I hate writing product reviews about my underwear, but I’ve had such a good experience using Super.Natural’s LS Top 175 this winter, that I wanted to tell you about this new brand. Half wool, half synthetic, the Super.Natural’s LS 175 Top has become my go-to cold weather baselayer for winter hiking, snowshoeing, backpacking and cross-country skiing. Made […]
Product reviews on backpacking gear.
I’m always experimenting with my winter layering system, and one new item that I’ve started carrying on really cold winter days when I go hiking or snowshoeing is a Reversible Polar Buff. While the Reversible Polar Buff can be configured in several different ways, as Henry demonstrates above, I mainly use mine as a neck gaiter in winter, […]
The MSR WindBoiler, is a new canister stove system built around the wind-proof and super fuel-efficient radiant burner that the company originally developed for The Reactor Stove. Unlike conventional backpacking stoves, radiant burners don’t have flame jets, which makes them impervious to windy weather so that they burn hotter and longer on the same amount of […]
I get tremendous personal satisfaction from learning, practicing, and using my outdoor skills when I go hiking, and it’s become an integral part of every day hike or backpacking trip I take. But there are so many outdoor skills that I am unfamiliar with covered in Mors Kochanski’s classic “Bushcraft”, that I could easily spend […]
The MSR Revo Explore Snowshoe is a recreational snowshoe that features the new Hyperlink ratchet binding system (also available on the MSR Lightning Explore Snowshoe) which is much easier and faster to put on than the four plastic strap binding used on MSR’s backcountry snowshoes, like the MSR Lightning Ascent. Like many of MSR’s other snowshoes, the Revo Explore has […]
L.L. Bean’s Ultralight 850 Down Hooded Jacket ($219) is a very warm midweight hooded down jacket that strikes a good balance between a technical winter hiking jacket and one for street use. If you can only afford to buy one down jacket, I’d recommend giving it a good look. I’ve been wearing the Ultralight 850 for cold weather hiking and […]