Staying warm in the winter is far less biology and much more science. Well designed gear can transform a desolate winter hiding underneath the sheets into a wonderful season of exploration and comfort. The Elite DriDown Parka was built from the ground up with that in mind. Drawing much of it’s inspiration from the sensational … More Sierra Designs Elite Dridown Parka Review: A Feathery Furnace.
When I heard that the makers of my favorite pair of underwear have started cranking out Merino wool long johns, I was instantly interested. Good undies are surprisingly hard to find. Luckily, they’ve been been designed to provide both warmth and flexibility, alongside of the untouchable comfort SAXX is already becoming known for. I’ve been … More SAXX Blacksheep Long Johns
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
It’s always hammock season. Hot or cold, there is always comfort to be found within their soft, silky folds. The Exped Travel Hammock plus is a combination rip-stop nylon hammock and suspension system that’s light enough to carry, and comfortable enough to provide some serious rest and relaxation. The Plus that you see in the name … More Exped Travel Hammock Plus
The pillow; A primary suspect and often one of certain demise when it comes to cutting pack weight. Luckily, there are options that minimize the compromise between better sleep and minimal weight. I bring you one of the best. Made right here in the USA, the Thermarest Compressible pillow is filled using upcycled cores from the … More Thermarest Compressible Pillow Review
There once was a time when down was the only option for light weight winter insulation. This is no longer the case. High performance synthetics like Primaloft have changed the game, and even offer benefits over down fill. The Odin Insulator from Helly Hansen is tangible proof of this. The Odin Jacket outer and inner body are both … More Helly Hansen Odin Insulator Jacket Review
One of the perks of going with hammock camping is the possibility of shedding some weight. Why then are so many hammock suspension systems so heavy? The Eno Helios suspension system is a pair of ultralight straps that aim to make that question irrelevant. Built from incredibly light weight and durable Dyneema line paired with a … More ENO Helios Suspension System Review