Review

Gear Review:​ Montbell Down Balaclava

Gear Review:​ Montbell Down Balaclava

​Montbell Down Balaclava Product Specs: MSRP: $59 Weight: 3.1 ounces Insulation: 800 Fill Power EX Down Outer material: Ten-denier Ballistic Airlight rip-stop nylon with a standard DWR

Dec 20, 2018 : Colleen Goldhorn
​Documentary Review: “The High Sierra Trail”

​Documentary Review: “The High Sierra Trail”

The High Sierra Trail Outmersive Films, 2018 "When you hike the High Sierra Trail, your mind begins to follow your body, instead of the other way around. You enter into...

Jul 17, 2018 : Colleen Goldhorn
Gear Review: Gossamer Gear Silverback 50

Gear Review: Gossamer Gear Silverback 50

Gossamer Gear has been a prominent brand in ultralight backpacking for almost 20 years. They have a reputation for simple, lightweight, high-functioning gear. I used the Silverback 50 on my...

Apr 19, 2018 : Pie
Book Review: The Pursuit of Endurance

Book Review: The Pursuit of Endurance

The Pursuit of Endurance: Harnessing the Record-Breaking Power of Strength and Resilience Author: Jennifer Pharr Davis Hardcover: 320 pages Publisher: Penguin Random House (available April 10,

Mar 22, 2018 : Colleen Goldhorn
Review of Earl Shaffer’s “Walking With Spring”

Review of Earl Shaffer’s “Walking With Spring”

Shaffer’s book is memoir about his first AT thru-hike, not a detailed section-by-section description of the trail or a technical “how to” guide to thru-hiking the AT.

Nov 17, 2017 : John Edward Harris
Gear Review: The North Face Ultra Fastpack Mid GTX Boots

Gear Review: The North Face Ultra Fastpack Mid GTX Boots

The North Face Ultra Fastpack Mid GTX Boots ​Basic Specs:​ MSRP: $150.00 Weight: 1 lb 6 oz / pair (based on Women’s 7) Materials: Upper - Synthetic mesh, synthetic leather,...

Nov 9, 2017 : Colleen Goldhorn
Our Current Backpacking Food Picks

Our Current Backpacking Food Picks

The variety of options for backcountry food is mind boggling. With so much to choose from, hikers could fuel with a different diet, brand, or strategy every week of a...

Oct 10, 2017 : The Editors
Initial Impressions of the Lightheart Duo Tent

Initial Impressions of the Lightheart Duo Tent

I just bought a Lightheart Gear Duo tent, got it in the mail yesterday and set it up in my backyard for the first time this morning.  Here’s a link...

Aug 17, 2017 : Brian Lewis
Review of Chris Bolgiano’s The Appalachian Forest

Review of Chris Bolgiano’s The Appalachian Forest

Bolgiano provided me not only with a refreshing review of Appalachia and its environmental concerns related to the forest but also abundant new information.

May 25, 2017 : John Edward Harris
Gear Review: tasc Performance Men’s Elevation Hoodie

Gear Review: tasc Performance Men’s Elevation Hoodie

My last couple weeks have been a mixture of skiing, hiking, and... working late into the night, outside, in below freezing temperatures! I wanted to test out the tasc Performance...

Apr 3, 2017 : James Cape