Gear Reviews

Bearbottom Board Shorts

Planning for a Central America surf trip this winter meant that it was time to upgrade from my ancient, well-worn board shorts and start swimming ...
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Parkit Voyager Cooler Chair

What cold-beverage-loving mountain biker, skier, paddler, or hiker wouldn’t enjoy a plush camp chair that doubles as a cooler? The Voyager chair does several things ...
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Rocky Talkie Mountain Radios

This fall I ended up elk hunting in an area with no cell service at camp or in the field. Our first day out almost ...
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Sea to Summit Ether Light XT Mat

This highly insulated sleeping pad will make camping more comfy in the snow; at an old-school ski hut or cabin; or whatever other cold, random ...
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Ibex Woolies Tech Base Layer Crew Top

An industry leader in Merino wool apparel, Ibex makes top-notch baselayers for shoulder season and winter activities where temperatures and weather vary along with exertion ...
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Gordini Winhall Ski Socks

Looking for a new ski sock this season? The SoleKNIT, dual-layer Merino wool socks for men and women have a durable wool exterior and a ...
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Petzl Actik 600 Headlamp

This headlamp has everything I look for in wearable lighting. It’s got plenty of power (600 lumens) and is rechargeable so you’re not throwing endless ...
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Luci Solar-Powered String Lights

By Jean Arthur During a recent river trip, my paddle partner lit our evenings with a solar-powered Luci light string. The 18-foot cord with 20 LED ...
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Roark Explorer Adventure Pant

A great pair of all-around adventure pants, these stretchy, DWR-coated (for water resistance) nylon britches are packed with features that come in handy out in ...
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