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The Outdoor Guide to Wearing Face Masks Hiking, Running, on the Trail

Face masks are the surprise essential gear trend of 2020, and outdoor brands have stepped up with a variety of options, whether we're prepping for a trip to the store or a trip to the mountains. From high-tech performance masks to made in America to ones that give back, check out our guide. Read More »

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Patagonia Simple Fly Fishing: Techniques For Tenkara And Rod & Reel

In depth, but engaging book focused on simplifying fly fishing. It is a great balance of skills, stories, and phenomenal photography. A great book for anyone interested… Full Review »

Merrell MQM Flex 2

I prefer the MQM Flex trail runners for three-season hiking, I have several different styles of Merrell shoes. I find the MQM Flex very comfortable and light. They… Full Review »

Merrell MQM Flex Luna Mid Gore-Tex Filson

A limited edition boot that turns out to be reliable for cooler, wet weather hikes and hunts. The Merrell MQM Flex Luna Mid Gore-Tex Filson has a rock-solid upper,… Full Review »

Therm-a-Rest NeoAir Topo

The NeoAir Topo is a 3-inch thick and comfortable two+ season air mattress with ample room and solid construction. For the ultimate in camp comfort, it can be converted… Full Review »

Leki MCT 12 Vario Carbon

An ultralight, adjustable length, hybrid folding-telescopic, all-carbon pole for trail running or power hiking on good trails. Quick and reliable locking mechanisms… Full Review »

Kelty Yukon 48

Yukon 48 is my fugged-about-it pack. It might not do everything well. However, you can trust the pack to do just about everything. It's the multi-tool of the backpack… Full Review »

MSR Front Range Bug/Floor Insert

This Bug/Floor insert is the companion piece to the MSR Front Range Tarp Shelter. Together, this highly ventilated shelter system is a spacious and extremely stable… Full Review »

Gas One GS-800 Butane Gas Stove

Here' my review of a compact, butane powered camping stove. It's the Gas One GS-800 model constructed of durable stainless steel. This is a rugged and reliable… Full Review »

Honey Stinger Mini Waffles

Honey Stinger took its popular—and tasty—organic waffles and shrunk them down into a mini snack size in a convenient, resealable bag. Mini Waffles come in honey… Full Review »

Patagonia Wood Burning Stove

The Patagonia Wood Burning Stove is a foray into the lightweight wood stove arena from one of the larger retailers in the outdoor industry. It's a good first attempt… Full Review »

MEC Tarn 3

Great tent with lots of space and fairly compact in the stuff sac. Super for car camping, motorcycle camping, canoe camping, and even backpacking (if the distance… Full Review »

Smartwool Merino Sport 150 Hidden Pocket Tech Tee

The Smartwool Merino Sport 150 Hidden Pocket Tech Tee is a lightweight tee-shirt, made from a comfortably soft blend of merino wool and polyester (56% merino/44%… Full Review »

Sierra Designs Night Watch CD

Skyline vent is most fabulous. My all-time favorite tent. Even back in the day used it backpacking, the 8 (?) pounds divided between two hikers was manageable. Full Review »

Vargo Titanium BiFold Grill

Small and admirably compact, the Vargo Titanium BiFold Grill is designed for backpackers who want a lightweight grill option for backcountry use. A bit pricey and… Full Review »

Apple Watch Series 5

The Apple Watch Series 5 is the best of the three high dollar “adventure watches” that I have used. I have tested it on all terrain, across multiple sports,… Full Review »

Big Agnes Lost Ranger 15°

Great bag and a great price, but not a 15 degree bag for us! (Roxy Ann included) Temperature ratings are very personal and depend a lot on how much a heat a person… Full Review »

BioLite FirePit

Great portable campfire/hibachi-style grill that you can use at home (in the backyard, of course) or camping. The lithium Ion fan/blower system helps moderate the… Full Review »

Keen Solr Sandal

People who canoe, kayak, raft, stand up paddle board, boat, or hike in and out of the water will like Keen’s water-dedicated Solr. A gasket-style ankle, close… Full Review »

Limmer Light-Weight

Limmer Light-Weights are a solid, full leather boot built to handle rugged terrain. German made from the original Limmer lasts. Heavy duty construction along with… Full Review »

Therm-a-Rest BlockerLite Pump Sack

A simple and light dual-purpose dry bag and pump sack for the new Therm-a-Rest Winglock and Twinlock valve sleeping pads. Inflation of the pads is easy and the… Full Review »

Leki Micro Vario Cor-Tec TA

Leki's Micro Vario Cor-Tec TA are a sturdy, packable set of poles which will keep you on your feet, and save your knees. Super easy and fast to assemble and adjust,… Full Review »

Osprey Daylite

Lightweight Ventilated Backed by Osprey’s All Mighty Guarantee Picked this up on a crazy sale and could not be happier with the price I paid for the pack. It… Full Review »

Voyagers K9 Apparel Custom Dog Rain Coat

The Voyagers K9 Custom Dog Rain Coat has been a solid choice for our canine companions so far. It is rugged, holds tight as the dogs go off trail, and has been… Full Review »

Fenix LD15R

The best, most useful, compact flashlight I’ve ever carried. Bright when I need it, just enough when that’s all I need, plus great battery life. The small but… Full Review »


I've had mine for many, many years. Used it for trips all over the world. I can make it simmer (it's an acquired skill). I've burned almost every flammable liquid… Full Review »

Morsel Spork XL

Absolutely love mine. Absolutely love mine. I use it daily when I'm home for less dishes even. Can cook and eat with it no problem. I've since ordered three of… Full Review »

Fire Maple Blade 2

The lightest remote canister stove I have found at under 5 oz. Good build quality with titanium and aluminum construction. Suitable for inverted canister use for… Full Review »

Blyss Running Trail Skirt

The Trail Skirt from Blyss Running is a comfortable running skirt that provides both plenty of coverage and room to move on the trails. This skirt makes me happy… Full Review »

PahaQue Promontory

Best "FAMILY" size tent ever!!! My wife and I call this beast the Mondo Condo.... it's BIG—10x12x6 tall. We never used the curtain divider as it was just the… Full Review »

Kurgo Journey Air Harness

The Kurgo Journey Air harness is a lightweight ( 8 oz/ 226 gm) dog harness designed for outdoor dogs who like to hike and snowshoe, romping through woods and streams. Full Review »

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