This year, I’ve decided to put together a gift guide for those who are looking for something different, innovative, and above all, high quality. Concentrating on a variety of price points, here are some suggestions for 2018.
The Spot X is a GPS communication device that works outside of cell range. It’s capable of sending SMS messages, pushing updates to social media, location tracking and even signaling for rescue.
Bear Canisters provide additional safety not just for campers, but also for the bears they’re designed for. The problem with them is they generally take up a ton of space and weigh just as much. The Insider Bear Safe aims to eliminate some of those problems.
Gravel bikes, those designed specifically to ride gravel roads, are rapidly growing in popularity. With that , more affordable offerings are finally coming to market. The Haanjo 2 is well priced gravel grinder with surprisingly good components at just $800.
The Rain Trekker from Montbell is a lightweight, 10 ounce, 3-layer rain jacket that utilizes their proprietary DRY-TEK waterproofing technology. With huge pit zips and a breathable design, it’s a breezy, sturdy layer of protection.
I’m yet to meet anyone who wants to be harassed by a mosquito. I’m also yet to meet anyone who wants to smell like bug spray. Luckily, there is something that helps with both of these problems.
Big Agnes has shown off some impressive new gear at OR 2018, including their lightest tents ever, bikepacking specific models, and more. The Fly Creek tents are both getting new “Carbon” editions. As the name would suggest, the new top of the line models feature ultralight poles made of carbon fiber. Also, and perhaps more…
It’s not exactly a secret that refueling shortly after a hard workout (or long day on the trail) expedites recovery and muscle development. Tailwind Nutrition makes tasty recovery drinks that just require water and a little shaking to prepare.
I thought I would share my first setup of the affordable 4 season shelter from Geertop. The Navigator 2 + comes in at just $170 on Amazon. How do I like it? Take a look at the video below. It’s a rough edit as I’m still just playing around with video at the moment, but…
Mountain Standard has come up with a few new ways to spice up your next backpacking trip. Who’s likes carrot cake pancakes?
Sleeping in the backcountry isn’t always easy, but a good pad makes a huge difference. The AXL from Big Agnes is designed to provide thick, luscious padding and insulation at the absolute lowest possible pack size and weight, which should help. This is my review.