prAna Stretch Zion Pant Review

If hiking pants are your thing, the prAna Stretch Zion pants are for you. If you’re not into hiking pants, the Stretch Zion pants are for you! Now you must be asking yourself, they can’t be for both, can they? We know there are a lot of people out there that just don’t like the way hiking pants fit, feel, ...

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Exofficio Nio Amphi Skim’r Review

Looking for the short to wear around town and impress all your friends while out on the trails and in town? The Exofficio Nio Skim’r short is a lightweight, wrinkle resistent, UPF 30+ for sun protective, and stain resistent short.  These shorts are perfect forhiking, hanging around town, and other active activities.  The shorts do run a little long which ...

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Patagonia Boaris Review

We had the joy of testing out the Patagonia Boaris and heads sure did turn. Sometimes we get samples to test and as we step out in public, people say wow, that’s ugly! I then say, but it performs well… This time around, I walked out the door and received  all kinds of comments from people saying “that’s a cool ...

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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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