It’s that time of year again! It’s getting chilly, the Holidays are sneaking up, and it’s time to get cozy by the campfire and prep for those hikers, campers and backpackers on your list. Here are some high quality, unique recommendations at every price point, tested and approved, by myself. … More 2022 Backpacking, camping, and hiking Holiday Gift Guide
Blending Merino wool, polyester and spandex into a high performance, stretchable fabric, the Dynawool Skuba Hoody from Kuhl brings both looks with performance in a single package. How does it perform? My review: The Dynawool Skuba Hoody is a lightweight zippered hoody constructed from Kuhl has coined Dynawood Powerflex, which is a smooth combination of … More Kuhl Dynawool Skuba Hoody. Form and Function Combined.
Aimed at survival enthusiast and collectors, the ‘Hawk’ is an 17 ounce steel tomahawk by Jason Hanson, designed for minimal weight and ease of carry. Quick Review: … More An Ultralight Tomahawk? Let’s talk about it.
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
An ultra-light yet storm worthy shelter, the Fortius 2p from Outdoor Vitals combines a rugged trekking pole supported design with a feathery 2.lb 3 oz pack weight. How did they manage to pull it off? This is my review: … More Outdoor Vitals Fortius 2p Trekking Pole Tent 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.
Part of their upcycled collection, the Clover LL sunglasses from Dragon Alliance use recycled water bottles to produce stylish sunglasses that look and feel great, while keeping plastic out of our oceans. This is my review: … More Five water bottles are recycled to make these Clover LL Sunglasses from Dragon
Anyone who has spent more than a week in the outdoors knows that a battery charge, even with little use, falls away rather quickly in the wilderness. The Knog PWR 10w is a lightweight, portable, solar power generator that promises to charge phones, earbuds, and even cameras. My review: … More Endless Portable Power: Knog PWR 10W Solar Panel Review
One of the easiest way to ease your burden on the environment is to simply shift away from single use products. The Pirani Stainless Steel tumbler is a stylish, durable option for those who like the party cup aesthetic, but want to avoid the negatives of “disposable” plastic … More Pirani, Reusable Stainless steel Insulated Tumblers
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