Sea To Summit Pro Hammock Review

The Sea to Summit Pro Hammock has been designed to be as convenient, light and compact as possible. With an ultra-light construction and integrated Cordura nylon compression sack and clever suspension system, it has one of the smallest overall pack sizes I’ve seen. 

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SlumberJack Nightfall 2

Slumberjack Nightfall 2 Review

Budgets and backpacking rarely go together. Thankfully, Slumberjack has been focusing on bring quality, affordable shelters to the market. The Nightfall 2 is a spacious, externally pitching tent that comes in at an impressive $139.95. How does it hold up though? My review.

MSR Flex Skillet Ceramic

MSR Ceramic Flex Skillet Review

The MSR Ceramic Flex skillet has a slick, non-stick ceramic coating, wide cooking surface, and a light weight removable handle for easy storage and packing. Weighing just 7 ounces and sporting a 8.25″ cooking surface, it’s an impressively large yet light way to expand your backcountry cooking options.

Big Agnes Onyx UL Tarp

Big Agnes Onyx UL Tarp Review

Designed to pitch in a wide array of configurations, the Big Agnes Onyx UL is a 72 square foot, 14 oz. tarp that can be set up as a shelter, sunshade, extended vestibule, or practically any other configuration. 

L.L.Bean Maine Warden Day Pack (IMG2)

L.L.Bean Maine Warden Day Pack Review

The Main Warden day pack is a robust, feature rich pack designed with the help of Maine game wardens to suit the diverse needs of hikers, rescuers, enforcers, fishermen, and more. It provides a breathable support system, waterproof compartments, and other features to set it apart. This is my review: The Maine Warden pack is…

Thermarest Questar HD 20 Sleeping Bag Review

The Thermarest Questar HD 20 attempts to bridge performance and affordablity. It’s a three season, mummy style sleeping bag featuring hydrophobic down, sleeping pad connectors, zoned insulation and a high quality water resistant shell. This is my full review. The Questar HD 20 is fairly traditional in shape, with a sleek and efficient mummy style…

Gerber Center-Drive Multitool Review

It’s not often I find a multi-tool that catches my attention. Generally, I find them unruly, difficult to use, and full of compromises, stuffing as many gimmicks as they can inside. That’s not the case here. The Gerber Center-Drive packs several innovations that not only differentiate it from the pack but also transform it from being…

Sierra Designs Backcountry Quilt 700 15 (IMG 2)

Sierra Designs Backcountry Quilt 700 (15 degree) Review

Lately, Sierra Designs has been expanding the scope of their sleep systems.  The Backcountry Quilt 700 is one of their latest efforts, continuing the trend towards uncompromised comfort through unique design. Let’s see how it performs in the field. The Backcountry Quilt 700 is a 15 degree (28 F EN comfort rated) quilt designed to eliminate some of…

MSR Pocket Rocket 2 Stove Review

The Pocket Rocket 2 is a complete design of the long standing classic ultralight stove by MSR. They’re re engineered the original to be even lighter, smaller, and more stable than ever. How can one of the best stoves on the market be improved? My review. Starting with the basics, the Pocket Rocket 2 is a small,…