Category Archives for Reviews

A Review of the Tarptent Notch Shelter

A Review of the Tarptent Notch Shelter: Does it Work as Promised?

Backpacking and camping are enjoyable outdoor activities for everyone, but ultralight backpacking is a more serious venture that typically only the experienced outdoorsmen practice. Ultralight backpacking

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A Review of the REI Base Camp 6 Tent

A Review of the REI Base Camp 6 Tent That You’ll Love

One of the biggest retailers of outdoor gear is REI. REI originally formed back in 1938 and quickly became a go-to source for gear and apparel aimed at outdoor living. They are a household name in the

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Marmot's ROM jacket

The Marmot ROM Jacket Review That You’ll Love

Marmot is all about outdoor gear. You can find everything you need, from tents to backpacks, but their apparel is where you’ll find some real fan-favorites. Some big brands are guilting of charging

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Bare Access 4 Shoe

A Review of Merrell Bare Access 4 Shoe: Is This the Trail Shoe for You?

Merrell is one of few brands that has really mastered the art of creating high quality shoes for outdoor enthusiasts. They are well-known for their innovations on the barefoot/minimalist shoe trend, being

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A Review of the Columbia Omni Heat Alpine Action Jacket

The Full Columbia Omni Heat Alpine Action Jacket Review: Is This the Coat You’ll Love?

Columbia is a well-known brand of both casual and athletic apparel. The brand originated in Portland, OR and has been around for 70+ years. Their primary focus is creating gear for outdoor enthusiasts

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Deuter ACT Lite 65+10 Backpack

The Deuter ACT Lite 65+10 Backpack: Is This the Pack for You?

Deuter has a surprisingly long history, dating back to 1898 when the founder first developed bags. It’s been a long time since then and Deuter is a well-respected producing of outdoor gear of all

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A Review of the Exped Lightning 60 Backpack

The Comprehensive Exped Lightning 60 Backpack from an Expert

Exped specifically gave this backpack the Lightning name since it was created for those “Fast and Light” backpacking trips. The ultralight backpacker will really appreciate how big the bag

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yeti-vs-hydroflask-which-is-better

Hydroflask vs. Yeti: Which Flask is Better? An Expert Opinion.

The Hydroflask and Yeti bottles rank amongst the best water bottles in the world, surpassing Nalgenes and Camelbacks with ease. Yet their unrivaled success only warrants one question: which is better? We’ll

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A Review of the Grayl Ultralight Water Purifier Bottle

A Review of the Grayl Ultralight Water Purifier Bottle: Does it Work as Promised?

Clean water is the key to overall health and survival. Sadly much of the water in the world is polluted, particularly in third world countries. Even within North America truly clean water can still be

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A Review of Five Ten Quantum Climbing Shoes

A Review of Five Ten Quantum Climbing Shoes from an Expert

The Five Ten brand was created back in 1985 and has been steadily producing some of the best high-performance shoes since it was founded. Five Ten is well known for focusing on constant innovation tied

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