Author: Hope Gately

Dating How-To’s for Outdoorsy Folks

Alright, I dunno ‘bout you, but I’m kinda getting sick of all these “How-To” articles that you see plastered all over the internet these days. Mostly, because the majority of these articles seem lifeless, uninspired, and are often completely un-helpful. As...

Review: Burton Starsha Mittens for Women

Colorful, light-weight, and performance perfect, Burton’s Starsha Mittens are a girl’s best friend on blue-bird days, and can even become your go-to gloves for those sub-0 dead-of-winter days if coupled with a thin liner. Perfect for ski gals sticking to...

Review: Patagonia PowSlayer Jacket

Patagonia is known for its innovative, durable, and eco-conscious products. The Powslayer is no exception. This jacket doesn’t need bells and whistles to perform since it relies heavily on great materials and simplistic design concepts to keep backcountry skiers warm...

Nite Ize: The Littlest Bits of Gear that Pack a Useful Punch

Whether you’re a camping enthusiast, hiker, biker, climber, or just all-around outdoor dirt bag, chances are there have been plenty of times where your headlamp just wasn’t enough light for your adventures. Luckily, Nite Ize provides illuminating products that can...

Review: The Jetboil MiniMo

So, you’re an outdoor enthusiast and you’re used to cooking on a large camp stove. Perhaps a Coleman. Great products. Good choice. But, lately, you’ve been thinking about doing some backpacking or just going lighter in general. Solution: the Jetboil...

Lifestraw: A Must-Have for Backpackers

A relatively new product, Lifestraw is generating a great deal of buzz with backpackers and outdoor lovers, particularly those for whom minimalist hiking is no less than a religion. This lightweight device filters contaminated drinking water making it perfectly safe...

Review: Yeti Tundra 125

Yeti coolers are, perhaps, the most coveted coolers on the market by avid outdoor enthusiasts. When you have one, EVERYONE notices and drools just a little. Why? Because, simply put, they’re a solid investment for any camper, hunter, or weekend...

Review: Anon Optics’ Women’s Galena

  Anon is known for turning out stylish, fashion functional gear that will last many seasons and ensure that you ride safely. Their Galena helmet is no except with its active ventilation, removable liner, and overall light weight frame that...

Review: RMU CRM Skis

Functionality ★★★★★ Rocky Mountain Underground is known for their craftsmanship and dedication to turning out skis that are not only exceptional pieces of gear, but are also works of art. The Apostle, perhaps their most well-known model, is aggressive, slick, and...

Review: Keen’s Bern Baby Bern Boots

Functionality ★★★ The beauty behind these fashionable boots is that, once broken in, they make fairly water-tight and warm camping and light trail boots. Mind you, you’re not gonna be going up any 14ers in these things but, if you’re just...

4 Maintenance Gear Techniques You Should DIY

Sure, paying for maintenance is quick and convenient—it’s basically what makes the US economy go round. But isn’t there something personal and magical about doing it yourself? If you’ve ever baked your own cookies from scratch or self-installed a curtain...

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 perfect for primitive or site camping...

Review: Bote Drift RealTree Inflatable Paddle Board

Functionality ★★★★ As far as functionality goes, The Drift corners the market. Their inflatable version, weighing in at an ultra-light 26lbs, ensures that you can backpack to secluded mountain lakes or access rivers or ponds that don’t have a beach or...