Showers Pass Crosspoint Waterproof Gloves and Socks review

The Crosspoint Waterproof gloves and socks from Showers Pass are hybrids of wool, waterproof membranes, and synthetics designed and ready for the nastiest of conditions while hiking or biking. This is my review.

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La Sportiva Primer Low GTX

La Sportiva Primer Low GTX Shoe Review

The Primer Low GTX combines the new Gore-Tex Surround technology and a full synthetic construction for a highly breathable, lightweight hiking shoe that doesn’t sacrifice comfort or protection. The Primers as mentioned before are constructed entirely of synthetic material, with a Nano Cell upper with PU synthetic leather, Gore-Tex surround waterproof technology throughout, EVA injection…

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…

Ahnu Mendocino Hiking Boots Review

The Mendocino Hiking Boots from Ahnu incorporate the eVent waterproof membrane and a full grain leather body in a minimalist approach to light weight hiking boots. I’ve been dragging them through rocks, mud, and the mountains of Tennessee to see how they hold up, and here is what I’ve come up with. Overview The boots…

Merrell Phaser Peak Boot Review

The Phaser Peak boot from Merrell is designed to be a backpacking grade boot; built to withstand the rigors and demands of climbing and descending miles of mountains with a heavy pack and changing conditions. Does Merrell have it in them to build a boot that can handle it? The boot is built from a…

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┬ápair of gaiters for every occasion, but can it…

Helly Hansen Loke Rain Pants Review

The Loke rain pants from H/H are lightweight, high performance pants with a bundle of features at a nice price tag. What’s not to like? About the pants The loke is made from a 2.5 layer breathable, water-proof laminated material. Fully seam sealed and treated with an external DWR, the pants will keep you dry…

Hummingbird Widemouth Carry-on review

The Widemouth Carry on by Hummingbird is designed to travel. It’s a rugged ,40 liter, waterproof, carry on bag that’s designed to fit into carry on compartments, or wherever else you’re brave enough to stuff it. About the Carry on The bag weighs 1 lbs 12 oz, and carries a full 40 liters of gear…

E case Review

Sometimes, technology in the backcountry can be a good thing. Snuggling up with a e-book in your cozy sleeping bag while rain tip toes across the head of your tent can be a magical experience. The only problem? Your e-reader isn’t waterproof. The E Case is designed to provide that waterproofing, while adding durability without…

Marmot Minimalist Rain Jacket Review. Men and Women’s.

The Marmot Minimalist is exactly what it sounds like. A rain jacket that gets the job done, without stuffing in a bunch of features you don’t need. About the Jacket Composed of Goretex Paclite, the jacket is packable, light weight at just 15 oz, and offers real rain protection without trapping in your own body…