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
ExOfficio Airhart and Camina Trek’r Shirts
I have quite a few outdoor technical shirts in my closet, but when it comes to adventure-wear that can double as multi-use travel wear, it’s hard to beat ExOfficio. This brand is a solid bet for high-quality, practical, comfortable clothing that will take you from travel day to outdoor... Read more
Oboz Mystic Low BDry Lightweight Hiker
If you’re a hiker in need of a serious hiking boot, mostly likely, you’ve been steered toward the most serious-looking gear out there: the most rugged, high-topped boots on the market. Nothing wrong with that. In fact, for a mega-tough, ankle-supporting Oboz hiking boot, check out my review of... Read more
Big Agnes Women’s Pyramid Jacket
Did you know Big Agnes, maker of top-quality sleeping bags, pads, and tents, now makes men and women’s apparel? Imagine the warmth, comfort, and lightweight convenience of a Big Agnes sleeping bag, and then picture sliding your arms into it like a jacket. That’s how the women’s Pyramid Jacket... Read more
Atlas Endeavor Snowshoes
Snowshoeing is an accessible sport for the whole family to enjoy while traveling or while at home, and once everyone has the right equipment, it’s very affordable. I’ve recommended several pairs of snowshoes for kids, and now it’s the grown-ups’ turn. The Atlas Endeavor is designed for both men and... Read more
Stio Hometown Down Jacket for Kids
I love outdoor wear companies who make kids’ clothing with the same attention to quality and detail as their adult versions. At Stio, the kids’ Hometown Down Jacket is just like Mom’s and Dad’s. Stio is based out of Jackson Hole, Wyoming, so they know winter and they know what... Read more