BioLite KettlePot

We are huge fans of the original BioLite. A portable stove that doubles as a gadget charger by burning twigs and leaves? Cool! Now, take that same stove and add a brew system capable of dishing out delicious coffee and you have the BioLite KettlePot, an absolute necessity for any lightweight camping or backpacking kit.

Brunton Hydrogen Reactor

Many companies have tackled the “how do I charge my phone in a disaster” problem, but no one did it with as much style as Brunton. Sure, you could use a Mophie case with a built in battery, or burn some twigs to generate electricity with the BioLite, but wouldn’t it be more fun to tell people you’re carrying around a bonafide hydrogen reactor?

Lifesaver Jerrycan

Water. You need it. It’s sort of crucial to survival. At home, you’ve got an endless supply. In the backcountry, if you run out of this stuff, you can really find yourself sideways. The same thing goes for natural disasters, post-apocalyptic scenarios, and zombie attacks. What are you going to do? Well, you’re going to Read more…

Patagonia Lightweight Synchilla Snap-T Pullover

Every year, around springtime, I always lament at having to hang up my Patagonia Synchilla Snap-T. The damn things are ubiquitous, and for a reason. They’re arguably the best fleece ever made. Now you can extend the life of your favorite fleece into the early springtime months with the new Patagonia Lightweight Synchilla Snap-T Pullover.

Jetboil Flash Java Kit

Nearly all avid backpackers will tell you that they have no problem living without most of life’s luxuries when they’re out in the woods. It’s part of the freedom and appeal of being out in the backcountry. This back to basics mentality has a limit though, and that line is usually drawn right at the Read more…

Keen Olympus Crew Sock

Socks are socks, right? Well, ask any long distance backpacker and they’ll tell you that socks can make or break you when you’re on the trail long term. This spring, Keen’s introducing the Keen Olympus Crew Sock, the best hiking/backpacking sock we’ve ever seen hit the market.

Function Ultralight Ski & Snowboard Carry Systems

There’s so much to love about skiing and snowboarding: the gear, the speed, the mountain, hot chocolate (or something stronger), but long parking lot walks with your gear and tedious hikes up and through backcountry can be a pain. Function’s Ultralight Ski & Snowboard Carry Systems are incredibly light and well-designed gear made to make Read more…