Vertex Backpacking Stove

Backpackers are notoriously stingy with the weight and footprint of their gear, and stoves are often unavoidable culprits when it comes to eating precious pack-space. The Vertex Backpacking Stove looks to conquer that obstacle with an incredible 1.8 ounce total weight and the ability to collapse down to the size of a foldout map.

Adidas Terrex Fast R GTX

Hybrid products usually leave us skeptical. Though the original intent is usually to blend the best of two worlds together, often you’re left satisfying neither entirely. It’s sort of how compromises work. When a company like Adidas claims to have combined the swiftness of a trail running shoe with the ruggedness of a hiking boot, Read more…

Kelty Mach 4 AirPitch Tent

Thought most outdoors enthusiasts ultimately master the tricky craft of managing tentpoles, it doesn’t mean you have to. The smart people over at Kelty figured that if you could work an air pump, you should be able to pitch a tent.

SunRocket Solar Kettle

Every outdoorsman needs a hot cup of joe in the morning. It’s practically an unwritten law, and there are plenty of fuel-based options out there whether you’re working with gas or using local tinder. SunRocket’s Solar Kettle has an even better solution: whip up your morning coffee by harnessing the power of the rising sun.

Kite Patch

It’s common knowledge, mosquitos suck (sorry, we just couldn’t help ourselves). In the backcountry they’re annoying, in undeveloped countries they’re a public health crisis, and in unchartered territories they can be silent killers. Lucky for us, a new company aims to be the TOMS of mosquito repellant with the ingenious Kite Patch.

Oakley Airwave 1.5 Goggles

Let’s be honest, it’s not exactly convenient to whip out your smartphone on the slopes. You have to fish it out of whatever pocket you’ve stashed it in, pull a glove off to use it, and chances are you’re going to drop it in the snow at some point. All so you can change your Read more…

Eddie Bauer Katabatic 2 Solar Powered Tent

Eddie Bauer’s original Katabatic tent was a hit: it was four season, comfortably held three people, and struck the perfect balance of lightweight and durability. Combine that winning package with the Sherpa 50 Solar Recharging Kit from Goal Zero and you get the Eddie Bauer Katabatic 2 Solar Powered Tent (and a lot of sun ray-charged Read more…