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Vintage Backpacking Gear

Orikaso Fold Flat Camping Bowl

Folding Bowl

There was a time when I would never have considered bringing a bowl on a backpacking trip. But now that I’ve tried the Orikaso Big Bowl, I’m going to start bringing this on my longer trips. Eating freezer bag meals and drinking recovery drinks out of a quart-sized ziploc bags …

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Golite Trek Backpack

Do you still long for the old days when Golite made a backpack that had mesh pockets? Those were the days of the Golite Trek, a multi-day backpack with an internal volume of just under 3950 in3 with a 700 in3 inch extension collar. Weighing just under 30 oz. (in …

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GoLite Waterproof Reed Pants

Golite’s Reed Pants are one of the lightest waterproof pants available today. At 6.4 oz for a men’s large, they are significantly lighter than both the old and new versions of Marmot Precips that weigh in at 9 oz. or more depending on size. These pants also compress down to …

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