Category: Trail

REVIEW: Catalyst Waterproof Phone Case

Waterproof cases are all the rage, because I mean they’re waterproof right?  It all started with Otterbox and then slowly transitioned to Lifeproof in my everyday life. We drop things. It’s a fact of life unfortunately. I personally, like to...

REVIEW: Farm to Feet Hiking Socks

Farm to Feet is an All-American company with the single goal of creating the world’s best wool socks by exclusively using American materials, manufacturers and workers. Farm to Feet goes a step further by sourcing all of it’s point-of-view displays...

Review: Osprey WAYPOINT 80 Travel Pack

Two weeks in Spain and we took mostly public transportation while there. We tested it on environments like getting on trains, bus stations, train stations, hotel to hotel and using a taxis. We traveled around mostly city terrain. Barcelona, Seville,...

REVIEW: Merrell Men’s Solo

The Merrell Solo shoes are outstanding! They held up and performed great on a 10 mile hike in the rugged West Maui Mountains. Five stars for fit, durability, traction, stability, and overall. Crazy terrain, multiple climates, incline/decline, and they perform great....

Brand Spotlight: NAAWK Suncare Products

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Review: Black Diamond ReVolt Headlamp

Functionality ★★★★★ With headlamps, there are only three features that matter: what kind of light they can emit, how brightly they emit it, and how long they can last (battery). The ReVolt is practically the mutli-tool of headlamps, with 3 versatile...

Review: GSI Outdoors Pinnacle Camper

Functionality When it comes to the functionality of a cook system, there are many different things that you have to look for but ultimately, what it all boils down to (pun intended) is does it cook your food in a...

Review: Balega Quarter Socks

Functionality Reinforced cushioned heels and toes make for a very comfortable (and durable) socks. Both models feature a seamless but structured ultralight arch support panel. Like the proprietary “Sensitive Rib” ankle bands are a feature that help keep your socks...

Review: Sierra Designs Elite Cagoule and Elite Chaps

Functionality Protection, breathability and packability are the very definition of functionality when it comes to this raingear combo. Bypassing the usual high-tech waterproof/breathable membrane with vents design, Sierra Design focused on simplicity and airflow. For both the ¾ length pullover...

Review: Citizen Eco-Drive Promaster Altichron

Functionality When you first receive the Citizen Eco-Drive Altichron, you take the top off of what is best described as a “canister,” and you are greeted with a beautifully complex watch face wrapped in titanium and glass. The business on the face is a bit overwhelming...

Review: Buck Products KnappSack

Functionality The KnappSack by Buck Products is overall a very stylish and practical bag. Roll it all the way down and hook it closed and you’re set to carry just the essentials. Stuff it full and extend the over-strap closure to really max...

Review: Showers Pass Bamboo-Merino Henley Shirt

Who says you have to hide your base layers? Though base layers often get buried beneath mid and outer layers, Showers Pass Bamboo-Merino Henley is sharp enough to wear as an everyday shirt. Here’s how it measures up. Functionality The...

Sawyer Permethrin: Jungle Tested Gear for Your Gear

Permethrin: Jungle Tested Gear for Your Gear When I say “Jungle Tested,” I mean jungle tested. I recently spent several days and nights in the Amazon jungle of southeastern Peru. Not only were we in the jungle, but were right...