Big Agnes Tigerwall UL 2

The Tigerwall UL2 aims to combine a spacious interior, two doors, and two vestibules, into a packed weight of just 2 lbs 10 oz. Can it be done? My review. 

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The Big Creek Waterproof DryBag Review

Sometimes, you just know you’re going to get wet. Thankfully, the Big Creek is a completely waterproof pack that’s designed to protect gear from anything from a light rain, to a full submersion. This is my review. 

North St. Pioneer Review

North St. has been busy for a while now, innovating and producing rugged, unique gear. The Pioneer pack is no different. It’s an organizer, but it can be expanded into a hip pack, shoulder bag, or even a bike handlebar bag. This is my review. So, the Pioneer comes in a few different sizes, the…

L.L.Bean Backcountry 2 Dome Tent Review

Rugged and ready for the worst conditions, the Backcountry 2 Dome tent from L.L. Bean offers impressive durability and weather protection at a relatively low cost. The Backcountry 2 is a full double wall 4-season backpacking tent. This means it’s designed to handle high wind, heat and snow. The tent has a full front door…

Princeton Tec Axis

Princeton Tec Axis Headlamp Review

Simplicity in use is the theme of the Princeton Tec Axis. The Axis is a lightweight, high powered headlamp that provides instant access to brightness adjustments through a unique, simplistic interface. My review: The Axis has only two adjustments. There is a large, easy to find button on the side of the headlamp, and an…

Sierra Designs Backcountry Bed 700 Review

Improving on their previous Backcountry bed design, Sierra Designs has updated their sleeping bags to be warmer, more efficient, and lighter through the use of streamlined design and revised materials. Is newer better? My review: Let’s start by looking at the design. For the unfamiliar, the original Backcountry bed removed the zippers of traditional sleeping…

Sierra Designs Convert 2 Review

4 season protection at 3 season weights? The Sierra Designs Convert 2 tent promises to be just that. With a removable vestibule, beefed up construction, and a sturdy design, this could work. The Convert two is designed for winter use. It has a more robust pole system than most 3 season tents, breathable nylon walls…