North St. Flanders Backpack Review

Made to order in Portland Oregon, the Flanders backpack by North St. is a waterproof, durable, stylish backpack that’s poised to be the culmination of a daily carry, commuter, and hiker’s pack, all in one. The flanders is a roll top backpack, meaning the top of the pack is closed by rolling the fabric down,…

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How to fix a jingling zipper

I have a backpack. It’s a great backpack. But, this backpack sounds like it has bear bells hanging off of it when I walk. This simply isn’t going to work for me. Thankfully, I have metal tools and some rope. This is how I silenced my noisy zipper. Starting off, there are likely two sources…

Julbo Aero Sunglasses Review

Julbo Aero Performance Glasses Review

The Julbo Aero Performance Sunglasses are designed to be ultralight, aerodynamic sunglasses that target trail runners and mountain bikers. They provide a wide field of view while emphasizing clear vision and comfort. The Julbo Aero glasses are designed for moments when clarity is of utmost importance, such as reading the terrain while trail running or…

Helinox Cot One Review

The Helinox Cot One is a lightweight, packable sleep system that is designed to provide exceptional comfort while camping, or even backpacking, with it’s fully collapsible yet easy to assemble design. The Cot One is constructed primarily from heavy duty, lightweight TH72m DAC aluminum poles for the primary structure bars and the legs. The bed…

GCI SLIM-FOLD Cook Station Review

The SLIM-FOLD Cook Station is designed to become a convenient yet durable multi-tiered camp kitchen, while still folding flat for easy storage when not in use. It features an aluminum counter top, steel frame and storage compartment, 4 shelves, and more. Starting with the design and construction, the SLIM-Fold Cook Station is built around a…

La Sportiva Primer Low GTX

La Sportiva Primer Low GTX Shoe Review

The Primer Low GTX combines the new Gore-Tex Surround technology and a full synthetic construction for a highly breathable, lightweight hiking shoe that doesn’t sacrifice comfort or protection. The Primers as mentioned before are constructed entirely of synthetic material, with a Nano Cell upper with PU synthetic leather, Gore-Tex surround waterproof technology throughout, EVA injection…

Big Agnes Big House 4 Deluxe

Big Agnes Big House 4 Deluxe Review

If you’re going to camp, why not enjoy it? The Big House 4 from Big Agnes is a spacious, comfortable car camping tent that’s made to go up easy, and provide plenty of space to make that upcoming car camping trip that much more enjoyable. Because no one wants to sleep in a tiny tent.…

Flowfold Conductor Limited 40 Duffel

Flowfold Conductor Limited Duffell

Produced in the USA out of some of the toughest materials on the market, the Conductor Limited 40L Duffel Bag provides rugged, minimalistic, water resistant protection and storage for any type of gear. Flowfold is primarily known for their wallets, but it turns out their fabric expertise has allowed them to expand comfortably into other…

Diamondback Atroz Comp Review

The Diamondback Atroz Comp is a relatively affordable way to conquer basically any single track trail system. With it’s robust frame, full air suspension, hydraulic disk brakes and a robust 1×11 gearing system, it promises a solid all around ride. This is my review. Starting out, there are a few different configurations of this bike.…

Thermarest Slacker Hammock House Review

The Thermarest Slacker House Hammock is an entire sleep system rolled up into one ready for camp package. Each component has been intricately designed to work together for maximum efficiency, but can an all in one package hold its own? This is my review. The Slacker House system includes a hammock with integrated nylon bug…