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.

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…

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.

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…

Mammut T-Trail + Ambient Light Dry Bag

Avid backpackers are like engineers, they’re always tinkering with their outfitting to find new ways to make their gear footprint smaller and more efficient. The Mammut T-Trail + Ambient Light Dry Bag is a nifty 3-in-1 piece of gear that manages to do something with a dry bag that we’ve never seen before.

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

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…