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Montbell Plasma 1000 Down Jacket Review

Montbell Plasma 1000 Down Jacket Review

It may not be one of backpacking's Big 3, but the down jacket is right up there as one of the most discussed pieces of gear. Who makes the warmest...

Jan 3, 2022 : Carl Stanfield
Marmot Superalloy 2-Person Tent Review

Marmot Superalloy 2-Person Tent Review

The standard for a viable lightweight tent has come a long way in recent years, and the Marmot Superalloy Two-Person Tent is part of that movement. It's a semi-freestanding tent...

Dec 21, 2021 : Carl Stanfield
Katabatic Gear Flex 30 Ultralight Quilt Review

Katabatic Gear Flex 30 Ultralight Quilt Review

One of backpacking's greatest achievements is the innovation of the quilt. Katabatic Gear is one of the many cottage companies specializing in this modern gem, and in my experience arguably...

Nov 23, 2021 : Carl Stanfield
Arc’teryx Motus AR Bottom and Crew Base Layers Review

Arc’teryx Motus AR Bottom and Crew Base Layers Review

Arc'teryx instills their renowned quality into their Motus AR base layers. The long sleeve crew and bottom inductions into the line present excellent options for a variety of outdoor enthusiasts.

Apr 27, 2021 : Carl Stanfield
ZOLEO Satellite Communicator Review

ZOLEO Satellite Communicator Review

In a market dominated by a single player, a new hero emerges into the battle of satellite communicators: Garmin inReach Mini, meet the ZOLEO. The ZOLEO is a pretty exciting...

Apr 22, 2021 : Carl Stanfield
Prof on the PCT: Desert Part 2 and Prepping for the Sierra

Prof on the PCT: Desert Part 2 and Prepping for the Sierra

I'm writing on day 52 (mile 745) from a motel in Lone Pine after a short night of hot sleep. We weren't planning on staying in town, but we got...

Jun 24, 2019 : Carl Stanfield