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...

MSR pocketrocket stove kit

MSR PocketRocket Stove Kit Review

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...

GSI Outdoors Javapress

GSI Outdoors Javapress 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 Binding 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’...

Dakine Kodiak Glove

Dakine Kodiak Glove Review

First thoughts This is a very cool and rugged looking piece of must-have outdoor snow gear. There is an all black version available, but I am super happy with my Bourbon colored Dakine Kodiak...

GSI outdoors Mini Espresso

GSI Outdoors Mini Espresso Review

GSI Outdoors Mini Espresso Ok, I’m all about roughing it when it comes to camping or hiking in the backcountry, but sometimes it would be nice to indulge in the finer things. And by...

Marmot Zion Jacket Review

Waterproof and breathable has been marketed for many years now, but you know just as well as I do that waterproof and breathable haven’t really gotten along all that well in the past. For...

La Sportiva FC 3.0 GTX Hiking Boot Review

Hiking boots usually fall into two categories – can do… and can’t do. The latter category tends to disappoint about two hours into your day. Those comfy “get around town looking fashionable” boots are...