I invented this tent so the reader needs to understand first off that I am utterly biased in its favour but I do think it easily solves the hateful summer overheating problem that afflicts just about every other nylon tent and its 'open and close' functionality confers a lot of collateral advantages that people who have used the tent rave about. Yes, we would love it if people want to buy one but as a pretty unique design we also want to put it out to the camping community for feedback so we can… Full review
Mountain Lodge Merino Wool Outdoor Sport Socks are a great option for day hiking and casual wear when your day includes hiking boots/shoes and casual footwear. They may also be good for those who hike with liner socks. I bought these socks on a lark to see if I could add some personality to my hiking sock collection. Don't get me wrong, function and comfort are more important than fashion on trial. However, as a long-time lover of socks with personality, I couldn't pass these up. Fit and Comfort… Full review
Not a very good hiking boot, but good for short-term use until you find something better. I would not recommend them even for casual use. You will replace them within 2 to 3 months. Full review
Leukotape P has replaced moleskin as my material of choice for preventing blisters. I have always had tender feet and been susceptible to blisters, so I take preventive measures and will tape my feet before a long hike. A few years ago I noticed people on hiking forums making positive comments about Leukotape P, so I gave it a try and it has now become my material of choice to prevent blisters and is something I always carry in my pack. One of the best things about the tape for me is that it is… Full review
If you’re looking for instant coffee you’ll do well finding Alpine Start. Upmarket of center, Alpine Start offers a boldness, a complexity of flavor not often found outside of the fresh-ground-and-lovingly-brewed set. For those not married to the traditional method of coffee brewing, Alpine Start also allows a greatly reduced base weight and packed size in comparison. Best For: Well, you know—Alpinists, apparently. Fast-packers, thru-hikers, college students, and commuters, also. All those… Full review
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Coverage in the Trailspace Blog
Demo Day: Wild Animals, Fire, Gear!
Demo Day at OR didn't disappoint, with leaping pillars of fire, life-sized polar bears, talking salmon, and new outdoor gear from Kahuna Creations and Nargear. Read more
January 18, 2012