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Category - Gear

Vasque Talus XT GTX Waterproof Boot Review – Put To The Test

Gear, Hiking Tips

We tested out the new Vasque Talus XT GTX Boots on some Colorado 14ers and local waters. We put the waterproofing to the test so you don’t have to. Here you will get an in depth review of…

What Is The Outsole of a shoe? [Definition, History, Types & Uses]

Gear, Hiking Tips

In this article, we will discuss the outsole of a shoe. What it is, the purpose, technological advances, history, and different types of outsoles. What is an outsole? Simply put, the outsole is the outermost part of the…

Mid Cut Vs Low Cut Vs High Ankle Hiking Boots [How To Choose]

Gear, Hiking Tips

When it comes to hiking footwear, there’s a dizzying amount of options out there. Inevitably, the question of whether you should go for a mid cut, low cut, high ankle boot, or even sandals will come up.   Article…

The Best Binoculars for Hiking [And How To Choose]


Binoculars are an invaluable piece of equipment when you embark on an outdoor adventure. They are also versatile and can be used for a number of things. Whether you are an avid bird watcher or eager to explore…

How To Choose Snowshoes – Everything You Need To Know


Hiking in the snow is a strenuous task. It requires you to be well prepared before you set off into the white wilderness. Whilst light snow can easily be tread across with normal hiking boots with a good…

The Most Versatile of Fly Rod – Weight, Action, & Length Explained

fishing tips, Gear

A “fly rod” is designed to cast an artificial fly onto the water using the built-up momentum of a weighted fly-line. The rod also needs to be able to bring in a fighting fish, from palm-sized bluegills to…

Cleaning & Washing Your Down Jacket [Everything You Need to Know]


If you’re anything like me, you wait until the last possible moment to wash your down jackets. It feels risky to just toss it in the wash, yet that pasta sauce from your backpacking trip last summer is…

How To Wash A Sleeping Bag: Steps & Methods [Down or Synthetic]


You’ve slept under the stars in the desert, bundled up on cold nights near the mountainside, got rained on during your family reunion camping trip, dirtied up your gear after an extended backpacking trip, and now after all…

Cortazu Hard Shell Jacket Review – [Actually Tested]


We had the pleasure of testing out two of Cortazu’s jackets, the Hard Shell (All Round) Outerlayer, and Mid-Layer Mountain jacket. This review will talk about our experience with these jackets while putting them to the test in…

Understanding R-Values for your Sleeping Pad


If you have ever gone camping and woken up in the middle of the night shivering and freezing cold it might be because you have the wrong sleeping pad. Specifically, it might be because you have a sleeping…