Category: Trail

Rocking a Hammock: Consider Hennessy

Do you always tote a tent along camping with you? Depending on what type of trip you are planning, you might be able to dispense with the poles and additional weight of a tent...

Review: Hammock Bliss Single

Hammocks have grown in popularity over the last few years. I own three hammocks, each with their own speciality uses. The Hammock Bliss Single is my most versatile and favorite hammock in the bunch....

Review: Poler Field Pack

Functionality ★★★★ The Field Pack is Poler’s most simple pack, and it doesn’t have all of the fancy bells and whistles, but that’s what makes it so great. When I first started using this pack,...

Review: REI Half Dome 2

Functionality ★★★★ The REI Half Dome functions perfectly in all three seasons and stands up to wind and rain. Though not built for minimalist multi-day backpacking adventures, this 5lb 2oz tent is fairly lightweight and...

Review: Swaygo Pack

  Functionality ★★★★★ The Swaygo pack is a favorite of cavers who spend most of their time in very wet and muddy situations. Every member of the Indiana Speleological Survey crew owns one and it...

Review: Triple Aught Designs Ranger Hoodie

Functionality ★★★★★ The Ranger Hoodie from Triple Aught Designs is one of the most versatile hoodies on the market. It is designed to be exactly what you need in any situation. The Ranger Hoodie has pit vents...

Review: Osprey Women’s Sirrus 24

Functionality ★★★★ This light-weight and breathable day-pack is perfect for women who refuse to wear anything on their back that causes the least bit of strain. Because the pack comes in only two sizes and...

Review: Ecōths Humboldt Shorts

  Functionality ★★★★ The Ecōths Humboldt Shorts are extremely comfortable and well built. They are made with 54% Ramie, 44% Organic Cotton, and 2% Spandex. This means that they you can do anything including sport climbing...

Review: Insta-Fire Fire Starter

Functionality ★★★★ The Insta-Fire Fire starter is a safe and easy way to start a fire no matter where you are. In just three easy steps, you can have your fire burning in no time...

Review: Vasque Grand Traverse

Functionality ★★★★★ The Grand Traverse shoe by Vasque is a surprisingly rugged approach shoe. They are advertised to push the limits but when you look at them, you don’t really think of an extreme shoe....

Review: Granite Gear Kahiltna 29

Review: Granite Gear Kahiltna 29

Functionality ★★★★★ The Kahiltna 29 is the quintessential multi purpose backpack. This pack will function optimally in a variety of situations. I like products that have the ability to kill two birds with one stone, and...