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Backpacking

Kelty Impact 30 Review

By  •  Camp, Hike

With the Agile Suspension System, Kelty delivers one helluva daypack. It’s comfortable, stable and able to carry a surprisingly large amount of gear. Everything about the pack is well thought out, from the ventilation system to the built in rain cover.
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Ortovox Haute Route 35 Review
8 years ago

Ortovox Haute Route 35 Review

By  •  Skiing, Camp, Hike

If you dream of sipping a nice martini when reaching for your hydration hose – and you want four-season versatility – the Haute Route just might be the right daypack for you.

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REI Lookout 40 Review
8 years ago

REI Lookout 40 Review

By  •  Camp, Hike

With the Lookout 40, REI delivers a great daypack with all the capacity and features necessary for long day hikes and short overnights. They also deliver one heck of a bargain. At $99 MSRP, it’s the least expensive in our test.
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GearGuide’s 10 Essentials

By  •  News, Camp, Fly Fish

The 10 Essentials are the elements necessary to survive in an emergency situation in the wilderness. I recommend carrying them even on short hikes. There are a number of updated 10 Essentials lists. Here’s the GearGuide version that works for us:

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Gift Ideas for Mother’s Day

By  •  Skiing, Apparel, Travel

Mother’s Day is right around the corner. This year, my advice is skip the too-sweet holiday cards and put your cash towards an outdoor-oriented gift that she’ll be able to use on a run, a hike, at camp or where ever her adventures will take her.
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Sport Science T-Shirt Review
8 years ago

Sport Science T-Shirt Review

By  •  Apparel, Camp, Travel

Feels like cotton, performs like tech fabric. Sport Science delivers a winner with their Smarter Basics gear.
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