2, 2.5, and 3 Layer Rain Jackets Explained

Rain jackets come in three distinct forms based on how they are constructed. Each has their own properties, pros and cons, but what is the difference and which should you use? Let’s look into it. … More 2, 2.5, and 3 Layer Rain Jackets Explained


Holiday Gift Guide for Hikers and Backpackers

Ah, tis the season once again. It’s getting colder, the Holidays are sneaking up on us, and people scramble to find their yearly sacrifice to those they love. Luckily, I’m here to help with a fine selection of relatively unknown but highly useful gifts for those who love the outdoors. I’ll include some useful links … More Holiday Gift Guide for Hikers and Backpackers

Julbo Aero Performance Glasses Review

The Julbo Aero Performance Sunglasses are designed to be ultralight, aerodynamic sunglasses that target trail runners and mountain bikers. They provide a wide field of view while emphasizing clear vision and comfort. The Julbo Aero glasses are designed for moments when clarity is of utmost importance, such as reading the terrain while trail running or … More Julbo Aero Performance Glasses Review

JBL Micro 2 Portable Speaker review

Tiny portable speakers aren’t generally something I’d associate with outdoor adventure, but the more I’ve used the JBL Micro 2 the more reasons I’ve found to carry it. It’s a small, rechargeable, battery operated speaker with a single 3.5 mm headphone jack for connecting to phones or MP3 players, and it’s uses are endless. I’ve been using this thing for a while now, and this is what I think. … More JBL Micro 2 Portable Speaker review

Gregory Salvo 28 Backpack Review

The Gregory Salvo 28 backpack introduces Gregory’s innovative new Freespan Suspension technology. This new system improves airflow, enhances lumbar support, and provides ample structure for heavier loads. I’ve drug this pack through the mountains, the cities, and even through black diamond bike courses just to see what it was made of. This is my review. … More Gregory Salvo 28 Backpack Review

La Sportiva Trango TRK GTX Boots Review

Going light and backpacking is practically synonymous. It’s an inconvenient truth that that backpacking boots rarely manage to provide true support while maintaining that lightweight build that’s so strongly desired. Thankfully, technology is beginning to change that. The Trango TRK GTX boots provide more stability at a lower weight by implementing modern materials and technologies … More La Sportiva Trango TRK GTX Boots Review