Gear Reviews

2016 Holiday Gift Guide: Backpacking, Hiking and Camping

Princeton Tec Helix Backcountry

When putting together this holiday gift guide we tried to only include things that we would love to own ourselves. That way, we could be fairly certain that anyone who received one of these products as a gift would enjoy it. We have included everything from stocking stuffers to a car tent over a $1,000. We are confident that you will be able to find that perfect gift.

Klymit Dash 10 Gear Review


I have now had the opportunity to review a few of the different sleeping pads that Klymit makes, but the Dash 10 is the first pack. The Dash 10 was designed for activities that require a fast and light pack. I have mainly used this pack while trail running but took it out on a few hikes. 

2016 Holiday Gift Guide Travel and Commuting Edition

Zootility WildCard

Finding that perfect gift for the adventure traveler in your life can be hard to do. We have gathered some of our favorite pieces of gear that will make any traveler feel like they are on Santa's good list. Just remember when looking for others, you might just find something you want as well.

goTenna Gear Review


The first time I heard about goTenna I was super intrigued. I do a lot of trail running and hiking in the mountains where cell service can be weak or nonexistent and having a solution for communicating while in the backcountry could be a life saver. goTenna was gracious enough to send out a test pair and I took some time to see what they could do. 

Hoka One One Speedgoat Gear Review

Hoka Speedgoat

The Speedgoat is not the newest shoe from Hoka One One, but I would definity take a look at it. I have run in a variety of different shoes but find myself grabbing for these on most trail runs. The Speedgoat are light, have great cushion and are extremely grippy. 

Native Wolcott Sunglasses Gear Review

Native Wolcott Sunglasses

I am amazed at how many people don’t understand what a good pair of sunglasses can do for their eyes. The Wolcott from Native is a great example of a pair of glasses that will help protect your eyes while out playing in the sun. They have a smaller frame and polarized lens which makes them great for active outdoor activities.