Outdoor Research Aspire Pant and Kayak Gear Accessories
A few weeks ago, I wrote about three products that helped us out while backpacking the Pacific Crest Trail. This week, I’m back with some products that we loved using during a multi-day sea kayaking trip in Washington state. Like with backpacking, there’s not a lot of extra room... Read more
Pick-Pocket Proof Business Travel Shorts by Clothing Arts
Clothing Arts is the savvy travelers’ goto brand for ensuring their valuables stay on their bodies and out of would-be pickpockets’ hands. . . all while looking their best. Pick-Pocket Proof Business Travel Short and the Pick-Pocket Proof Adventure Travel Shorts are ideal for those seeking adventure in locales that could be considered a... Read more
Sun King Pro Solar Powered Light
The Sun King Pro AN is a truly excellent camping lantern and charging device.  The orb-like light is durable, and attaches to (or can be removed from) a lightweight metal frame for ideal lighting in tents, RVs, campers, cabins, and any outdoor area, like a picnic table or porch.... Read more
Acoustic and Utilize Shorts From Nau
If you want shorts that are well made and look great in multiple situations, you can count on Nau to deliver. These synthetic Acoustic ones and the organic cotton Utilize ones are worth packing for your next warm weather adventure. We review a lot of travel pants on this... Read more
Three practical Sea to Summit backpacking items
Last week, my 16-year-old son and I section-hiked through two Oregon wilderness areas of the PCT. Three Sea to Summit products definitely pulled their weight on the trip, and made our job as hikers easier. Pack Tap water container: My dad has an age-old water storage bladder with a... Read more
Revamped Treksta Kobra Shoes With BOA Lacing System
Once you go BOA, you’ll never go back. Well, you may wish you could never go back anyway, that you could wave a magic wand and all your shoes would have the BOA closure system like these Treksta Kobra shoes do. Nothing to tie, retie, and bend over to... Read more
Oboz Emerald Peak hiking shoe
I’ve become quite the fan of Oboz Footwear. Now that I’ve been wearing their boots and shoes regularly for over a year, I can attest to the fact that Oboz doesn’t mess around with quality. Their low-cut shoes are as rugged and sturdy as their high-topped boots, and their... Read more
Patagonia CragDaddy 45L
The Patagonia CragDaddy is a popular choice among outdoor enthusiasts and climbers for schlepping gear to climbing routes. It can easily hold ropes, racks, draws, and all your food and layers for the day, with plenty of pockets to keep things organized and a well-fitting shoulder harness to keep the... Read more
Big Agnes Rattlesnake SL3 mtnGLO
If there’s any season that makes people want to go camping (no matter the “style” of camping), it’s summer. From backpackers to glampers to RV masters—everyone wants to get out into nature, even if it means cooling your heels in a packed campground. The Big Agnes Rattlesnake SL3 mtnGLO... Read more
Hi-tec Altitude Lite 1 Waterproof Hiking Boots
In the title I call these “boots,” but that word certainly doesn’t conjure up an accurate image of the lightweight Altitude Lite Waterproof footwear from Hi-Tec. These may be the lightest over-the-ankle shoes/boots I’ve ever strapped on for a hike: they weigh in at just a shade more than... Read more