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Petzel Tikka Headlamp

Petzel Tikka Headlamp

Petzl’s latest iteration of the super-classic Tikka series packs a ton of light into a lightweight, affordable package. This no-frills headlamp, weighing in at just three ounces, (including 3-AAA batteries) sports a big, glove-friendly on/off switch and two brightness levels. An advertised 100-lumen output (high setting) gave me a wide pool of light for performing [...]

November 26, 2015 Allison Woods Comments Off on Petzel Tikka Headlamp

Outdoor Research Feedback Flannel Shirt

Outdoor Research Feedback Flannel Shirt

I’ve been testing the Outdoor Research Feedback Flannel for the last few weeks, and I’ve been pleased by its soft, cottony feel and the fact that it performs like a midweight baselayer. Only when I sat down to write a review did I realize that the buttondown top  is made of high tech synthetic, which explains its ability to regulate [...]

February 3, 2015 Nathan Welton 0

Hydro Flask Insulated Water Bottle

Hydro Flask Insulated Water Bottle

Nothing’s more important than staying hydrated, especially during active pursuits or excruciating all-nighter deadlines. Hydro Flask’s Insulated Water Bottle is ideal for cold or hot beverages. Made out of 18/8 food grade stainless steel, with vacuum insulated walls, the Hydro Flask Insulated Water Bottle is durable and performs well in a variety of settings. At 32 ounces, [...]

December 13, 2014 E.D. 0

GSI Outdoors Enamelware Sierra Table Set

GSI Outdoors Enamelware Sierra Table Set

I love picnics, outdoor parties, and eating around the camp fire, but I’m not a fan of paper or plastic plates. If I’m going to eat outside, I want a little bit of luxury. That’s why I pack the GSI Outdoors Enamelware Sierra Table Set for all outdoor meals! It’s a real treat to use [...]

October 18, 2014 E.D. 0

Sierra Designs Lightning 2 UL Tent

Sierra Designs Lightning 2 UL Tent

The UL in the Sierra Designs Lighting 2 UL Tent stands for “ultra light,”  but it could also stand for “unbelievably lucky,” which is how I’ve felt after using it on weekend fast and light adventures this summer. Getting ready for an impromptu overnight fishing trip in the Gros Ventre range outside of Jackson, WY [...]

September 17, 2014 Leslie Steen 0

Thermarest Saros Sleeping Bag

Thermarest Saros Sleeping Bag

I recently spent 22 nights sleeping in my Thermarest Saros Sleeping Bag on an early summer backpacking trip in the Wind River Mountains of Wyoming. I was careful to select gear I knew would minimize weight and maximize my comfort and happiness while on the trail. It was especially important for me to have the [...]

August 28, 2014 Scott Steen 0

Thermarest NeoAir XLite Mattress

Thermarest NeoAir XLite Mattress

Earlier this summer, I spent 22 days on a backpacking trip across the Wind River Mountains of Wyoming. I was very careful to only pack the most practical, high quality gear for my adventure, and needed a sleeping pad that was both lightweight and comfortable. The Thermarest NeoAir XLite Mattress was ideal thanks to its  [...]

August 28, 2014 Scott Steen 0

KAVU Off Road Short

KAVU Off Road Short

I’m not very nice to my shorts, particularly when I’m out rock climbing. I like ascending awkward cracks, and I often find myself wedged uncomfortably into them, wearing holes through the fabric of my clothing and grinding my skin off. Thankfully, I’ve been testing KAVU’s Off Road Short here in the Red River Gorge in [...]

May 7, 2014 Nathan Welton 0

Vasque Grand Traverse Approach Shoe

Vasque Grand Traverse Approach Shoe

Vasque has hit the ball out of the park with its Grand Traverse approach shoe. I’ve been testing it in the hollers of Ole’ Kentucky for the last few weeks during a spring rock climbing trip, and it’s been perfect for the daily approaches and scrambles along the area’s vast swaths of exposed rock. The Vasque [...]

May 5, 2014 Nathan Welton 0

Sierra Designs Women’s Stretch DriDown Hoody

Sierra Designs Women’s Stretch DriDown Hoody

Snow, wet snow, rain, and more snow. It’s been stormy in Jackson Hole for what feels like months, and what I love about the Sierra Designs Women’s Stretch DriDown Hoody is that it’s been a haven of coziness and comfort that helps me face the elements. The Sierra Designs Women’s Stretch DriDown Hoody is a [...]

March 6, 2014 Leslie Steen 0