The Big Agnes Copper Spur UL1 mtnGLO may be the nicest one person double-walled tent I’ve ever slept in. It doesn’t feel cramped, which is unusual for a one person tent, and it has a lot of extra space along the sides, head, and foot ends so you can spread out your stuff. The tent is outfitted […]
Product reviews on backpacking gear.
Massdrop is going to be offering a “drop” on a 20 degree down quilt this week (4/29) for $200. The company has a history of developing custom products for their member communities, and this will be their first foray into ultralight gear. They work with small manufacturers to design and make these products, but private label […]
The Hyperlite Mountain Gear 3400 (55L) Southwest Backpack is a durable cuben fiber backpack that’s good for multi-day backpacking trips in rugged terrain. The 3400 Southwest is basically the same pack as the smaller volume Hyperlite Mountain Gear 2400 (40L) Southwest Backpack (SectionHiker Gear of the Year in 2015) but with a longer extension collar, so […]
While fly fishing can be as simple as tying a general-purpose fly to your line and trying to hook a fish, a lot of people geek out and tie different flies for different seasons and stages in the life-cycle of the insects that fish eat. ‘Matching the hatch’, as it’s called by fishermen, is a […]
While the one piece, o.9 ounce Hammock Gear Cuben Fiber Sleeve isn’t that revolutionary, I think it’s a clever improvement over two piece hammock snakeskins. It also compliments large cuben fiber tarps which are hard to stuff into a stuff sack and are better folded or rolled. Snakeskins If you’re not familiar with snakeskins,(first popularized by […]