12/29/15

Simblissity LevaGaiters Review

If you've been hiking you know the pain and suffering that can come from rocks, sand, and stickers getting into your trail shoes; blisters, chafing, and ruined socks are common maladies. However there are a great number of low-to gaiters known as scree gaiters that are designed to block all that stuff and more, keeping your precious feet intact.

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12/20/15

MSR Dragonfly Stove

The dragonfly is a top-shelf stove meant for some narrow applications that it does exceed at. I have owned my MSR Dragonfly for about 18 months now and I've used it on all kinds of trips: backpacking in the Wasatch, bike touring in northern Utah, canoeing the Green river, and car camping all over Utah and Colorado. Continue reading

12/17/15

Lowepro Photo Sport Pro 30L AW

Photo Sport Pro 30L AW

“Lightweight technical photo backpack for the active adventure photographer.” The Photo Sport Pro 30L AW is a sturdy backpack with lots of bells and whistles for the avid outdoor photographer. It’s a lightweight pack with an internal frame with dedicated space  for a pro photo kit and your hiking essentials. As someone who has taken hikes with her small Camelback hiking pack, this changed Continue reading

12/7/15

Sealskinz Knee Length Sock Review

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Like many backpackers, I had always knew of Sealskinz but never really knew about them. All I knew was: waterproof socks. I heard some mediocre reviews of how they kept feet dry during events like adventure races; More often I heard terrible reviews along the lines of “expensive, baggy garbage sacks for your feet.” Continue reading

12/6/15

Patagonia Prow Jacket

 


This is not your typical down jacket; the Patagonia Prow has spunk. The Prow is stylish, but this chic number hasn’t compromised style for warmth. With V-shaped stitching, insulated with 600-fill down it will keep you warm over the next winter seasons. This jacket has a metal side zipper with a full 4’’ of overlay to make it look even when opened. Continue reading