Tagged: backcountry

Native Eyewear Upslope Goggle Review

Native Eyewear Upslope Goggle Review

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 a greater peripheral field of...

Smith Quantum MIPS Helmet Review

Smith Quantum MIPS Helmet 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 Review

MSR PocketRocket Stove Kit Review

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 a cylindrical size of just under...

GSI Outdoors Javapress Review

GSI Outdoors Javapress Review

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 dependence or snobbishness, a really excellent cup is an...

Marker Tour F10 Binding Review

Marker Tour F10 Binding Review

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’ other AT...

Lib Tech Freeride HP Review

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...

Dakine Kodiak Glove Review

Dakine Kodiak Glove Review

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 Glove. I’ve...

GSI Outdoors Mini Espresso Review

GSI Outdoors Mini Espresso Review

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 finer things, I mean...

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...