Reviews

Outdoor Research Helium Rain Jacket and Pants Review

Outdoor Research Helium Rain Jacket and Pants Review

During my first long-distance hike (not counting Boy Scout 50-milers and a trek around the Annapurna massif in Nepal many moons ago), I was furious when my rain jacket failed...

Oct 28, 2020 : Clay Bonnyman Evans
NordicTrack Commercial 2950 Treadmill + iFit Review

NordicTrack Commercial 2950 Treadmill + iFit Review

For much of the last decade, a disproportionate amount of my off-season cardio has taken place on a treadmill.  No one, and I truly mean not a single soul that...

Oct 22, 2020 : Zach
Greenbelly Meals Ultimate Nutrition Bars Review

Greenbelly Meals Ultimate Nutrition Bars Review

My old backcountry morning routine: roll out of my tent, choke down a chalky protein bar, throw my pack together and shuffle onto the trail. Or, waste precious cool morning...

Oct 21, 2020 : Katie Kommer
Arc’teryx Skyline Short-Sleeve Shirt Review

Arc’teryx Skyline Short-Sleeve Shirt Review

The Arc’teryx Skyline Short-Sleeve is a top-of-the-line button down performance shirt for hikers. The standout features are its wrinkle-resistant fabric and iconic snap buttons. At a hefty price

Oct 20, 2020 : Carl Stanfield
Inov-8 Terraultra G 270 Trail Running Shoe Review

Inov-8 Terraultra G 270 Trail Running Shoe Review

A couple of months ago, I got pretty darn excited about the Inov-8 Terra Ultra G 260 trail runners. They easily became my go-to trail runner due to their versatility,...

Oct 19, 2020 : Joal and Jenny
[Book Review] The Trail is the Teacher: Living and Learning on the Appalachian Trail

[Book Review] The Trail is the Teacher: Living and Learning on the Appalachian Trail

Clay Bonnyman Evans's new book about his Appalachian Trail hike—The Trail Is the Teacher: Living and Learning on the Appalachian Trail—is a delightful read, filled with trail icons, trail characters,

Sep 23, 2020 : Hugh Owen
HOKA ONE ONE Stinson Mid GTX Hiking Shoe Review

HOKA ONE ONE Stinson Mid GTX Hiking Shoe Review

The HOKA ONE ONE Stinson Mid GTX Hiking Shoe is among the most cushioned you’ll find. It protects the bottoms of your feet when you’re on rocky terrain. It provides...

Sep 21, 2020 : Tucker Ballister
Superior Wilderness Designs Long Haul 40 Pack Review

Superior Wilderness Designs Long Haul 40 Pack Review

The Superior Wilderness Designs Long Haul 40 pack is a customizable, mid-size, ultralight backpack that acts as the perfect companion for backcountry trips both long and short. If you’re looking...

Sep 18, 2020 : Elise Ott
Sierra Designs High Side 2 Tent Review

Sierra Designs High Side 2 Tent Review

The Sierra Designs High Side 2 Tent is a lightweight two-person tent. It’s best-suited for three-season use and has dual doors and vestibules for easy accessibility. This tent is light...

Sep 18, 2020 : Tucker Ballister
BioLite HeadLamp 750 Review

BioLite HeadLamp 750 Review

BioLite has in recent years produced some excellent lightweight, USB-rechargeable headlamps. The 1.7-ounce BioLite HeadLamp 200 is my absolute go-to. The company’s latest model, the BioLite HeadLamp

Sep 17, 2020 : Clay Bonnyman Evans