Island Lake Lodge Review
Feb14

Island Lake Lodge Review

Bottom Line: Close your eyes and think about the perfect mountain cabin setting. You might be picturing something like this: sitting on the balcony of a log cabin looking out over a beautiful alpine lake with a vast mountain range within hiking distance, the jagged peaks piercing the cobalt blue sky above. If this is similar to what you just had in your mind, you just pictured Island Lake Lodge. At Island Lake you can enjoy everything...

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Mountain Hardwear Ghost UL 2 Tent Review
May31

Mountain Hardwear Ghost UL 2 Tent Review

Bottom Line: The Ghost UL 2 Tent by Mountain Hardwear is an amazing two-person, free standing shelter perfect for individuals looking to move fast and light on adventures in the backcountry. It has achieved a fine balance between being durable enough to last for years while also being light enough to not weigh you down. Observations: It would be hard for me to review the Ghost UL 2 Tent without at least referencing the SuperMega UL 2...

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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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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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