Category Archive: Brands

Big Agnes Fly Creek UL3 Tent

Big Agnes Fly Creek UL3 Tent Review

The Big Agnes Fly Creek UL3 tent is the best, most versatile two person tent I’ve ever used (yeah I know it says three person but realistically it’s best for two). I’m not a huge fan of most tents. They are too small, weigh too much and are a pain in the butt to set […]

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Deuter ACT Lite 50 + 10 Backpack

Deuter ACT Lite 50 + 10 Backpack Review

The Deuter ACT Lite 50 + 10  is one of Deuter’s flagship lightweight load hauler. Its one the largest lightweight packs they list on their website and it has the goal of providing “lightweight, yet reliable comfort”. To a fair degree Deuter has come through on this front but this pack also isn’t a contender for […]

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Smith Dolen ChromaPop Polarchromic Ignitor Sunglasses

Smith Dolen ChromaPop Polarchromic Ignitor Sunglasses Review

Besides having a mouthful of a name the Smith Dolen ChromaPop Polarchromic Ignitor sunglasses boast a ton of technology that is supposed to provide you with unparalleled visual clarity in a multitude of weather conditions – ranging from overcast to bright sun. I’ve worn a pair for almost a year now and they have secured […]

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REI Traverse 28 Pack

REI Traverse 28 DayPack Review

Recently there has been a trend in daypacks that I fully support – the inclusion of a real frame. The REI Traverse 28 Pack is an example of this new breed of pack. While I appriciate a light load I always prefer a pack that has the ability to carry additional weight when needed. This could be […]

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Adventure Medical Kits Adventure Dog Series Trail Dog Medical Kit

Adventure Medical Trail Dog First Aid Kit Review

Let’s face it – life is better with a dog. But… life can also be very complicated with a dog. This is especially true when they decide to try and eat a porcupine or think that backing an angry animal into a hole is a good idea. I love having a trail companion with me but until recently […]

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Outdoor Products 20L Amphibian Weather Defense Day Pack

Outdoor Products 20L Amphibian Weather Defense Daypack Review

In my opinion Outdoor Products is one of the most underrated outdoor brands out there. I use several 10 year old dry bags they don’t make anymore on all of my kayak and whitewater adventures. I expect them to keep going strong for another 10 years. So when Outdoor Products reached out and asked me to review their 20L Amphibian […]

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Bear Valley Pemmican Bar

Bear Valley Pemmican Bar Review

Next up on the list of energy bars to test is the Bear Valley Pemmican Bar – specifically the Fruit ‘N Nut blend.  So far I have been surprised how much I have liked the various different energy bars I’ve tested out. Almost all of them have tasted great, almost. That trend was broken with the Bear Valley […]

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Emberlit Fireant Stove Review

The Emberlit Fireant stove is a collapsible, titanium, wood burning (or solid fuel) stove that weighs a scant 2.8 oz. The idea behind any wood burning stove is that you don’t need to carry fuel if you can just burn the small sticks on the ground around you. You lighten your load and can stay […]

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Pure Bar Fruit & Nut Energy Bar Review

Another day another bar. Today I’m testing out the Pure Bar Fruit & Nut energy bars. They are certified organic, gluten-free, non-GMO, and vegan – pretty much the opposite of a Power Bar. Thankfully the taste was the opposite of a Powerbar as well! Sorry Powerbar, I don’t mean to pick on you. I tried out […]

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Hummingbird Hammocks Tree Straps

Hummingbird Hammocks Tree Straps Reivew

Hummingbird Hammocks is one of my favorite new brands on the market.  I reviewed their first product (the single person hammock) and loved it (it’s still my go to hammock) but was disappointed by the hanging options available to me. I looked at various solutions from Dutch Ware, Anti Gravity Gear, Dream Hammock and Arrowhead […]

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