Fjällräven Keb Pants Review
May27

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...

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Paleo Meals To Go Review
May25

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...

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Mountain Hardwear Scrambler RT 35 Outdry Backpack Review
May18

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...

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DeLorme inReach Explorer Review
May16

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...

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Mountain Hardwear StretchDown RS Jacket Review
May12

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...

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Journeyman Lodge Review
Feb09

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...

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