gear review

Gear Review: Montbell Plasma 1000 Down Vest

Gear Review: Montbell Plasma 1000 Down Vest

Many thru-hike gear lists don't include a vest, but maybe they should. I tested out the Montbell Plasma 1000 Down Vest in 45-70 deg F Colorado during October, which involves...

Oct 21, 2016 : James Cape
Requisite Gear Post: The Follow-Up

Requisite Gear Post: The Follow-Up

Waaay back in March after months of research and planning, I posted my initial gear list here. Now I'm back due to multiple requests (and my own gear nerd tendencies)...

Oct 20, 2016 : Nichole Young
Gear Review: Altra’s Lone Peak 3.0 Women’s Trail Running Shoes

Gear Review: Altra’s Lone Peak 3.0 Women’s Trail Running Shoes

Altra might be known for its running shoes, but the brand does have a line of trail shoes. This review will focus on Altra's Lone Peak 3.0 women's shoes. Altra...

Aug 22, 2016 : Madison Dragna
Review: Gossamer Gear The One UL Shelter

Review: Gossamer Gear The One UL Shelter

Full Featured. 19.5 Ounces. Since 2004 gear manufacturer Gossamer Gear has created the lightest and most efficient gear ultralight for backpackers and peakbaggers. One of the pioneers of the

Aug 9, 2016 : Caet Cash
Review: Arc’teryx Satoro AR long sleeve zip-up shirt – Women’s

Review: Arc’teryx Satoro AR long sleeve zip-up shirt – Women’s

Disclosure: The following product was donated for the purpose of review. I’m writing this from mile 1716 on the PCT, where I’m currently in a love affair with this shirt. Prepping for my

Aug 8, 2016 : Maggie Wallace
Altra Lone Peak 3.0: The 600 Mile Review

Altra Lone Peak 3.0: The 600 Mile Review

Full disclosure here. Maine destroyed my Lone Peak 2.5's. Whether it was the terrain, a manufacturing defect or my consistently horrible choice of footing that caused it is totally unknown...

Aug 8, 2016 : Jeremy Morris
Review: Montbell Convertible Rain Jacket and Pants

Review: Montbell Convertible Rain Jacket and Pants

The good part about hiking through three days of persistent rain is that it grants ample opportunity to learn the efficacy of your rain gear. This is precisely the hand I was dealt when...

Aug 5, 2016 : Zach
Hiker Box Diaries Episode 11: Dream Baby Dream

Hiker Box Diaries Episode 11: Dream Baby Dream

  "Dream up, Dream up, Let me fill your cup, With the promise of a man."-Neil Young Dream Baby Dream Okay California. This is one more song about moving down...

Jul 30, 2016 : Digger
Gear Review: Peak Design Capture Camera Clip & Shell

Gear Review: Peak Design Capture Camera Clip & Shell

My biggest hesitation prior to entering into the world of photography was finding a suitable carrying system.  I'll hike through hunger for an hour or more if I don't have a...

Jul 14, 2016 : Zach
Hiker Box Diaries Episode 9: A Thousand Miles From Nowhere

Hiker Box Diaries Episode 9: A Thousand Miles From Nowhere

" The mighty Sierra, miles in height, and so gloriously colored and so radiant, it seemed not clothed with light but wholly composed of it, like the wall of some...

Jun 27, 2016 : Digger