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Hennessy Ultralite Backpacker Hammock

Hennessy Ultralite Backpacker Hammock

The Hennessy Hammock Ultralite model is a truly innovative approach to backcountry sleeping.

by October 25, 2011 0 comments Gear
A *Practical* Ultralight Alcohol Stove System

A *Practical* Ultralight Alcohol Stove System

Alcohol stoves seem to be the darling of anyone trying to “lighten up” in terms of their pack weight. Just one problem: There are so many alcohol stoves out there, how can anyone make sense of them all?

by October 25, 2011 0 comments Gear
Solepack SP-1 Review

Solepack SP-1 Review

The Solepack solves the problem of shoe storage and does it well. It is the perfect product for a niche user. Sure, it takes a little longer to pack your footwear, two zippers instead of one main pocket, but it does an excellent job of keeping shoe grime away from things that don’t mix well with mud.

by September 20, 2011 0 comments Gear
Brazos Walking Stick, your trekking poles’ sturdy, short-trip cousin

Brazos Walking Stick, your trekking poles’ sturdy, short-trip cousin

Indeed, at fifty-five inches long and a meandering diameter that is approximately one inch thick, it is a far cry from those cork topped, svelte pieces of telescoping graphite that collapse nicely on to your outer pack lashings when you don’t need them and feel like magic wands as you make yourself into a four-legged fury of churned mileage and well kept balance.

by September 6, 2011 0 comments Gear
Black Diamond Ultra Distance Z-Poles

Black Diamond Ultra Distance Z-Poles

The thing about über-light gear is they make me skeptical of them, which is somewhat funny since the weight of every piece of gear I consider is pretty much the first thing I check. But these poles were no exception: I second-guessed their sturdiness since it didn’t really feel like I was carrying anything in my hands.

by August 23, 2011 0 comments Gear
Extreme Ultralite Backpacking Towel: Lighter, More Versatile, Quick-Drying

Extreme Ultralite Backpacking Towel: Lighter, More Versatile, Quick-Drying

When I saw and felt the fabric material, I really was skeptical of the ability of this towel to absorb a significant amount of moisture as opposed to just squeegeeing it off of my body. So I decided to give it the same regimen as a household towel would get….the post shower test. Surprisingly, no squeegee effect. All absorption.

by August 16, 2011 0 comments Gear
Mountain Hardwear Winter Wander Gear Review

Mountain Hardwear Winter Wander Gear Review

“I’m looking for a pair of pants that will keep me warm, dry, and comfortable. Something I can climb in; something that I can hike all day in. It has to be durable and look sharp. Something for cold, windy winter pitches in Joshua Tree,” I tell the sales rep behind the counter.

by August 9, 2011 0 comments Gear