Author: Sara Fillman

MSR Hubba Hubba 3 Backpacking Tent Review

Since I first began adventuring 30 years ago, I have relied on MSR products. From stoves to water filters to tents, MSR’s equipment has been reliable and quality made. MSR still handmakes their products...

Himali Altitude Down Parka Review

Himali Altitude Down Parka Review

As an ice climber in northern Michigan, I have experienced the single digit days standing around climbs. Nothing is more difficult than trying to enjoy this beautiful, wonderful sport without the right gear. While...

NRS Dry Wear Review

Nothing can ruin a great day of paddling like being ill-prepared. When it was time to replace my kayaking dry wear, I looked to NRS for just the right gear. NRS, originally called Northwest...

Dometic 976 Portable Toilet Review

Dometic 976 Portable Toilet Review

After years of traveling in our tiny RV, we have really learned how to live off grid. The one challenge we ran into most was “Where can we dump out our black tank?” Having...

Arcade A2 Stretch Belt Review

The Arcade A2 Stretch Belt: Freedom in a Belt Arcade was founded on the belief that belts could be designed to function better, last longer and be more comfortable. This is the first line...

Jack Wolfskin Prelight Alpha Jacket Review

Since 1981, Jack Wolfskin has been producing performance outdoor gear, primarily in the European market. In the 2020’s, Jack Wolfskin opened their first North American “Den” which had brought the name and products to...

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Backpacker’s Pantry Meals Review

In 1971, Ronald Smith purchased Dri-Lite foods from an innovative Girl Scout leader who was tired of carrying canned foods. Dri-Lite foods became Backpacker’s Pantry. In the last 50 years, this family owned business...

Petzl NAO RL Headlamp Review

For the past 50 years, Petzl has been producing high quality equipment for the outdoor athlete and professional. With their high standard for zero defects, Petzl released the NAO RL headlamp in June of...