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
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
Eureka Jade Canyon 6 tent
The Eureka Jade Canyon 6 appears to be your standard single room dome tent. And it is: it’s simple to set up, basic in design, and well-suited for general family or group camping. However, the Jade Canyon also has some interesting features worth looking at closely. First, the nuts and bolts:... Read more
L.L. Bean Down Sleeping Bag with DownTek
Out of the box, or bag, as the case may be, I wondered if the new L.L. Bean Down Sleeping Bag with DownTek might be too bulky for my needs. It’s certainly a full, thick bag, with surprising loft. However, it packs down as small as any sleeping bag... Read more
GSI Outdoors and HydroFlask Pint Glasses
Walk into any outdoor gear store, especially in craft brew hot spots like the Pacific Northwest, and it won’t take long to notice everyone is making travel-ready pint glasses. In my book, this can only be a good thing, and not just for beer consumption. In fact, we use... Read more
Outdoor Travel Safety and First Aid Round Up
I’m always glad to find new products for my outdoor first aid arsenal. If you need to restock your supply of insect repellents, emergency medical supplies, or outdoor survival tools before high camping season or outdoor excursions while traveling, Natrapel, Adventure Medical Kits, and Sol have some interesting new... Read more
Sea to Summit Comfort Light Sleeping Mat
It’s becoming easier and easier to be a backpacker these days. With packs, tents, and mattresses becoming more technical, lighter, and more effective every year, backpacking enthusiasts no longer have to choose between comfort and weight (for a price). Case in point: the Sea to Summit Comfort Light sleeping... Read more
Grand Trunk Nano 7 Lightweight Hammock
Whether you’re doing some serious backcountry hiking or you’re just kicking back for a siesta in your travels, this Nano 7 Hammock from Grand Trunk won’t load you down when you bring it along. Weighing in at around a half pound and squishing down to the size of a... Read more
Jet Boil MiniMo
Even when you’re merely car camping, it’s hard to tow along all the foodstuffs you enjoy when you have a full kitchen at home—although, I did once drive with a freshly made Zachary’s pizza from Berkeley to Mount Shasta, Calif., because I liked Zachary’s pizza at the time. And... Read more
Natural Wilderness Wipes From Sea to Summit
Grab a pack of these Wilderness Wipes from great travel and camping gear outfitter Sea to Summit and you’ll be ready to clean your dirty hands or get presentable anywhere. Sometimes when you’re in the backcountry or just stuck on a dusty Indian bus, it’s hard to find a... Read more