Articles by: Greg Christensen

Chums Storm Series Downriver Bag Review

Chums Storm Series Downriver Bag Review

When you’re rafting, kayaking, SUPing or scrambling around waterfalls, you need a place to keep your camera, keys and backcountry permit. The Chums Storm Series[Read More…]

by December 12, 2014 0 comments Gear
Aqua-Bound Freedom Paddle Review

Aqua-Bound Freedom Paddle Review

When I’m stand-up paddle boarding and focusing on my balance, I usually find myself wishing my load could be just a little lighter. Mostly my[Read More…]

by November 19, 2014 0 comments Gear
Kelty TraiLogic Collection Review

Kelty TraiLogic Collection Review

The Kelty TraiLogic Collection is smart, attentively thought through and lives up to its TraiLogic moniker. It’s what a Vulcan would take camping. The collection[Read More…]

by August 14, 2014 0 comments Gear
Deodorant Review

Deodorant Review

Deodorant isn’t something I think about a lot. I use it. And I notice when other people don’t. When I’m hiking or camping, I might pack[Read More…]

by July 21, 2014 0 comments Community
Asolo Shiraz GV Boot Review

Asolo Shiraz GV Boot Review

The Asolo Shiraz GV boot claims to be water-resistant. But storms, streams and damp undergrowth have taught me that waterproof usually just means waterproof-ish. And[Read More…]

by July 8, 2014 0 comments Gear
Gregory J38 Backpack Review

Gregory J38 Backpack Review

I consider myself detail-oriented. But somehow, when agreeing to review the Gregory J38 pack, I missed a key bit of information: this backpack is specifically[Read More…]

by June 10, 2014 0 comments Gear
Cocoon Merino Wool Mummy Liner Review

Cocoon Merino Wool Mummy Liner Review

I’ve built and slept in snow caves before. Not frequently. But I’ve done it enough to feel like my sleeping bag and I can handle[Read More…]

by April 1, 2014 0 comments Gear
Pine City, Joshua Tree National Park

Pine City, Joshua Tree National Park

She directed me to Pine City, a backcountry trail not even marked on the official NPS map. To reach it, I had to veer off the main Park Boulevard onto an unpaved road so long, at one point I wasn’t sure I’d taken the right path.

by January 14, 2014 0 comments Trail of the Week, Trails
Thoughts On Thoughts On Hiking

Thoughts On Thoughts On Hiking

I could see the distant sprawl of beachburbia up one mountainside – a cluster of modern architecture that seemed to say, “We’re wealthy enough to build here, away from all you people. But feel free to borrow our view since you’ve made the climb.” Maybe I should have stayed at the pool.

by October 11, 2013 0 comments Trails
Asolo Piuma Hiking Boot Review

Asolo Piuma Hiking Boot Review

I live in North Texas. My hikes are rocky, dust-choked, and arid. I’m more likely to step on a baby diamondback than slip on a patch moss. I need my boots to be light and breathable. Water-resistance isn’t a must-have when you get less than 40 inches of rain a year. The Piuma hiking boots from Italy’s Asolo are designed for exactly this kind of terrain. I tested a pair in Texas Hill Country, the Santa Monica Mountains and Joshua Tree National Park. I took them through sandy arroyos and across loose gravel paths. I even took them bouldering.

by October 9, 2013 Comments are Disabled Gear