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…

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Klean Kanteen Reflect Insulated Bottle

The beautifully styled Reflect Insulated bottle from Klean Kanteen holds 20 ounces of life giving goodness, promises to keep liquids cold for 24 hours, and looks great while doing it. The bottle combines a stainless steel vacuum sealed chamber, sustainably harvested bamboo topped cap and food grade silicone seal, all into a tight fitting, durable…

Nomad Nutrition Introduces Organic Backcountry Nourishment

Aiming to offer healthy, organic, and tasty backcountry food, Nomad Nutrition has brought a wide range of dehydrated meals to the market. Born in Canada from the desire to create something that’s healthier, more nourishing, and devoid of GMOs and excess, they offer an intriguing alternative that’s worth taking a look at. Prep is pretty…

Sierra Designs Clip Flashlight 2 Review

The Clips Flashlight 2 feels like a return to form for Sierra Designs. It’s a complete re-working of a classic model that’s been tracing trails since the 90s. Promising improved livability, reduced weight, and the implementation of new technologies, can this new classic hold it’s own? The Clip Flashlight 2 is a non-freestanding full double…

Gerber US-Assist 420 HC Knife

Made in the USA, the Gerber US-Assist 420 knife has an ambidextrous, one handed, assisted opening with a sleek pocket clip, safety lock, and rugged body. I’ve been using mine for several months now, and this is my review. The US-Assist comes in at 7″ long while open, with a 3″ blade. It closes up…

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. 

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.