Helly Hansen Barrier Softshell Jacket Review

Looking for a piece of gear that works well on the cool summer nights on the town and is a great lightweight softshell for your active lifestyle? We know that this is pretty specific, but in general, the Helly Hansen Barrier Softshell looks cool for in the city and performs great technically for all your outdoor activities. The barrier softshell ...

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Review: Aerobed Tailgater Chair

The aerobed tailgater chair has found a way to add extreme comfort to camping and tailgating. This is not something that you want to take backpacking as it adds way too much weight, but if you are car camping and looking for comfort, this is a must! With its heavy duty puncture resistant bottom, you can place it almost anywhere. ...

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Review: Crazy Creek Hexalite

The Crazy Creek Hexalite PowerLounger is a great piece of gear for those who are looking to shave weight while backpacking. It’s a duel purpose piece of gear;  it can be used as a chair for hanging around the camp fire and when you are ready to call it a night, it can be used as a sleeping pad, pretty ...

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Review: Leki Makalu

We recently tested out the Leki Super Makalu and wow did they perform. We put these poles through all kinds of test to see what they could take. When fording ranging rivers and streams, we felt very confident in the crossings. We used them for hiking the 14,000 ft. mountains in Colorado and they were very stable when we got ...

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Ultimate Survival Sparkie Review

No, we’re not talking about your dog named Sparkie… Ultimate Survival Techniques has come out with fire starter that’s a must when it comes to camping and backpacking. The Sparkie works on the basic principal of using a spark to light a fire without having to use matches or a lighter. We found this fire starter so easy to use, ...

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Spenco PolySorb Review

When out on a backpacking trip, there are times when it’s nice to have a little extra support. We’ve been out backpacking in the Colorado backcountry testing out the Spenco PolySorb Backpacking Series and found these insoles to do a pretty good job when it came to extra cushioning and support. They also do a good job if you’re foot ...

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Sea to Summit Alpha Set Review

So you’re trying to keep weight down with your pack and you’re weighing out every piece of clothing and gear you have.  You start looking at your coookware and say there must be a way to cut some weight.  Well, we’re found a set of silverware that is actually lightweight and DURABLE!. When we saw the Alpha Set come out, ...

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Joby Gorillapods Review

The Joby Gorillapods are one of my favorite new pieces of gear! We use one for our digital SLR and one for our small pocket size digital camera. Recently, we went for a family hike and we were able to set the timer and get everyone in the photo. Typically, one person is usually missing, so this worked out great. ...

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