A Disclaimer I love OutdoorGearLab. They provide an incredibly valuable service for free – in fact, they are one of only about ten sites which I whitelist from my adblocker… the ultimate internet compliment. Their reviews, when read from a … Continue reading What OutdoorGearLab Doesn’t Understand About the Arc’teryx Atom SuperLight (and Many Other Things)
Why not a sleeping bag? Sleeping bags are perhaps the most iconic pieces of backpacking gear – as long as I can remember (honestly, not that long) they have been not just the go-to sleeping system, but have dominated the … Continue reading Quilt Camping – My Thoughts on an Enlightened Equipment Revelation
by Isaac This winter, I decided to throw myself into as many cold-weather hikes/activities as I could fit into my schedule. Thus far (mid-February at time of writing) that’s meant summits of a handful of White Mountain 4k’ers (Mt. Carrigain, … Continue reading Dr StrangeGlove, or How I Learned To Stop Worrying and Love the Snow: Winter Hiking Tips
By Isaac This isn’t just a clickbait question headline; I really want to know. Of all the areas of my hiking setup, my glove system is the only one I really don’t feel that I have properly dialed in. So, … Continue reading Guest Post: What’s your glove system?
Truly exceptional design often takes such a fundamental foothold in our lives that we lose appreciation for the revolutionary nature of the original product. Edison’s light bulbs, the Boeing 747, Converse sneakers; all now mimicked and genericized to the extent … Continue reading Guest Post: Patagonia R1 Full Zip Jacket Review
To understand what the Patagonia Nano Air represents, it’s important to understand the background and recent history of insulated clothing. To that end, here is a quick history lesson. Eddie Bauer wasn’t the first human being to use down feathers to … Continue reading Guest Post: Patagonia Nano Air Review
This is a guest post by Isaac, our US Correspondent. Anybody who has even briefly considered buying a rain jacket in the last decade has probably discovered the rabbit hole of competing technologies, hyperbolic claims, and unverifiable, proprietary breathability tests. … Continue reading Guest Post: Westcomb Apoc Review