Danner Trail 2650 Review

Available on Amazon.com - Danner Men's Trail 2650 3" Gore-Tex Hiking Shoe My old hiking shoes wore out after a few years and I had to shop for a new pair. My requirements were waterproof, comfortable (nothing tall like a book) and a great tread pattern. These Danner Trail 2650 hiking shoes ticked all of

Nemo Fillo Pillow Review

Available on Amazon.com - Nemo Fillo Pillow - Inflatable Camp Pillow for Backpacking or Travel The Nemo Fillo Pillow is an upgrade from most backpacking pillows. Despite its small travel size and travel weight, it expands, inflates and features a memory foam coating. After inflation, the memory foam takes its comfort to the next level.

NEMO Astro Insulated Lite Sleeping Pad Review

Available on Amazon.com - NEMO Astro Insulated Lite Sleeping Pad I've been backpacking since I was a teenager and sleeping pads have continued to evolve. The NEMO Astro Lite is the best sleeping pad that I've used to date! For starters, it packs up compactly and it is insulated. That is great, since I mostly

Helinox Chair One Review

The Helinox Chair One is the perfect backpacking chair for me! They make an ultralight version but I found the Helinox One to be the perfect balance of stability, comfort and travel size. It packs up small and is very lightweight. To make things even better, the Helinox Chair One can support heavier people. As

OlarHike Backpacking Sleeping Pad Review

The OlarHike sleeping pad is very comfortable! After sleeping on it for an entire night in the backcountry, I woke up feeling refreshed and it did not deflate during the night! The built-in pillow is a nice touch because it doesn't move around or fall off of the sleeping pad while sleeping. I still used

Marmot Tungsten 1P First Time Pitching

The Marmot Tungsten 1P is an incredible one-person tent! I purchased this tent because it's small and lightweight but has ample headroom. I also own the larger Tungsten 2P and use it when my wife joins me. It's great having the same tent setup process for both! This tent is available in an ultralight version

Ryno Tuff Camping Lantern Review

I've been backpacking for many years and size and weight is important. With that said, proper lighting is important too! This LED USB-rechargeable light is great for hanging inside of a tent, at a campsite, etc. and it's USB-rechargeable. Top-off the charge via a computer or a solar battery bank with USB port! It's great!

Pocket Chainsaw Review

The pocket chainsaw is a must for backpacking! A machete or hatchet is great for chopping wood but it often blisters one's hands. The pocket chainsaw is a great and portable tool for sawing deadfall. It's surprisingly efficient and makes cutting logs of the perfect length possible! Since I discovered the pocket chainsaw, I never

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