Benchmade Rift 950 Review

Benchmade’s 950 Rift is a solid, good-looking, and fun folder to have around. The blade and handle design compel you to put this knife to work. It’s sharp, and the blade is readily maintained. Unfolded, the blade is very secure within the core-structure; no wiggle room here. We like this knife, and it fit in very well as a back country blade that is strong, light, sharp, and versatile enough for using as a camp and general purpose blade. [...]

Lowa Albula GTX Boot Review

The Albula GTX offers a measure of comfort, versatility of design, style and stability afoot that qualifies them for any trail we are likely to tackle in the months ahead. These boots are superb for a day hike along a muddy trail or serious weekend of backpacking and climb approaches wherever you find yourself. It is this writer’s confidence that you can be sure when you step into Albula GTX, you are taking a step in the right direction. [...]