Category Archives for Reviews

Marmot Never Summer Sleeping Bag Review: Yay or Nay? Find Out Here!

If you’re planning on spending any time in the backcountry in cooler weather, you’re probably aware of the need for a sleeping bag. Ultralight quilts can serve as a suitable summer sleep solution,

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Vasque St. Elias GTX Boots Review: Do You Need These?

Whether you’re backpacking across the Appalachian Trail or just out on a day hike with some friends, there’s nothing that’ll ruin your trip faster than a bad pair of boots. On most trails, you’ll

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My Patagonia DAS Parka Review: Is This for You?

It’s easy not to think about cold and wetness when you’re cruising up the side of a mountain (or whatever your winter wonderland of choice happens to be), your heart is pumping, and your body is radiating

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Arc’teryx Atom LT Jacket Review: Should You Buy It?

Everybody needs a mid-layer jacket. It doesn’t matter whether you’re camping, hiking, mountaineering, climbing, cross-country skiing, or doing something else, and it doesn’t matter whether it’s

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The Mystery Ranch Glacier Backpack Review That You’ll Love

Most people with an affinity for the outdoors discover sooner or later that they want to get off the grid and really get out into the wild. Maybe that means climbing some remote peak, maybe it means backpacking

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backpacker’s pantry vs mountain house – who has the best meals

Backpacker’s Pantry vs Mountain House – Who Has the Best Meals?

Although sharing a freshly cooked meal around a campfire is perhaps one of the most enjoyable experiences, it’s undoubtedly a bit of a luxury and one that most backpackers will not partake in. The

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darn tough vs smartwool - which is the better sock

Darn Tough vs Smartwool [2018 Update] – Which is the Better Sock?

Not all socks are created equal and every outdoor enthusiast who has experienced cold, sweaty, or blistered feet can attest to how important sock selection is. There are a variety of different sock materials

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A Review of the Sawyer MINI Water Filter

The Ultimate Sawyer MINI Water Filter Review: Does It Work?

One of the single most important aspects of staying healthy and safe on the trail is access to fresh, clean water. Even though there are natural water sources far out in the country that are fairly clean

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Fugitive GTX

Asolo Fugitive GTX Boots Review: Are These Worth It?

Asolo is a popular footwear company that creates a range of different shoes but their hiking boots are some of their most popular. The Italian company has been around for nearly 4 generations now and they

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CG apparel

Top Under Armour ColdGear Infrared Apparel – The Full Review

If you are at all into athletics or outdoor sports/activities, it’s safe to say that you’ve heard of Under Armour. Under Armour or UA, was founded in 1996 as a sports clothing and accessories

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