Backcountry now makes a slick pair of 7″ Ripstop shorts designed for hiking and camping. I’ve put a pair to the test, and this is my quick review: … More Backcountry 7 Inch Lightweight Ripstop Short Review
The Backcountry Tahoe 2 Sun Hoody is an extremely lightweight hoody designed to provide UPF 50 equivalent sun protection for hiking, fishing, or even paddle boarding. This is my review: … More Hide from the sun in a lightweight, breezy…hoody? Backcountry Tahoe 2 Sun Hoody Review.
Leave No Trace is, and should always be, a high priority to anyone who considers themselves a true outdoors-man. Just recently, a steely eyed reader brought up the question; Is toothpaste really Leave No Trace? Or should we all abandon our teeth for the call of the wild. Well, I decided to look into it. … More A Leave No Trace Guide to Backcountry Tooth Brushing
Often, the first complaint I hear from new backpackers is that they can’t sleep in the woods. Nothing quite sucks the life out of backpacking like knowing you’re going to sleep terribly, if at all, when you get out there. Let’s see if we can fix that. Here are some tips. Upgrade your sleep system … More How to Sleep Better in the Backcountry
The Sierra Designs Backcountry quilt is designed to add a little bit of extra comfort to the new trend of minimalist quilts that are gaining popularity on the market. Backpacking Quilts are basically quilted blankets, with a foot box sewn into them. Typically, you will only have a small blanket to cover up with, no zippers, … More Sierra Designs Backcountry Quilt Review
The Sierra Designs Backcountry Bed is an evolutionary way to rethink the modern sleeping bag, but can evolution keep you out of the cold? I decided to find out by subjecting the sleeping bag to the challenges of riverside camping, deep inside the gorge of a local hiking favorite in the smoky mountains. The cold, damp, 40 degree … More Sierra Designs Backcountry Bed Review