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Salomon 3D Fastpacker Boots

Salomon 3D Fastpacker Boots

I have mixed emotions when it comes to buying new boots. On the one hand, I love new gear. On the other, I never know how they’ll do on the trail. A pair of good, well fit boots are quickly forgotten on the trail, but no other piece of gear has the ability to absolutely ruin a trip and make life miserable like the wrong pair of boots.

Gear Review: Six Moon Designs Gatewood Cape

Gear Review: Six Moon Designs Gatewood Cape

Occasionally, I find a piece of gear that perfectly matches my requirements, such as Six Moon Designs’ Gatewood Cape.  Lightweight and well made, the Gatewood was designed to function equally well as either a poncho or a shelter.  It’s not often that a single gear item can do two jobs well, but the Gatewood is […]

Gear Review:  Columbia Silver Ridge II Shirt

Gear Review: Columbia Silver Ridge II Shirt

The only thing better than getting new gear is putting it to the test. One bit of gear that I always appreciate is quality clothing and with the proliferation of performance fabrics the outdoor lifestyle is so much more comfortable.

Gear Review: Buff Headgear

I’m generally not very excitable (it’s a bad trait when you fly helicopters or fall out of airplanes), but sometimes the littlest things get me going.  The Buff is one of those things.  It’s just so darn useful…hat, bandana, headband, scarf, face mask, pot holder, wash cloth.  Plus it only weighs a couple of ounces, […]