Cambelbak Franconia LR 24 Backpack Review

The LR 24 from Camelbak is a spacious lumbar pack designed to comfortably carry heavier loads of food, water and gear for an all day outing on the trail. It packs lots of storage, the new Cruz LR reservoir and an air suspension back panel designed for maximum ventilation, but does it hold up under…

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Country Archer Jerky

Country Archer Makes Amazing Jerky

I’m a big fan of meat in general. It’s tasty, provides excellent nutrition, and does a great job of keeping me full while providing essential building blocks for an active body. Imagine my excitement then when I came home to discover a massive six pound box of jerky resting on the stoop of my apartment.…

U.L. THERMAWRAP JACKET

Montbell U.L. Thermawrap Jacket Review

The U.L. Thermawrap jacket from Montbell is designed to function in wet or mixed conditions as an ultralight mid or outer layer. I’ve been putting it through every situation imaginable, and it’s performed exceptionally well. This is my review. Constructed primarily of hydro-phobic Exceloft insulation, the Thermawrap is built to hold up in a wide variety…

Seal Skin Gloves

SealSkinz Dragon Eye Waterproof Gloves Review

The Dragon Eye Gloves from SealSkinz target seasons that not only bring bone chilling cold , but also rain, sleet and snow. With a rugged, low thickness design, they’re designed to provide excellent dexterity while keeping hands protected from abrasion, water, and cold. This is my review. The Dragon Eye Gloves are entirely waterproof, windproof…

Allet Ultra Thin Wallet

Ultra Slim Wallet from Allett

I’ve been sporting the Ultra Slim Original Wallet from Allett for a while now, and there really is no going back to my old leather bi-fold. Constructed from lightweight tear resistant nylon, Allett focuses on reducing the bulk and weight of the wallet by careful selection of materials and clever design. Instead of stacking all…

Helly Hansen Dry Performance Crew Baselayer

The secret to staying warm in the winter starts with a solid base layer. Helly Hansen has introduced the new Dry Performance Crew Base layer, using their LIFA technology to keep wearers dry, warm, and comfortable. This is my review: The Dry Performance Crew utilizes Hell’s own HH Dry tech. It’s a synthetic material woven…

Montbell Alpine Thermo Bottle

There’s nothing like a nice sip of hot cocoa after a long day of hiking in the snow. That is, assuming your cocoa is still hot. The Montbell Alpine Thermo Bottle packs impressive insulating properties and a high quality, dual layer, vacuum sealed stainless steel construction, ensuring all day performance. The bottles are built from stainless…

SlumberJack In-Season 2 tent

SlumberJack In-Season 2 Tent Review

4 season tents can be very, very expensive with shelters often clearing the 1000 dollar mark. Obviously, most people cannot justify that kind of cost. Thankfully, at $269.95, the In-season 2 4 season from Slumberjack’s is aimed squarely at the masses who want an affordable solution to camping. The In-Season 2 tent is built around…

L.L.Bean TEK 02 3L Storm Jacket Review

Designed to be a wearable fortress for all weather conditions, the new TEK 02 Three Layer rain jacket from L.L.Bean brings new technology that promises significantly better breathability while providing excellent weather protection. How does this industry first tech hold up? Exclusive to L.L.Bean, The TEK 02 technology is a three layer fabric designed to provide…

Rumpl Down Puffy Blanket Review

Winter has finally made it, and with it comes brisk, chilling air. Staying warm can be a challenge, so it’s nice to have an excellent, comfortable blanket by your side both on the trail and at home for a little extra support. This is the Rumpl Down Puffy Blanket, and it’s fabulous. The Rumpl Down…