Therm-A-Rest Vesper Quilt Review
A detailed review of the Therm-a-Rest Vesper 20F Sleeping bag over 3 seasons of use including detail commentary.
Timmermade Waterbear Hood Review (First Look)Introduction The Timmermade Waterbear Hood is a cottage-crafted down sleeping hood with a twist – a Climashield tunnel for warming the air around your face on extra-cold nights. I used...
Mountainsmith Zerk 40L Fastpack Review (First Looks)
This review of the Zerk 40L Fastpack provides a first look at Mountainsmith's new ultralight backpack aimed at thru-hikers.
Nemo Switchback Sleeping Pad Review (First Looks)
A first looks review of NEMO Equipment's Switchback Sleeping pad based on initial impressions at from at home and in the field.
Therm-a-Rest NeoAir UberLite Sleeping Pad Review
This Therm-a-Rest NeoAir UberLite review presents our performance assessment of the lightest full-sized air-filled sleeping pad on the market.
Tarptent Stratospire Li Review
Tarptent's Stratospire Li is a two-person DCF shelter with well-considered features and has enough chops for year round use.
MSR Trail Base Water Filter Kit Review
The MSR Trail Base Water Filter Kit is a gravity-powered water filtration kit with modular components for versatility.
Wandering in a Thirsty Country – Organ Mountains-Desert Peaks National Monument
When Donald Trump took office he appointed as his Secretary of the Interior Ryan Zinke, a former member of Congress with a 4% lifetime score from the League of Conservation voters. Like Trump’s other cabinet members, much ink has been spilled concerning Zinke’s qualifications, the “fox guarding the henhouse” nature of his appointment, the various scandals that have surfaced during his time at Interior. Perhaps less well known to the general public is that Secretary Zinke, under orders from President Trump, recommended major changes to ten of the nation’s National Monuments. The most famous and contentious of these Monuments are Bears Ears and Grand Staircase - Escalante. But Organ Mountain - Desert Peaks, tucked away in a quiet corner of New Mexico, made the list as well.