Arc’teryx, Patagonia, Quartz Co., Rab, The North Face. The Ultimate Insulation Guide. Posted on Categories Apparel·Equipment·FootwearTags , , , , Leave a comment on The Ultimate Insulation Guide

The Ultimate Insulation Guide

You know Fall is here when the ground is covered in leaves, and usually that means winter is just around the corner. Whether you’re planning on buying a new jacket or shopping for a new sleeping bag, you’ve probably noticed that the outerwear in stores has all kinds of mini-guides to the technology, and insulation … Read more ›

Marmot, NEMO Equipment, Rab, Sleeping Bags. Down Sleeping Bags vs. Synthetic Sleeping Bags. Posted on Categories EquipmentTags , , , Leave a comment on Down Sleeping Bags vs. Synthetic Sleeping Bags

Down Sleeping Bags vs. Synthetic Sleeping Bags

Like many insulated outdoor gear products, sleeping bags use to main types of insulation: down or synthetic. Both have pros and cons that you have to consider. Ultimately, your sleeping conditions will determine the type of sleeping bag you will need. Read our Ultimate Sleeping Bag Buying Guide   Sleeping Bags with Down Insulation The … Read more ›

Arc’teryx, Black Diamond, Canada Goose, Fjällräven, Patagonia, Rab, Ski & Snowboard, Winter, winter jackets. Top 10 Best Lightweight Down Jackets for Winter 2019. Posted on Categories Apparel·OutdoorsTags , , , , , , , , Leave a comment on Top 10 Best Lightweight Down Jackets for Winter 2019

Top 10 Best Lightweight Down Jackets for Winter 2019

Throughout the long winter, jackets become an intrinsic part of our daily lives. With terms like 3-layer GORE-TEX, Durable Water Repellent and hydrophobic down it can all get a bit confusing. So in this article, we’re going to look at the real-world use of these winter jackets. Here are the top 10 best lightweight down … Read more ›

Arc’teryx, Marmot, Mountain Hardwear, Norrona, Rab, The North Face. How to Find the Best Rain Jacket. Posted on Categories Apparel·Buying GuidesTags , , , , , 11 Comments on How to Find the Best Rain Jacket

How to Find the Best Rain Jacket

Outdoor enthusiast or not, when it starts to rain, you want to stay dry. With the number of technical terms used to describe clothing, it can be overwhelming to find exactly what you’re looking for. Here’s a quick guide on how to find the best rain jacket for your needs. What’s the difference between waterproof … Read more ›

Big Agnes, Camping, Icebreaker, Marmot, Mountain Hardwear, NEMO Equipment, Rab, Sea to Summit, Sleeping Bags, Therm-a-Rest. How to Choose a Sleeping Bag for Camping. Posted on Categories Buying Guides·EquipmentTags , , , , , , , , , 1 Comment on How to Choose a Sleeping Bag for Camping

How to Choose a Sleeping Bag for Camping

No matter what you think, a good night’s sleep out in the wilderness starts with the right sleeping bag. If you insist on using your old-school sleeping bag from your boy-scout days, you’re going to figure out real quick it is a bad choice. Like most activities, there’s proper gear for every situation. Bubba Watson … Read more ›

Adventure Medical Kits, Black Diamond, Garmin, LifeStraw, MSR, Oakley, Petzl, Pristine, Rab, Suunto, The North Face, Victorinox, VSSL. Hiking Essentials You Won’t Want to Forget. Posted on Categories Apparel·Equipment·Footwear·OutdoorsTags , , , , , , , , , , , , 1 Comment on Hiking Essentials You Won’t Want to Forget

Hiking Essentials You Won’t Want to Forget

Backpacking, especially overnight backpacking, is a pretty amazing thing.  I try to get out as often as I can, even if it’s a place close to home.  Sometimes those are the best ones, when you don’t need to travel far and getting out the door is quick and can happen on a moment’s notice. Still, … Read more ›

Arc’teryx, Druide, HotShots, Icebreaker, Norrona, Patagonia, Rab, Ski & Snowboard. Cross-Country Ski Apparel Guide. Posted on Categories Buying Guides·OutdoorsTags , , , , , , , Leave a comment on Cross-Country Ski Apparel Guide

Cross-Country Ski Apparel Guide

Cross-country skiing is an aerobic exercise that can be used as a means of transportation over snow-covered terrain or as an enjoyable winter activity. It requires no chairlifts or snowmobiles and can be practiced nearly anywhere whether the terrain is flat or undulating, as long as the athlete is capable. Because cross-country skiing is a … Read more ›

Arc’teryx, Canada Goose, Fjällräven, Norrona, Patagonia, Rab. How to Decide Between a Down or Synthetic Coat. Posted on Categories Apparel·Buying GuidesTags , , , , , 1 Comment on How to Decide Between a Down or Synthetic Coat

How to Decide Between a Down or Synthetic Coat

When it comes to shopping for a new coat, there’s always that one questions that is always asked.  Do you buy a coat that is insulated with synthetic or down? Of course, everyone has their preference and can lead you on a rant about what they think although it may or may not work for you. … Read more ›

Arc’teryx, Black Diamond, Helly Hansen, Icebreaker, Kari Traa, Mountain Hardwear, Norrona, Patagonia, Rab, Smartwool, Under Armour. How to Layer For Outdoor Activities. Posted on Categories Buying Guides·OutdoorsTags , , , , , , , , , , Leave a comment on How to Layer For Outdoor Activities

How to Layer For Outdoor Activities

Dressing appropriately for the weather and your outdoor activities can be problematic thanks to misleading weather reports and cheeky weather systems; do you dress for the 15-20mm of rain that is being forecasted or do you let your optimism take over and bring out the shorts and sun hat? As I’m sure most everyone’s ma … Read more ›