Having a rigid frame gravel bike is great for efficiency, but not always great for your body. The ShockStop from Redshift is a bike stem that adds 20 mm of travel to the handlebars with the intention to improve the comfort and quality of the ride on rougher terrain. Does it work and are there any drawbacks? My review: … More RedShift ShockStop Suspension Stem Review
It’s that time of year again! It’s getting chilly, the Holidays are sneaking up, and it’s time to get cozy by the campfire and prep for those hikers, campers and backpackers on your list. Here are some high quality, unique recommendations at every price point, tested and approved, by myself. … More 2022 Backpacking, camping, and hiking Holiday Gift Guide
Blending Merino wool, polyester and spandex into a high performance, stretchable fabric, the Dynawool Skuba Hoody from Kuhl brings both looks with performance in a single package. How does it perform? My review: The Dynawool Skuba Hoody is a lightweight zippered hoody constructed from Kuhl has coined Dynawood Powerflex, which is a smooth combination of … More Kuhl Dynawool Skuba Hoody. Form and Function Combined.
Aimed at survival enthusiast and collectors, the ‘Hawk’ is an 17 ounce steel tomahawk by Jason Hanson, designed for minimal weight and ease of carry. Quick Review: … More An Ultralight Tomahawk? Let’s talk about it.
Backcountry now makes a slick pair of 7″ Ripstop shorts designed for hiking and camping. I’ve put a pair to the test, and this is my quick review: … More Backcountry 7 Inch Lightweight Ripstop Short Review
An ultra-light yet storm worthy shelter, the Fortius 2p from Outdoor Vitals combines a rugged trekking pole supported design with a feathery 2.lb 3 oz pack weight. How did they manage to pull it off? This is my review: … More Outdoor Vitals Fortius 2p Trekking Pole Tent Review
Born and raised in bear country, I know very well that coming across a giant fuzz ball in the woods less of a “if” and more of an “when”. While my encounters have always been trouble free, it’s best to be prepared, just in case. This is what I carry: … More Frontiersman Bear Spray. Essential for bear country?
Designed for fast, light-weight hiking and backpacking, the Selkirk by Kodiak is an Ultra-light, waterproof hiking boot with a focus on grip and trail stability. My review: … More Kodiak Selkirk Hiking Boot Review
Leading a workwear revolution, Dovetail produces high end women’s workwear with tons of pockets, room to move, and now, more inclusive sizing. This is our review of the Britt X Ultralight Pants model: … More Dovetail gets more inclusive with more women’s sizes. Britt X Ultralight Reviewed
Is it possible to combine durable materials, a full sized internal aluminum frame, true comfort, and enough space for multiday backpacking in a $200 package? Find out in my review of the Shadowlight 45 by Outdoor Vitals. … More Ultralight without the sacrifices: Outdoor Vitals Shadowlight 45 Review (Video)