Author: Shannon Sollitt

Review: MSR FreeLite 2 Tent

Functionality  ★★★★ My first impression of the MSR FreeLite tent was how small and packable it was. Weighing in at just 2 lbs 2 oz (although I think that’s an optimistic measurement), it fit seamlessly in my pack. We were off...

Brand Close-Up: Mountain Standard

The idea behind Mountain Standard, a relative newcomer to the outdoor scene, born and bred out of Boulder, Colorado, is to embrace community and location rather than the fascination on traditional outdoor sports. While Mountain Standard is an outdoor brand,...

Outdoor Retailer: Best and Brightest (Pun Intended)

Another Outdoor Retailer has come and gone. We drank beer, met a few of our heroes (and could not keep our cool), and hung out with some of the biggest names in the Outdoor Industry all under one roof. But most importantly,...

Our Favorite Gear from OR Winter Market 2016

Outdoor Retailer Winter Market moved up three weeks this year to bypass Sundance,  but frustrated a bunch of industry insiders in the process. The show started on January 5th, which meant that marketers had to work on travel and booth plans over the...

Review: Cotopaxi Luzon Backpack

The Luzon 18L Daypack is as unique as the adventures you can take it on. The designers at Cotopaxi decided that, like snowflakes or fingerprints, no two bags should look the same. So rather than letting a robot decide what...