Anker Powercore PD 10000 and PD 20000 and Nitecore NB10000 and NB20000 carbon fiber portable battery chargers are put through the BatteryBench testing protocol.
If you are struggling to find a shelter that fits, you aren't alone. We provide some (mostly useful) advice in the context of a pop culture tour.
BatteryBench: A Protocol for Testing Portable Battery Chargers and Electronic Devices for Backpacking
Rex Sanders runs through an extensive protocol for testing portable battery chargers and electronic devices.
In his new column, Simple Gear Tests, Backpacking Light author Rex Sanders provides suggestions for at-home gear tests you can do with minimal time and expense. First up - a plan for verifying the capacity of your USB-rechargeable devices.
Rex Sanders reflects on what he learned after eight months of digging into backpacking standards.
Rex Sanders talks to Mike Cecot-Scherer about his innovative trowel design and more.
Two ibuprofen and a five-year-old Band-Aid ain't gonna cut it.
Rex Sanders examines the arcs and stages that backpackers take as years and mileage start to add up.
Dan Durston is a gear designer, wilderness guide, and biologist. In this interview with Rex Sanders, he talks about the process and philosophy of shelter design.
Rex Sanders interviews gear designer Dan Durston.
Rex Sanders takes a walk down memory lane (er, trail).
Rex Sanders illustrates how difficult it can be to make accurate product comparisons based on manufacturer-provided data.
Rex Sanders interviews Michael Glavin, the founder and general manager of Zenbivy.
Rex Sanders interviews long-time gear designer Mike Cecot-Scherer about tent design. This is part two of a three-part series.
BPL author Rex Sanders meditates on gratitude and 2020 as he recovers from a traumatic brain injury during the time of COIVD and wildfires.
Rex Sanders interviews long-time gear designer Mike Cecot-Scherer about a range of common gear standards.
In this installment of Standards Watch, Rex interviews testing and standards development expert Steve Seeber.
In part three of his series on modern wildfires, Rex Sanders uses video and animation to help you visualize just how crazy this wildfire season has been.
In part two of his essay series on modern wildfires, Rex Sanders explores how backpackers must adapt to the new normal.
In the first part of his series on modern wildfires, Rex Sanders runs through the most common dangers associated with wildfires - and what you can do about them.