Woolrich's classic Buffalo Check plaid on Goal Zero's Rock Out 2 bluetooth speaker. What a combination!
Does the NEMO Equipment Moki Tent have what it takes to keep you warm and dry in the backcountry?
We really dig the LuminAID Packlite 16. It's small, light, and unobtrusive enough that you can keep one stashed just about anywhere.
Once you get passed the small doors (literally - get passed them), the NEMO Equipement Dagger 2P is a great 2-person tent. It's sized realistically for two people to live together inside without having to be intimate. NEMO includes good vestibule space and storage options. We can recommend it.
What if, instead of going through the process of filtering water and carrying it on your hike, you could just stop at any stream and drink right out of it? You can, with the Lifestraw Steel.
Need 200 lumens strapped to your head? How'd you like to get that light weight, compact package that only costs $40? The Black Diamond Spot headlamp is one of the best lumen-to-dollar values in the headlamp market today.
Is it too early to be thinking about what gear we'll be in next spring? Heck no. Especially when The North Face offers us an opportunity to hang out in sunny Boulder, Colorado with some of their pro athletes who helped design the gear. So, that's what we did.
There are a lot of insulated, stainless steel water bottles out there, but none, that I have seen yet, come with a tea strainer. The Eco Vessel Boulder water bottle does. If you enjoy brewing loose tea on the go and want to keep it warm for up to eight hours, then this is an ideal set up for you.
Mountainsmith is a company that lives and breaths longevity. In a world where most products are disposable, Mountainsmith lives by a credo: Forged for Life. I purchased my Mountainsmith Day Pack – the largest in their Lumbar Pack series – in 1994. It still looks brand new. Mountainsmith sent us a preview of their new-for-2016 Day Pack because they agreed that a comparison of the two would be awesome.