If you’ve read Jake’s trip report, and his kit list, you might be interested to see what a mildly alternative hiking philosophy looks like. The same disclaimers apply – I don’t claim to be a perfect packer, or that this … Continue reading PCT Section J – an alternate kit list
A Disclaimer I love OutdoorGearLab. They provide an incredibly valuable service for free – in fact, they are one of only about ten sites which I whitelist from my adblocker… the ultimate internet compliment. Their reviews, when read from a … Continue reading What OutdoorGearLab Doesn’t Understand About the Arc’teryx Atom SuperLight (and Many Other Things)
Why not a sleeping bag? Sleeping bags are perhaps the most iconic pieces of backpacking gear – as long as I can remember (honestly, not that long) they have been not just the go-to sleeping system, but have dominated the … Continue reading Quilt Camping – My Thoughts on an Enlightened Equipment Revelation
by Isaac This winter, I decided to throw myself into as many cold-weather hikes/activities as I could fit into my schedule. Thus far (mid-February at time of writing) that’s meant summits of a handful of White Mountain 4k’ers (Mt. Carrigain, … Continue reading Dr StrangeGlove, or How I Learned To Stop Worrying and Love the Snow: Winter Hiking Tips
This isn’t just a clickbait question headline; I really want to know. Of all the areas of my hiking setup, my glove system is the only one I really don’t feel that I have properly dialed in. So, here’s how … Continue reading Guest Post: What’s your glove system?
Truly exceptional design often takes such a fundamental foothold in our lives that we lose appreciation for the revolutionary nature of the original product. Edison’s light bulbs, the Boeing 747, Converse sneakers; all now mimicked and genericized to the extent … Continue reading Patagonia R1 Full Zip Jacket Review