It’s happening. It’s getting darker, colder, and the falling leaves are signaling that is time to start thinking about what to give that avid adventurer for Christmas. Now, giving a gift is one thing. Giving a gift that benefits the user and the planet? That’s another. So for this years guide I decided to focus a little bit more on items that are not only super useful, but durable, reusable, or just emphasize being kind to the planet. Let’s take a look, and check back later as I add some more recommendations. … More 2021 Holliday Gift Guide
Apex Protein Snacks focus on simple protein based snacks with short, healthy ingredient lists. I had a chance to try out four of their offerings, and these are my thoughts. … More Apex Protein Snacks?
The All-Paca fleece is a lightweight mid-layer hoodie that is constructed entirely out of responsibly source Peruvian alpaca fleece. Made in the United States, it is designed to be a nimble, packable, and quick drying garment for on those on the move. My review: … More Appalachian Gear Company All-Paca Fleece Hoodie Review
Designed to provide clean drinking water when urban sources are contaminated or uncertain, the Sawyer Tap connects directly to a sink, water hose spigot or other sources to clean up to 500 gallons per day without the use of disposable filters. … More Sawyer Tap Filter: Filtration for urban use.
Large, spacious, and highly livable, the Sierra Designs Nomad 6 is a fully featured car camping tent that is designed to be fast and easy to set up. This is my review: The Nomad 6 is of course a 6 person car camping tent. It has a three pole design with the two primary poles … More Sierra Designs Nomad 6 Camping Tent Review
Designed to be the example of lightweight minimalism, the Kings Canyon UL Quilt from Big Agnes is a fully synthetic warm weather quilt built for those looking for light pack weight and tiny pack size. … More Big Agnes Kings Canyon UL Quilt
With an aim to help eliminate the consumption of single-use plastic bottles, EcoVessel produces high quality hydration bottles and tumblers that are designed to last a lifetime, while also providing excellent insulation. … More EcoVessel Transit Mug and Boulder Bottle
Designed to provide moisture management and protection from the sun, the Solen Hoodie from Helly Hansen is a minimalist, lightweight base or outer layer with built in UPF 50+ protection. … More Helly Hansen Solen Hoodie Review
Improving on an already amazing tent, Big Agnes revitalizes their Copper Spur line with vestibules that double as awnings, improved clips, easier setup, and tougher materials. This is our review: … More Big Agnes Copper Spur HV UL2 Review
The Fenix HM50R is an exceptionally high quality headlamp constructed with a full aluminum housing, a rechargeable battery, and a high output 500 lumen LED. Simple and powerful, I came away rather impressed. This is my review: … More Fenix HM50R Rechargeable Headlamp Review