Outdoor Research is not known for their jackets but I’ve had good luck with their Ion wind shirt which I bought for a song at the REI Outlet last year. This is a 2006 product but you can still find it in …Read More »
Section hikers are people who hike long distance trails in stages, maybe a weekend or a vacation, at a time. We are the unfortunate majority that can’t take a year off to hike the Appalachian Trail or many of the other …Read More »
Platypus Hydration Bladders
I am a big fan of Platypus hydration bladders and I normally carry a 3L reservoir with me when I’m backpacking. Platypus bladders are different from Camelback reservoir, which I have used in the past, because they have a much smaller opening screw …Read More »
Black Diamond Trail Hiking Poles
About 3 months ago, I lost my favorite hiking poles and had to replace them. Unfortunately, I couldn’t find my old poles anymore. I got them a few years ago at Sierra Trading Post and I don’t think they’re available in this …Read More »
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Kids aren’t just miniature adults, so purchasing …Read More »
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Hoka Speedgoat 5 Trail Running Shoe Review
The Hoka Speedgoat 5 is a cushioned …Read More »
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How Much Should a Backpacking Tent Weigh?
Tent weight is a frequent area of …Read More »
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