Reviews

Gossamer Gear The DCF One Ultralight Tent Review

Gossamer Gear The DCF One Ultralight Tent Review

Gossamer Gear has just released a significant new player in the tent game with their DCF One. Weighing in under a pound, this trekking pole single-wall tent is a top...

Nov 25, 2020 : Carl Stanfield
Six Moon Designs Deschutes Plus vs. Wild Oasis UL Tarp Review

Six Moon Designs Deschutes Plus vs. Wild Oasis UL Tarp Review

Six Moon Designs (SMD) presents interesting ultralight (UL) shelter designs with their Deschutes Plus and Wild Oasis Tarps. SMD is best recognized for their Lunar Solo Tent, but they're quickly

Nov 23, 2020 : Carl Stanfield
Sierra Designs Women’s Cold Canyon Hoodie Review

Sierra Designs Women’s Cold Canyon Hoodie Review

Introducing The Sierra Designs Women’s Cold Canyon Hoodie. This hoodie is great for those looking for versatility, warmth, and packability in a hiking midlayer. It makes those brisk early mornings

Nov 20, 2020 : Tara Ritchey
Outdoor Research Chain Reaction Hoodie Review 

Outdoor Research Chain Reaction Hoodie Review 

I’m a sucker for a hoodie. I love them in the sun when they protect my arms and neck from the harsh rays. I love them in the cold when...

Nov 19, 2020 : Megan McGowan
Merrell MQM Flex 2 GTX Hiking Shoe Review

Merrell MQM Flex 2 GTX Hiking Shoe Review

Merrell is no stranger to the outdoors, having produced highly-acclaimed hiking shoes and boots for many decades. In recent years, hiking footwear has trended toward trail runners, and Merrell has

Nov 19, 2020 : Brandon Chase
Topo Athletic Ultraventure Pro Trail Shoe Review

Topo Athletic Ultraventure Pro Trail Shoe Review

Hikers of a certain age will recall the famous meme from Charles Schulz’ Peanuts cartoons, in which the incorrigible Lucy sweetly entices the hapless Charlie Brown, year after year, into...

Nov 16, 2020 : Clay Bonnyman Evans
Therm-a-Rest NeoAir XLite Sleeping Pad Review

Therm-a-Rest NeoAir XLite Sleeping Pad Review

The Therm-a-Rest NeoAir XLite has long been a favorite among thru-hikers on the country's Triple Crown trails. It packs small, weighs about 12 ounces—closer to 15 ounces when the stuff...

Nov 16, 2020 : Hugh Owen
Atom Packs The Mo 50L Pack Review

Atom Packs The Mo 50L Pack Review

Joal and I have struggled to find gear made in the UK for the thru-hiking community so we were super excited when a friend recommended we check out Atom Packs,...

Nov 11, 2020 : Joal and Jenny
Gossamer Gear The Two Ultralight Tent Review

Gossamer Gear The Two Ultralight Tent Review

I will probably be forever lamenting the fact that I carried a five-pound tent on the JMT. Though I didn't have much money to spend before the trip, if I...

Nov 2, 2020 : Katie Kommer
Outdoor Research Trail Mix Cowl Pullover Review

Outdoor Research Trail Mix Cowl Pullover Review

I'm about to experience my first "real" winter. As a California transplant now happily living in Salt Lake City, I'm counting on fleece to get me through anticipated rough times....

Oct 30, 2020 : Katie Kommer