I have a weakness for ultralight titanium cookware and when I saw the Esbit 750 ml Titanium Mug Pot over the winter, I knew I had to try it out. I was pulling together a new wood and solid fuel based cook system for ultralight backpacking trips and the size and features of this pot appealed […]
Product reviews on backpacking gear.
There are three things you should take away from this review of the new 24 ounce Sierra Design’s Backcountry Quilt: Sierra Designs has improved on the original quilt concept with a built-in hood that will appeal to backpackers and campers who’ve used mummy bags in the past but want to lighten up their gear. It’s a […]
I wear a Sea-to-Summit Head Net with Insect Shield when I hike and backpack during bug season. When coupled with a wide-brimmed hat like my OR Sentinel Brim, wearing a head net is far more comfortable and effective than coating my ears, head, chest and shoulders with DEET insect repellent. I’ve tried several head nets over […]
The Mountainsmith Apex 80 Backpack is a high volume, expedition style appropriate for long backpacking trips where you need to carry extra food or technical gear. With an adjustable length torso, the Apex 80 is loaded with all of the features you’d expect on a high volume top-loading pack, but it is surprisingly light weight (4 pounds […]
Ursacks are soft-sided bearproof bags that you can use to store your backpacking food and smellables in at night. They’re different from a traditional bear bags that you hang a minimum of 10 feet off the ground and 5 feet away from the trunk because they’re made out of a bear proof fabric reinforced with Spectra yarns that bears can’t chew […]
The Stealth is a new ultralight tarptent from UK gear maker Trekkertent that combines a simple design with a diverse range of capabilities for lightweight adventures. I’ve been testing one of the first product models available for the past several months and like the simplicity and classic design of the Stealth which has a built-in […]