Matador SEG42 travel pack

REVIEW: Matador SEG42 Travel Pack

If you’re the kind of person who likes to travel light, chances are you probably already recognize the tradeoffs that come with carrying a minimalist pack. Lightweight bags are great for navigating busy airports...

Ridge Merino Hoodie Full Zip

REVIEW: Ridge Merino Wool Hoodie Full Zip

As the warm days of summer start to transition to the cooler days of fall, our outdoor gear needs begin to change as well. It’s time to swap out the shorts and t-shirts in...

Sherpa Gurkhali pant

REVIEW: Sherpa Adventure Gear Gurkhali Travel Pants

Without question, one of the most competitive segments of the outdoor apparel market is hiking and travel pants. Nearly every company that makes outdoor clothing offers their take on the classic trekking trouser, which...

Cobra Road Trip CB

REVIEW: Cobra Road Trip Handheld CB Radio

While modern cellphones have made it easier than ever to stay in contact while on the go, there are still plenty of places where cell coverage remains elusive. Finding a way to communicate while...

Keen Solr Sandal

REVIEW: Keen Solr Sandal

Despite the fact that Keen practically invented the outdoor sandal when it introduced its venerable Newport model nearly two decades ago, the company continues to refine and innovate with its design. This is abundantly...

ZenBivy MotoBed

REVIEW: Zenbivy MotoBed Sleep System

When searching for the right sleeping bag and sleeping pad to accompany us on our backcountry adventures we often find ourselves having to make compromises. Because size and weight are almost always an important...

REVIEW: Bug Botanist Mosquito Repellent Spray

  Bug Botanist Mosquito Repellent Spray is a naturally-derived, DEET-free, mosquito repellent that has been scientifically tested to be safe around kids and pets when used as directed. It contains just 6 essential oils...

REVIEW: USWE Pace 8 Running Vest

You’ve seen them on every serious runner on Strava. You’ve seen them on every “serious” runner on Instagram. Running vests. If you have one, you know what the hype is all about, if you...

REVIEW: Kodiak Skogan Mid Waterproof Hiker

I don’t enjoy shopping for hiking boots. I try them on, they feel good. Then I go for an actual hike and all the flaws come screaming out. Hot spots, sweaty feet, pinching, rubbing,...

REVIEW: Native Eyewear WELLS™ Sunglasses

The Wells sunglasses at first glance, seem just like any other pair of sunglasses. They have a plasticy frame and lenses that are like magnets for fingerprints. If I’m honest, I was a bit...

45 Awesome Brands Born in The Pacific Northwest

The Pacific Northwest is a mecca for weirdos, mountain lovers, and seamen. Since that pretty much covers everyone who likes the outdoors, it’s no surprise the amount of rising outdoor brands we love that...

Review: Patagonia DAS Parka

People who know me know that I wear the same thing every day. For a piece of apparel to make it into this lineup, it has to meet three criteria. It has to be...