Author: Evan Chute

SOL Escape Bivvy

Survive Outdoors Longer (SOL) Escape Bivvy

Survive Outdoors Longer (SOL) Escape Bivvy The Escape Bivvy from  Survive Outdoors Longer (SOL) is a breathable, water resistant and heat reflective backcountry shelter. Escape Bivvy Material This ultra-thin sleeping bag-like shelter is made of...

Mammut Rime Pro Jacket

Mammut Rime Pro Jacket Review

According to the Mammut website, the Rime Pro has the “Best heat/weight ratio for demanding stop-and-start activities. No more overheating and cooling – the perfect companion for challenging alpine tours, or for everyday wear.”...

G3 AviTECH Shovel

G3 AviTECH Shovel Review

When you’re in the backcountry, you need equipment that you can trust. Equipment that won’t let you down, that is easy to use, and is effective. There are a lot of good options for...

Native Eyewear Camas Sunglasses Review

Sleek, stylish, sporty, eye-catching, and sophisticated are a few of the adjectives to describe the Native Eyewear Camas sunglasses. I found these fashionable, high-performance shades to be equally at home on a mountain bike...

Deuter Race EXP Air

Deuter Race EXP Air Hydration Pack Review

It seems as every mountain bike season progresses, my rides tend to get longer and more remote. Logistics get trickier, effort becomes greater, and with all of this my need for carrying more gear...

Osprey Raptor 14 Hydration Pack Review

I love long mountain bike rides, especially the kind where you get way out into the backcountry. And when you’re far from civilization, it’s essential to have a pack that allows you to bring...

Deuter Dreamlite 500

Deuter Dreamlite 500 Review

Finding a sleeping bag appropriate for warm-weather camping can be tough for me. Choosing the right gear to keep warm seems easier when temperatures are expected to be near or just above freezing. But...

Mountain Hardwear Lightwedge 2 DP Review

A tent is a tent is a tent, right? In some ways, yes. In other ways features, weight, and size all matter—especially when you’re backpacking a long distance or expect adverse terrain and weather...