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Pearl Izumi Peak II Review

Pearl Izumi Peak II Review

I love gear that serves multiple purposes. Anytime I can have one item that does the work of a couple I am happy. That was[Read More…]

by April 9, 2012 0 comments Gear
Marquette Backcountry Ski Review

Marquette Backcountry Ski Review

These skis are short, wide, and come in one size fits all. They are built of plastic without edges or camber. Predrilled inserts for 3-pin bindings make mounting a breeze with heal pad positions adjustable for boot size.

by April 2, 2012 0 comments Gear
Ortovox Piz Bernina Jacket

Ortovox Piz Bernina Jacket

Piz Bernina Specifications While Ortovox’s Piz Bernina jacket has the appearance of being ‘just another down jacket,’ hikers who try the product can’t help but[Read More…]

by March 21, 2012 0 comments Gear
Columbia Omni Heat Mid Weight Thermals

Columbia Omni Heat Mid Weight Thermals

The idea behind Omni-Heat is to recycle your body heat. Columbia does this by applying a thin layer of silver material inside the thermals that reflects the heat back towards your body instead of letting it “escape” through the fabric like other lesser thermals.

by February 29, 2012 0 comments Gear
Wolverine Fulcrum Hiking Boots

Wolverine Fulcrum Hiking Boots

A cool feature that only Wolverine offers is the ICS (Individual Comfort System). At first the testers were a bit skeptical about this feature, but after several excursions they discovered that the ICS technology really does help.

by February 21, 2012 0 comments Gear
Piggyback Rider Review

Piggyback Rider Review

Guest post by Nicole Antich My three-and-a-half year and I have really enjoyed outings in our conventional carrier where he is sitting down. I did[Read More…]

by February 2, 2012 0 comments Gear
The New MSR MicroRocket

The New MSR MicroRocket

Attention PocketRocket owners! Time to put that old stove out to pasture and upgrade to the new MicroRocket… Well, maybe not quite, but MSR has[Read More…]

by January 25, 2012 0 comments Gear
Sawyer 7/6/B Water Filter

Sawyer 7/6/B Water Filter

I know filtering is faster than chemical tablets and even boiling (taking into account cooling after the fact), but it also takes work. The last thing I want to do when taking a “break” on the trail is do more work. When it was my turn to pump I found that you couldn’t pump too quickly or the pump would slip and add to that the number of people who wanted water and your 15 minute break turns into 45 minutes! That was 10 years ago and now the options are pretty good and getting faster. There are even super compact filter units that will do a liter a minute. I still prefer the Sawyer 7/6/B water filter and here’s why.

by November 26, 2011 0 comments Gear
Columbia Tull Creek™ Jacket

Columbia Tull Creek™ Jacket

Over the years I have never been a fan of pit zips; they never seem to work for me. They either leak when open or do not seem to do any good in cooling me off. However, the pit zips on the Tull Creek™ Jacket have shown me just what armpit zippers should do. When I zip them wide open, I can feel the heat escaping, and can feel my body cooling off by several degrees.

by November 18, 2011 0 comments Gear
Hydrapak Morro Review

Hydrapak Morro Review

Built upon a heritage of packs designed primarily with bikers in mind, the design team at Hydrapak has done a quality job ensuring that the latest version of their Morro Hydration pack is versatile enough to meet the needs of any outdoor enthusiast as well as any daily use purpose.

by October 28, 2011 0 comments Gear