Merrell Outbound Mid Boot Review

Merrell Outbound Mid Leather backpacking boots offers the stability, comfort, and firmness you’ll need on long mileage trips with a moderate to heavy pack. A legitimate backpacking boot, the Outbound Mid Leather boots are constructed to support your feet and pack-laden body weight for multi-day excursions where you’ll be living in them. These boots are easy to live with. [...]

Jansport Big Bear 82 Backpack

Jansport Big Bear 82 backpack is a heavy-hauler that offers multiple adjustments for comfort and load carrying capacity. Big Bear 82 will size-down for overnight trips and light cargo loads, and size-up for extended backpack trips where you’ll need carry enough food and water to get you to the next spring or cashe point on your trip. [...]

Primus EtaPack Lite Stove

Primus EtaPackLite Stove is a versatile, lightweight and compact backcountry stove that will light a fire under under anything you need to cook. It’s design is completely functional and easy to use; a testimony to the many years Primus has been building mountaineering stoves that backcountry folks can depend on. EtaPakLite is efficient in terms of reduced cooking time a higher elevations, and it’s easy on the fuel. [...]

Hilleberg Kaitum 3 GT Tent

We’ll have the Hilleberg Kaitum 3 on several upcoming backpacking trips in the Sierra Nevada mountains as we move into Fall and Winter conditions in the high-country. Our usual trailhead begins at the 10,300 ft. elevation level and should bring us plenty of weather and conditions to evaluate this award winning four-season, three-person, tent from Hilleberg The Tentmaker. [...]

Salomon’s XT Softshell Long Sleeve Tee Review

Salomon gears us up for Spring with the XT Softshell long sleeve Tee. While stepping out of winter activities in Salomon’s Idol 8 ski boots, we discovered the same style and quality in the XT Softshell. We zipped up the Salomon Tee for a morning bike ride along the river; looking to stay warm along the cool water’s edge and shaded forest, without sacrificing mobility of movement. [...]