Gear Reviews

Sitka Fanatic Hoody Review

Sitka Fanatic Hoody Review

The Sitka Fanatic Hoody is a versatile hooded grid fleece mid-layer that’s great for on-trail hiking and off. It has an integrated face mask which is good for wind and sun protection, mittens sewn onto the end of its sleeves, a kangaroo pocket, and a drop tail that works well …

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Gossamer Gear Mariposa 60 Backpack Review

Gossamer Gear Mariposa 60 Backpack Review

The Gossamer Gear Mariposa 60 is a lightweight ultralight-style backpack that weighs 30.5 oz. It’s ideal for weekend backpacking and long-distance trips, particularly if you prefer a backpack that has lots of pockets and a frame, like a more conventional backpack, but weighing half as much. The Mariposa is also …

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Kuhl Renegade Cargo Convertible Hiking Pants Review

Kuhl Renegade Cargo Convertible Hiking Pants Review

KUHL Renegade Cargo Convertible Pants are great for hiking, backpacking, and outdoor recreation because you can unzip and remove the lower legs if you start to overheat. They’re made with a super comfortable softshell-like fabric called Duralux which combination of nylon and spandex. They have six pockets, boot zips, a …

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Deuter Guide Lite 24 Backpack Review

Deuter Guide Lite 24 Backpack Review

The Deuter Guide Lite 24 is an ultralight, streamlined backpack designed for alpine hiking and climbing. Weighing just 1 lb and 7 oz (650 grams), it’s a real departure for Deuter in terms of looks, features, and materials. The pack has a great mix of technical features with plenty of …

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Osprey Soelden 32 Backpack Review

Osprey Soelden 32 Backpack Review

The Osprey Soelden 32 is a 2.5-lb pack designed for backcountry skiing and snowboarding. The Soelden, and its counterpart the women’s Osprey Sopris (20 or 30), feature options for carrying skis and boards, with reinforced areas to protect the packs from metal edges. A large front panel with a J-shaped …

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Fjallraven Bergtagen 38 Backpack Review

Fjallraven Bergtagen 38 Backpack Review

The Fjallraven Bergtagen 38 is a waterproof mountaineering backpack that’s designed for winter hiking and climbing with modular components that added or removed depending on your needs. It has wooden frame stays, a lid, and hip belt that can all be removed for long approach hikes, ski tours, or summit …

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