Nite Ize Radiant 300 lantern

Nite Ize Radiant 300 Rechargeable Lantern Review

Winter is coming, and with that comes longer, darker nights, making illumination and battery reserves all the more important. The Radiant 300 from Nite Ize is a powerful, 300 lumen lantern that not only lights up camp, but recharges your fading USB devices on the go. The Radiant 300 is a compact lantern, standing at…

Inova STS Powerswitch Dual Power Rechargeable Headlamp

Inova STS Powerswitch Dual Power Rechargeable Headlamp Review

Headlamps are a necessity when hiking or backpacking, and it’s important to find one that’s both reliable and convenient to use. The new Inova STS Powerswitch headlamp is a rechargeable, waterproof, touch activated headlamp that allows the user to use the included rechargeable battery or swap in traditional AAA batteries when needed. This is my…

The Landmark Project

New Designs by the Landmark Project

Not to rest on their past success, the Landmark Project has continued with it’s tradition of making beautiful, exciting, comfortable clothing inspired by local wilderness icons, all while donating some of the proceeds to at risk youth in the local community. Their new designs showcase previously unmentioned National Parks and wilderness areas that certainly deserve…

Helly Hansen Vertex Jacket

Helly Hansen Vertex Stretch Jacket Review

Fall is an amazing season: Changing colors, cooling air, and fresh jackets from Helly Hansen. The new Vertex Stretch is a polyester, slick faced hoodie designed for high intensity activities like backpacking, jogging, and repeatedly diving face first into piles of leaves. This is my review. The Vertex Stretch hoodie is what is called a “go”…

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Spy Optics Montana Glasses Review

Sun protection is always high on my priorities list. It can damage not only the skin, but the sensitive retina in the back of the eye, resulting in a whole world of problems. The Montana sunglasses from Spy offer affordable 100% UV protection and “happy” lenses for those who want to spend a lot of time outside, but…

Injinji Midweight Crew

Injinji Outdoor Midweight Crew Socks Review

Toes are meant to be able to move independently. They’re not meant to function as a single unit; Instead, each toe has a role that traditional socks are inhibiting by strapping them together. The Injini Midweight is an outdoor toe sock designed to correct this fundamental flaw, and I like them. These socks are essentially gloves for your…

Cotopaxi Teca

Cotopaxi Teca Windbreaker Review

Cotopaxi is a relative newcomer to the gear scene, but that doesn’t stop them from producing excellent gear and making a difference while doing it. The Teca Windbreaker is an ultralight, modern styled windbreaker that aids a good cause while providing protection from the elements. Built from repurposed, DWR finished, 20D ripstop nylon, the Teca…

Coast FL75R Headlamp

Coast FL75R Rechargeable Headlamp Review

The Coast FL75R Headlamp isn’t one to hold back on features. It packs in a rechargeable battery, a high powered 530 lumen LED, red LEDs for preserving night vision, an adjustable beam focus, and the ability to swap in AAA batteries if needed. But, how does it hold up in use? The FL75R is built around a single powerful white LED…

Acadia national Park

Acadia National Park, Trip Report

This one has been several years in the making. Acadia has been on the bucket list for a long time. Life events shut down my previous attempt to make it out there, but I finally managed to land on the salty shores of Maine. My experience was, in a word, phenomenal. We (myself and my partner)…