Arc’teryx, Marmot, Mountain Hardwear, Norrona, Rab, The North Face. How to Find the Perfect Raincoat. Posted on Categories Apparel·Buying GuidesTags , , , , , 8 Comments on How to Find the Perfect Raincoat

How to Find the Perfect Raincoat

  Whether you’re an outdoor enthusiast or simply looking to stay dry while you’re out and about, an effective raincoat will be your best friend on those somber, wet days or during those spontaneous, mountain-top weather changes. With so many products to choose from it’s hard to know where to start and what to look … Read the article

Adventure Medical Kits, Black Diamond, Garmin, LifeStraw, MSR, Oakley, Petzl, Pristine, Rab, Suunto, The North Face, Victorinox, VSSL. Hiking Essentials You Won’t Want to Forget. Posted on Categories Apparel·Equipment·Footwear·OutdoorsTags , , , , , , , , , , , , 1 Comment on Hiking Essentials You Won’t Want to Forget

Hiking Essentials You Won’t Want to Forget

Backpacking, especially overnight backpacking, is a pretty amazing thing.  I try to get out as often as I can, even if it’s a place close to home.  Sometimes those are the best ones, when you don’t need to travel far and getting out the door is quick and can happen on a moment’s notice. Still, … Read the article

Arc’teryx, Canada Goose, Fjällräven, Norrona, Patagonia, Rab. How to Decide Between a Down or Synthetic Coat. Posted on Categories Apparel·Buying GuidesTags , , , , , 1 Comment on How to Decide Between a Down or Synthetic Coat

How to Decide Between a Down or Synthetic Coat

When it comes to shopping for a new coat, there’s always that one questions that is always asked.  Do you buy a coat that is insulated with synthetic or down? Of course, everyone has their preference and can lead you on a rant about what they think although it may or may not work for you. … Read the article

Big Agnes, Camping, Icebreaker, Marmot, Mountain Hardwear, NEMO Equipment, Rab, Sea to Summit, Sleeping Bags, Therm-a-Rest. How to Choose a Sleeping Bag for Camping. Posted on Categories Buying Guides·EquipmentTags , , , , , , , , , Leave a comment on How to Choose a Sleeping Bag for Camping

How to Choose a Sleeping Bag for Camping

No matter what you think, a good night’s sleep out in the wilderness starts with the right sleeping bag. If you insist on using your old-school sleeping bag from your boy-scout days, you’re going to figure out real quick it is a bad choice. Like most activities, there’s proper gear for every situation. Bubba Watson … Read the article

Arc’teryx, Black Diamond, Mountain Hardwear, Outdoor Research, Patagonia, Peak Performance, Rab, The North Face. Top Lightly Insulated Jackets For Women. Posted on Categories ApparelTags , , , , , , , 1 Comment on Top Lightly Insulated Jackets For Women

Top Lightly Insulated Jackets For Women

Lightly insulated jackets are perfect pieces for seasonal transitions and mid layers for outdoor activities in colder weather. They’re lightweight, warm and usually packable so they make convenient, versatile pieces that can easily be taken anywhere and even be tossed into a purse or backpack. Everyone needs at least one lightly insulated jacket in their … Read the article

Arc’teryx, Black Diamond, Helly Hansen, Icebreaker, Kari Traa, Mountain Hardwear, Norrona, Patagonia, Rab, Smartwool, Under Armour. How to Layer For Outdoor Activities. Posted on Categories Buying Guides·OutdoorsTags , , , , , , , , , , Leave a comment on How to Layer For Outdoor Activities

How to Layer For Outdoor Activities

Dressing appropriately for the weather and your outdoor activities can be problematic thanks to misleading weather reports and cheeky weather systems; do you dress for the 15-20mm of rain that is being forecasted or do you let your optimism take over and bring out the shorts and sun hat? As I’m sure most everyone’s ma … Read the article

Arc’teryx, Patagonia, Quartz Co., Rab, The North Face. The Ultimate Insulation Guide. Posted on Categories Apparel·Equipment·FootwearTags , , , , Leave a comment on The Ultimate Insulation Guide

The Ultimate Insulation Guide

You know that Fall is here when you start to see dried leaves on the ground, and that Winter isn’t that much far either when the temperatures are starting to drop. Perhaps you were planning on buying a new jacket or shopping for a new sleeping bag? If this is the case, you might have … Read the article

Arc’teryx, Druide, HotShots, Icebreaker, Norrona, Patagonia, Rab, Ski & Snowboard. Cross-Country Ski Apparel Guide. Posted on Categories Buying Guides·OutdoorsTags , , , , , , , Leave a comment on Cross-Country Ski Apparel Guide

Cross-Country Ski Apparel Guide

Cross-country skiing is an aerobic exercise that can be used as a means of transportation over snow-covered terrain or as an enjoyable winter activity. It requires no chairlifts or snowmobiles and can be practiced nearly anywhere whether the terrain is flat or undulating, as long as the athlete is capable. Because cross-country skiing is a … Read the article

Marmot, NEMO Equipment, Rab, Sleeping Bags. Down Sleeping Bags vs. Synthetic Sleeping Bags. Posted on Categories EquipmentTags , , , Leave a comment on Down Sleeping Bags vs. Synthetic Sleeping Bags

Down Sleeping Bags vs. Synthetic Sleeping Bags

Like many other outdoor gear products, sleeping bags mainly have either down or synthetic insulation. Both have pros and cons that you have to consider. Ultimately, your sleeping conditions will determine the type of sleeping bag you will need. Read our Ultimate Sleeping Bag Buying Guide   Sleeping Bags with Down Insulation The quality and … Read the article