Tagged: backcountry

Native Eyewear Upslope Goggle Review

  Native Eyewear Lens Features The Native Eyewear Upslope Goggles feature SnowTuned lenses that are a double spherical lens (double>single layered lenses for barrier and more resistant to fogging).  The spherical lens allows for...

Smith Quantum Helmet with MIPS Review

  Helmets need to keep your noggin warm, vent or breathe when you heat up, integrate with your goggles, and fit well. Yet the #1 feature we should all consider is what they can...

Black Diamond Razor Carbon

Black Diamond Razor Carbon Ski Poles

The Black Diamond Razor Carbon Ski Poles have been a great surprise this season. A set of carbon poles is something I never really considered a must have, but now that I’ve tested the...

The North Face Women’s Free Thinker Jacket Review

When it comes to wet, heavy snow days I turn to The North Face Women’s Free Thinker Jacket to keep me protected. The North Face Free Thinker is within the Steep Series, meaning it...

MSR pocketrocket stove kit

Take A Trek With The MSR PocketRocket Stove Kit

MSR PocketRocket Stove Kit First Thoughts The MSR PocketRocket Stove Kit is small, compact, efficient, and light. Ideal for a day trip or a serious through-hike. At a mere 732g (25.8 oz.), 6” tall and...

Therm-A-Rest Evolite

Therm-A-Rest Evolite Sleeping Pad Review

Initial Thoughts on the Therm-A-Rest EvoLite The Therm-A-Rest EvoLite self-inflating mattress was a welcome addition to my summer camping adventures. My first ever sleeping pad (see photo below) is ancient, 20 years old, I...

GSI Outdoors Javapress

GSI Outdoors Javapress and Infinity Mug Review

The GSI Outdoors JavaPress and Infinity Backpacker Mug Introduction Good quality coffee on the go or in the great outdoors doesn’t have to be difficult. And quite frankly, depending on your level of coffee...

Marker F10

Marker Tour F10 Review

Initial Impressions The Marker Tour F10 is a solid binding that gives you the confidence and performance on the downhill that you expect from a Marker binding, in a lighter weight option than its’...

Lib tech Freeride HP Skis

Lib Tech Freeride HP Ski Review

  Mervin Manufacturing based out of Carlsborg, Washington is the home of Lib Tech.  They’ve been making quality snowboards since 1977 by its founders, Mike Olson and Pete Saari. Made in the USA these...

Outdoor Research White Room Jacket

Outdoor Research White Room Jacket Review

Outdoor Research – Designed by Adventure.  Started in 1981 by a scientist and adventurer, who after a setback to his climbing partner’s gaiter while climbing Denali in Alaska, devoted his life to making the best...