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Pacsafe Venturesafe EXP45 Backpack Review

The Good: The suitcase-style opening of this backpack made packing a breeze. The Bad: I wish the outer zippered pocket opened a bit wider for easier access. The...

3 Comments / Jan 20, 2017

ExOfficio Fall Clothing Review

ExOfficio has made a name for themselves as providing performance clothing for travelers, but I've found that those qualities that make a garment great for travel...

0 Comment / Nov 11, 2016

Hiking Shoe Review - Salomon X Ultra 2 GTX

The Good:  Incredibly lightweight hiking shoe with no break-in required. The Bad:  Lacing system, while convenient, has issues. The Not-So Ugly:  Stylish...

0 Comment / Sep 20, 2016

Insulated Jacket Review - Outdoor Research Filament

The Good:  Lightweight and warm insulated jacket. The Bad:  Curvy ladies might find the fit to be a little tricky. The Not-So Ugly:  Cut and stitching pattern...

0 Comment / Sep 13, 2016





Buzz Words
Hops & Shops: The Blur

Celebrate Hops & Shops 2017 on Saturday 25 February from2-6. It's $35 in advance, tickets available at wildcard locations, or $40 at the door. Hops and Shops...

0 Comment / Feb 13, 2017

Hops & Shops: The Approach 

​ Celebrate Hops & Shops 2017 on Saturday 25 February from2-6. It's $35 in advance, tickets available at wildcard locations, or $40 at the door. Hops and Shops...

0 Comment / Feb 06, 2017





Outdoors
REI Stormrealm Jacket

REI Storm Realm Jacket $180 The Good: Solid protection against the elements The Bad: A bit loose on the fit, ok over layers, but a bit too much material for daily...

0 Comment / Mar 15, 2017

Primus Lite XL and Winter Gas

Primus Lite XL ($130)  Primus Winter Gas 230g ($10) The Good: Compact, easy system with some great details. The Bad: Burner is a bit tipsy when...

0 Comment / Mar 10, 2017

The Company We Asked For: Phunkshun Wear

If we believe in saving the earth, then it is our responsibility to support companies that make conservation their priority. Earlier this year I met with...

0 Comment / Mar 09, 2017

Better Businesses: Tentsile

Have you seen the videos of those crazy tents suspended in trees? We have, and we think they're crazy awesome. Tentsile a young and innovative company creating portable...

0 Comment / Mar 08, 2017