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Fjällräven Keb Pants Review

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Fjällräven Keb Pants Review

Bottom Line: A 4-season pair of pants that is versatile enough to be used in a variety of biomes from winter in the alpine to summer in the forest. Durable, yet comfortable. Aesthetic, yet functional. You really do get what you pay for with these pants. Observations: My first impression when I got my hands on these pants was that they are extremely burly. I noticed the word “G-1000” on one of the cargo pockets almost immediately and needed to look it up. Turns out that this fabric, which makes up the high-wear areas of the...

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Paleo Meals To Go Review

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Paleo Meals To Go Review

Bottom Line: Paleo Meals To Go is the solution you’ve been looking for. If you spend anytime in the backcountry camping then you are well acquainted with most dehydrated boil-in-a-bag meals, convenient and lightweight, but often times loaded with more than your daily intake of salt and preservatives. Now, don’t get me wrong these meals do have a place in the backcountry and food always tastes decent when you’re tired and hungry from a long day in the mountains. The thing is, what if there was a healthier, tastier way to still enjoy...

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Mountain Hardwear Scrambler RT 35 Outdry Backpack Review

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Mountain Hardwear Scrambler RT 35 Outdry Backpack Review

Bottom Line: A light, versatile and durable backpack that’s, more importantly, waterproof! Perfect for anything from rock climbing, ice climbing, skiing, hiking… etc. Observations: Two years ago we tested the Scrambler 30 Outdry pack. You can see our review of that here: Scrambler 30 Outdry Pack Review. Back then one of my main concerns with that backpack was the lack of a roll-top closure. The main compartment was constructed from waterproof materials but it only cinched close at the top, meaning that water could still get in via...

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DeLorme inReach Explorer Review

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DeLorme inReach Explorer Review

Bottom Line: A lightweight Satellite Communicator, the inReach Explorer by DeLorme allows two way messaging to phone numbers, email addresses, social media… etc. It has an amazing 100 hour battery built in as well as GPS mapping and logging capabilities for navigation. A must have for the modern day explorer and adventurer. Observations: Please watch my video review above to find out my observations in more detail. Feel free to read on though to see my observations in brief bullet-point form. Two Way Messaging: This feature proved more...

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Mountain Hardwear StretchDown RS Jacket Review

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Mountain Hardwear StretchDown RS Jacket Review

Bottom Line: A warm and light down puffy jacket that is excellently form-fitting. It does not pull and tug under the armpits like many other down garments. Excellent for days in the wild when it’s too cold to take off your puffy even when your moving. Observations: So the main selling point with this new StretchDown RS Down jacket from Mountain Hardwear is that the fabric is stretchy and the seams between the down-filled baffles are closed using expanding welds instead of stitching. The benefit to this type of construction is that you...

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Journeyman Lodge Review

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Journeyman Lodge Review

Bottom Line Visiting the Journeyman Lodge felt like visiting a good friend with a house that just happened to be nestled in the snowy mountains of the Callaghan Valley where we could ski right from the front door. This is a place where you are not just a customer, you are a guest in their home and are warmly invited by the hosts to enjoy the space as your own. A beautiful place to enjoy the backcountry without having to give up the little comforts like indoor plumbing and a warm place to sleep. Our Experience The Tailor-Made 3 Day Ski Touring...

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Arc’teryx Cierzo 28 Backpack Competition

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Arc’teryx Cierzo 28 Backpack Competition

  So, we’re going to do something a little different with this post. We’re going to give you the chance to win a brand new Backpack! It’s a New Year, how awesome would it be to sling a new backpack over your shoulders on your adventures! We’re collaborating with Altitude Sports to offer you this opportunity. Myself and Spring have been personally working with Altitude-Sports since way back in late 2013. Back when we were tadpoles in the social media space, with no Instagram, <100 followers on Facebook and only...

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Mountain Hardwear SnoJo 20 Backpack Review

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Mountain Hardwear SnoJo 20 Backpack Review

Bottom Line: An awesome everyday backpack. The SnoJo 20 is designed for use Resort Skiing, or for day-trips into the backcountry. It’s stylish enough to be used for days commuting in the city or as a decent pack for ice or rock climbing. It has excellent options for accessing the contents of the SnoJo 20. Observations: In the sea of neon and primary colours out there in the recreational gear space it was refreshing to see the understated grey/black/white design of this 20 litre backpack. The SnoJo 20 is well constructed and easy on the...

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Sunwolf Cabins Review

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Sunwolf Cabins Review

Bottom Line There are fewer things better than staying in a cozy cabin tucked away in the forest, somewhere you can disconnect and unplug from the outside world. We found this when we stayed at Sunwolf Cabins. Only a few minutes down the Squamish Valley Road, the Sunwolf cabins are nestled in the trees right along the banks of the Cheakamus River. Even with it’s close proximity to Squamish and Brackendale, as soon as you drive in you feel like this is the perfect place to unwind and connect with nature. Our Experience We had the opportunity...

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LifeStraw Review

Posted by on 12:39 pm in Featured, Latest, Reviews | 3 comments

LifeStraw Review

Adventuring in the mountains, running on the trails or travelling to new countries has something in common – the need for clean pure drinking water. Hydration is often something we can take for granted in the western world where we have access to clean drinking water from practically every faucet. However, if you are someone who frequents wild places whether in the mountains, forests or travels to countries where clean water is not readily accessible, the need for clean drinking water becomes a main focus…boiling, filtering or...

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