Reviews

Six Moon Designs Rain Walker SUL Umbrella Review

Six Moon Designs Rain Walker SUL Umbrella Review

As I approach my April 7 Pacific Crest Trail start date, I’m still debating whether to bring an umbrella for sun protection. I bought a Six Moon Designs Silver Shadow...

Mar 23, 2021 : Clay Bonnyman Evans
Kammok Arctos 20 Ultralight Down Trail Quilt Review

Kammok Arctos 20 Ultralight Down Trail Quilt Review

When I was given the opportunity to review Kammok’s new Arctos 20 Ultralight Down Trail Quilt, I had no idea what an incredibly versatile piece I was about to test...

Mar 17, 2021 : Clay Bonnyman Evans
Patagonia Strider Pro Wind Pants Review

Patagonia Strider Pro Wind Pants Review

Your Big Three, footwear, resupply strategy, puffy jacket, rain jacket, water treatment, headlamp, map app, nail clippers, taxes.  What do all these things have in common?  They are more exciting...

Feb 23, 2021 : Owen Eigenbrot
The Best Backpacking Tents of 2021

The Best Backpacking Tents of 2021

Choosing a tent for your thru-hike is a big deal, but it's also probably the least stressful house shopping experience you'll have over the course of your lifetime. Enjoy it....

Feb 11, 2021 : The Editors
SPOT X Two-Way Satellite Messenger Review

SPOT X Two-Way Satellite Messenger Review

It's not your grandpa's Blackberry: The SPOT X Two-Way Satellite Messenger is a contender for one of the best personal GPS/communication devices on the market today. What sets the SPOT...

Feb 11, 2021 : Carl Stanfield
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