Author: Kraig Becker

Front Runner Wolf Pack Pro

REVIEW: Front Runner Wolf Pack Pro Gear Box

Let’s face it, travel and outdoor gear is expensive, which is why keeping it safe, well organized, and well-protected is so important. A good gear box can help you accomplish that and make better...

Pelican R40 case

REVIEW: Pelican R40 Personal Utility Ruck Case

Frequent travelers know that there are two challenges that can be tough to overcome while on the road—staying organized and keeping fragile items well protected. The Pelican R40 Personal Utility Ruck Case is designed...

Lowa Alpine SL GTX boot

REVIEW: Lowa Alpine SL GTX Boots

Finding the right mountaineering boot can be a challenge. You need something comfortable to wear for extended periods of time, provides plenty of support, and has a proper fit. The boot needs to be...

Rumpl Original Puffy Blanket

REVIEW: Rumpl Original Puffy Blanket

As a backpacker and camper, sometimes a sleeping bag can be overkill. A lightweight and comfortable quilt can be a much better option during the warmer months. But, as it turns out, that same...

Fox Mainframe helmet

REVIEW: Fox Racing Mainframe MTB Helmet

There once was a time when buying a bike helmet that included MIPS technology meant shelling out a lot of extra cash. MIPS, which stands for Multi-directional Impact Protection System, uses slip-plane technology to...

BioLite AlpenGlow 250

REVIEW: BioLite AlpenGlow 250 Lantern

BioLite continues to deliver useful, well-designed, and thoughtful products with the AlpenGlow 250—a rechargeable lantern for use around the home or while camping. The lamp is lightweight, produces an incredibly bright light, and has...

REVIEW: GRAYL UltraPress Water Filter and Purifier

Anyone who has ever gotten sick from drinking contaminated water while traveling in a foreign country can tell you that it is an experience that you want to avoid at all costs. Nothing will...

Akaso Brave 8

REVIEW: Akaso Brave 8 Action Camera

When most of us hear the term “action cam,” we inevitably think about GoPro. The company singlehandedly created the action camera market and continues to dominate it today, both in sales and technology. But, a...

Fox Racing Ridgeway Jacket

REVIEW: Fox Racing Ridgeway Jacket

Simply put, if you’re the kind of mountain bike rider who doesn’t let a little thing like cold weather slow you down, you need the Fox Racing Ridgeway Jacket in your wardrobe. This jacket...

Kokopelli Feather Pump

REVIEW: Kokopelli Feather Pump

The Feather Pump from Kokopelli is a handy piece of gear for paddlers, campers, and backpackers alike. Small and lightweight, it is designed for use not only with the company’s inflatable packrafts and kayaks, but...

BioLite FirePit+

REVIEW: BioLite FirePit+

When the original BioLite FirePit hit the market a few years back, it was lauded for its innovative design and functionality. Amongst those innovations was a unique “x-ray mesh” body that provided optimal viewing...

REVIEW: Goal Zero Sherpa 100AC Power Bank

Anyone who travels with any regularity probably already recognizes the value of carrying a good USB battery pack with them while on the road. Whether you find yourself frequently stranded at the airport, trying...

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...