Lawson Blue Ridge Camping Hammock

One of the best things about backcountry camping is the daily quest for that perfect campsite. Depending on the terrain though, it’s not always going to be soft, flat, dry ground perfectly suited for easy sleeping. Camping hammocks can be a real lifesaver when the terrain gets gnarly, and no one builds a better one Read more…

Columbia River Knife & Tool Zilla-Tool

The world of multi-tools can get mundane pretty quickly. Every now and then a company might squeeze in an extra tool or gizmo, but for the most part multi-tools are all the same. It usually just comes down to who can build the strongest and most dependable version of the standard multi-tool design. Columbia River Read more…

Patagonia Encapsil Down Belay Parka

Down is a wonderful thing. It’s miraculously lightweight and extremely warm, but it’s not the easiest material to work with. Patagonia just released a limited edition down parka they’re claiming is the best parka ever made. After we checked out the specs on the new Patagonia Encapsil Down Belay Parka, we tend to agree with them.

Kershaw Cryo Pocket Knife

Rick Hinderer is a custom knife-maker who’s invented knife technology that’s now standard issue for most U.S. special forces. Kershaw is a 45 year old knife manufacturer out of Oregon that has a knack for teaming up with well-known custom knife-makers to develop award-winning products. Pair the two together and you get the Kershaw Cryo Pocket Knife, Read more…

Field Notes Expedition Notebooks

It’s wise to always have a pen and paper handy. You never know when you’ll need to jot something down. But what happens when you’re somewhere inhospitable, say…the South Pole? Your Dollar Store $0.99 notebook isn’t going to hold up in these situations, and that’s why you need the Field Notes Expedition Notebooks.

Nemo Canon -40 Sleeping Bag

Bears hibernate for a reason. Winter nights at elevation can be brutal, and you don’t even have fur. But if you find it necessary to brave the elements in severe subzero temperatures, then you’ll need the Nemo Canon -40 Sleeping Bag, a veritable cocoon of warmth and cold weather sleeping protection.

Jetboil Helios

Jetboil arguably has the most clearly defined brand in backpacking gear. Their cooking systems deliver on one important promise, and it’s stated bluntly right in the name. A Jetboil stove boils water faster than anything else on the market. The Jetboil Helios cooking system expands that promise into a high performance, high capacity package that’s Read more…