Big Agnes ShovelHead Jacket Review

Big Agnes has a long history of making high quality sleeping bags. Now, they’re producing high quality jackets as well. I’ve been using the Big Agnes ShovelHead jacket for quite some time now, and I’m a big fan. The Shovelhead is a lightweight insulating jacket filled with 700 fill DownTek down: a waterproof goose down that … More Big Agnes ShovelHead Jacket Review

Kelty Catalyst 65 Backpack Review

The Catalyst 65 from Kelty brings forth a simple innovation that produces impressive results. At the base of the design is the Perfect-FIT system, an instantly adjustable torso length that provides nearly 16″ of expansion. This simple system combined with solid design results in a supremely comfortable backpack for a surprisingly low price. The Catalyst 65 … More Kelty Catalyst 65 Backpack Review

Ahnu Coburn Boots Review

The Coburn boots from Ahnu are lightweight hiking and backpacking boots, complete with waterproof eVent fabrics and a tough full-grain leather body. I’ve been putting these boots through every test I can find, and this is what I found. The boots are built with a light weight, almost minimalist approach. The boots itself is mostly full-grain … More Ahnu Coburn Boots Review

Hillsound Super Armadillo Nano Gaiter Review

Gaiters, when they come in handy, they come in real handy. Some conditions simply demand them, and having a solid pair can make the difference between soggy, cold, blistery feet, and an enjoyable backcountry scamper. The Super Armadillo Nano Gaiters from Hillsound attempt to be a single pair of gaiters for every occasion, but can it … More Hillsound Super Armadillo Nano Gaiter Review