X-Ultra Mid II GTX Hiking Boot and the Gore-Tex fabric made me feet sweat, aka blisters. The breathability made the shoe feel like a sneaker than than gore-tex trail runners...

May 25, 2017 : Danielle
Gear Review: Smartwool Merino 150 Women’s Base Layer Tee

Gear Review: Smartwool Merino 150 Women’s Base Layer Tee

Smartwool Merino 150 Base Layer Short Sleeve Tee wicks away moisture, keeping you cool and dry. The Merino 150 is the Smartwool's lightest base layer and can be worn in...

May 20, 2017 : Danielle
Gear Review: Leki Corklite Trekking Poles

Gear Review: Leki Corklite Trekking Poles

Leki Corklite Trekking Poles are a staple on any hike I take, whether it be long distance backpacking or a quick day hike. Plus, Leki Corklite Trekking Poles' Speedlock2 system allows...

May 20, 2017 : Danielle
Gear Review: Sea to Summit UltraLight Insulated Sleeping Mat

Gear Review: Sea to Summit UltraLight Insulated Sleeping Mat

Sea to Summit UltraLight Insulated Mat Description: The  Therm-a-Rest ProLite Sleeping Mattress (size large) and it served its purpose. But, it was really heavy, weighing in at 1 lb 8...

May 20, 2017 : Danielle
Gear Review: Montbell UL Thermawrap Jacket

Gear Review: Montbell UL Thermawrap Jacket

Montbell is a Japanese company established in 1975, by acclaimed mountaineer, kayaker, and all-around

May 19, 2017 : Nichole Young
Gear Review: Osprey Exos 58L Backpack

Gear Review: Osprey Exos 58L Backpack

Exos 58L. For an AT thru hike, weighing in at 2 lbs 10 oz with over seven exterior pockets this pack has more than enough storage and organization. Additionally, the...

May 3, 2017 : Danielle
Gear Review: Therm-a-Rest Adara HD Sleeping Bag

Gear Review: Therm-a-Rest Adara HD Sleeping Bag

Images from Therm-a-Rest Description: Therm-a-Rest Adara HD is a four season, lightweight, mummy sleeping bag. With a European Comfort Rating of 22°F and a lower limit of 10°F, this backpack

May 1, 2017 : Danielle
Gear Review: Mountain Hardwear AC Long Sleeve Men’s Henley

Gear Review: Mountain Hardwear AC Long Sleeve Men’s Henley

(Disclaimer: This item was donated for the purposes of reviewing.) Basic Specs Name:

Apr 29, 2017 : Chuck McKeever
Do I Really Need All These Packs?

Do I Really Need All These Packs?

With so many diverse brands and styles of packs available, each designed for a different type of use, each appealing to various needs, wants, and fashion trends, it's no wonder...

Apr 27, 2017 : John Edward Harris
Gear Review: Osprey Ariel 65L

Gear Review: Osprey Ariel 65L

Osprey Ariel 65L pack is for the adventure ladies taking on alpine terrain and carrying heavy loads. In addition, the pack is adaptable- with a removable top lid and sleeping pad...

Apr 25, 2017 : Danielle