Otterbox Armor Series Cases

Otterbox Armor Series Cases

No matter how far we travel into the backcountry to get away from it all, it’s inevitable that we almost always bring our phones. It would be irresponsible not to, right? But this poses a problem: the backcountry isn’t exactly gadget-friendly, and today’s smartphones aren’t getting any cheaper. We need something waterproof, crush-proof, drop-proof, and Read more…

Black Diamond Ice Box

Black Diamond Ice Box

You know, ice climbing is a lot like rock climbing. Only it’s not. The surface you’re climbing is frozen water: treacherous, slick, and much more prone to breaking. Also, formations like glaciers and frozen waterfalls tend to be ridiculously remote—so there’s that, too. Forget a crampon or an ice screw in the car and your Read more…

Bush Smarts Bear Star

Bush Smarts Bear Star

The idyllic solitude of the backcountry can often fool the unsuspecting into thinking they’re alone, but any outdoorsmen worth his salt will tell you that backcountry bears will rob you blind if given the chance. Outfox those bears like a ninja with the Bush Smarts Bear Star, an incredibly nifty and simple piece of camping Read more…

Wenger Fidis Camping Lighter

wenger-lighter

There’s a really important moment near the end of each day in the backcountry, that point where you set everything down and declare that it’s time to make camp and build a fire. The Wenger Fidis Camping Lighter may just be the most reliable and rugged tool for the job. The Wenger Fidis Camping Lighter Read more…

The North Face Patrol Avalanche Airbag Backpack

The North Face Patrol Avalanche Airbag Backpack

Let’s be honest. Avalanches are about the most terrifying thing that can happen to a person when you’re skiing out in the backcountry. Sure, you could pack a shovel and attempt to dig yourself out of hundreds of pounds of snow buried on top of you, or you could simply avoid being buried alive in the first Read more…