Black Diamond Sprinter Headlamp Review

The Black Diamond Sprinter is a lightweight USB rechargeable Headlamp designed for high intensity use on and off the trail. Housing a powerful front lantern, back red strobe lights and a removable top band, it’s usable in practically any condition. My review: The Sprinter divides it’s electronics between the front and back of the unit. The…

Camelbak Chute Thermos

Camelbak Chute Insulated Thermos Review

The Camelbak Chute is a large double walled thermos designed to keep 40 oz of goodness cold for a full 24 hours or hot for 6. This is my review. The Chute is primarily constructed from two layers of 18/8 stainless steel with a gap between them, forming a vacuumed, double walled barrier of insulation.…

Cambelbak Franconia LR 24 Backpack Review

The LR 24 from Camelbak is a spacious lumbar pack designed to comfortably carry heavier loads of food, water and gear for an all day outing on the trail. It packs lots of storage, the new Cruz LR reservoir and an air suspension back panel designed for maximum ventilation, but does it hold up under…

Country Archer Jerky

Country Archer Makes Amazing Jerky

I’m a big fan of meat in general. It’s tasty, provides excellent nutrition, and does a great job of keeping me full while providing essential building blocks for an active body. Imagine my excitement then when I came home to discover a massive six pound box of jerky resting on the stoop of my apartment.…

U.L. THERMAWRAP JACKET

Montbell U.L. Thermawrap Jacket Review

The U.L. Thermawrap jacket from Montbell is designed to function in wet or mixed conditions as an ultralight mid or outer layer. I’ve been putting it through every situation imaginable, and it’s performed exceptionally well. This is my review. Constructed primarily of hydro-phobic Exceloft insulation, the Thermawrap is built to hold up in a wide variety…

Seal Skin Gloves

SealSkinz Dragon Eye Waterproof Gloves Review

The Dragon Eye Gloves from SealSkinz target seasons that not only bring bone chilling cold , but also rain, sleet and snow. With a rugged, low thickness design, they’re designed to provide excellent dexterity while keeping hands protected from abrasion, water, and cold. This is my review. The Dragon Eye Gloves are entirely waterproof, windproof…

Helly Hansen Dry Performance Crew Baselayer

The secret to staying warm in the winter starts with a solid base layer. Helly Hansen has introduced the new Dry Performance Crew Base layer, using their LIFA technology to keep wearers dry, warm, and comfortable. This is my review: The Dry Performance Crew utilizes Hell’s own HH Dry tech. It’s a synthetic material woven…

SlumberJack In-Season 2 tent

SlumberJack In-Season 2 Tent Review

4 season tents can be very, very expensive with shelters often clearing the 1000 dollar mark. Obviously, most people cannot justify that kind of cost. Thankfully, at $269.95, the In-season 2 4 season from Slumberjack’s is aimed squarely at the masses who want an affordable solution to camping. The In-Season 2 tent is built around…

L.L.Bean TEK 02 3L Storm Jacket Review

Designed to be a wearable fortress for all weather conditions, the new TEK 02 Three Layer rain jacket from L.L.Bean brings new technology that promises significantly better breathability while providing excellent weather protection. How does this industry first tech hold up? Exclusive to L.L.Bean, The TEK 02 technology is a three layer fabric designed to provide…