How to Gain Outdoor Skills through Online Education During COVID-19

While many outdoor trips and trainings have been cancelled due to the coronavirus, here are resources for online outdoor instruction—trip prep, navigation, LNT, survival, photography, avalanche awareness, knots, and more—that you can access anywhere, anytime. Read More »

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Kurgo Enhanced Strength Tru-Fit Dog Car Harness

The Kurgo Enhanced Strength Tru-Fit Dog Car Harness is a great option for both dog-walking and safe travel in vehicles because it has been tested and designed for… Full Review »

Chaco Lowdown Sandal

A lightweight take on the familiar Chaco design. Very comfortable, though the strap system could be improved. Great for all day wear, and a very serviceable camp… Full Review »

Lowa Innox Pro Lo

The Lowa Innox Pro Lo is a high quality hiking shoe that has a padded upper that feels like a sneaker, yet still provides under-foot feel when hiking on unstable… Full Review »

Osprey Exos 48

Great lightweight pack for overnights, or longer, if UL-savvy. I purchased the Exos 48 in 2015 and use it each year on summer overnight and somewhat longer trips… Full Review »

Sierra Designs Granby Insulated Sleeping Pad

With the Granby Insulated Sleeping Pad, Sierra Designs brings a comfortable entry to the market. Easy setup and take-down with a two-way valve and SD's Burrito… Full Review »

Sitka Ascent Pant

The Sitka Ascent Pants are a compellingly solid pair of lightweight hiking and hunting pants, built for warm-weather conditions. Although they are made by a hunting-focused… Full Review »

Merrell Altalight Waterproof

With the Altalight Waterproof, Merrell has produced a truly waterproof shoe that performs well on wet, muddy trails and rocky terrain. A narrow toe box and stiff… Full Review »

Backpackinglight.co.uk Honey Stove the Hive Expansion Kit

An ingenious way of increasing the size of the Honeystove to extend the cooking coverage to incorporate larger pots, bigger groups, and a more social chill around… Full Review »

Sierra Designs Shadow Mountain Sleeping Pad

The Shadow Mountain is an inflatable sleeping pad from Sierra Designs that, with a 1.3 R-Value, is specifically designed for warmer temperatures. This compact product… Full Review »

Primus OmniLite TI

As an expedition stove for backpacking where every gram counts, this is hard to beat. The titanium construction makes it feel sturdy despite the low weight.  Used… Full Review »

Tarptent Notch Li

A very light, double wall, pole supported solo tent of Dyneema from an innovative tentmaker. Tarptent is a high quality American tent company that started small… Full Review »

Soto Amicus without Igniter

I bought this after being disappointed with the Optimus Crux Lite and after reading lots of reviews. It turns out it was the right choice; this is superior in every… Full Review »

Knog Quokka

A very lightweight, compact full featured headlamp. Weighs less than 2 oz (49 gms), variable light levels, 85 lumens, supplementary red light and strobe. Great… Full Review »

GSI Outdoors Halulite Minimalist Cookset

Very light and compact. This is probably my most frequently used bit of camping gear. I have made up a 'kit' using this, inside it I fit a 100g gas canister, a… Full Review »

Coleman Feather 442 Dual Fuel Stove

Easy to use under any conditions. I use this Coleman stove, or a Primus Omnilite TI,  mostly for  motorcycle camping and I am generally pleased with both. Other… Full Review »

Black Diamond Vision Down Parka

Toughness unheard of in a down jacket coupled with smart features and class-leading weight savings earn a place in my mountaineering kit for Black Diamond's Vision… Full Review »

Sawyer Micro Squeeze

The Sawyer Micro Squeeze is a very lightweight, compact, and versatile water filtration system with a long lifespan that will help keep you safely hydrated on the… Full Review »

Stanley Adventure Camp Cook Set

My review is for the Stanley SS cooking pot system that includes one (1) large SS 24 oz. pot [the pot will hold up to 30 oz if filled to the top], one (1) 24 oz. Full Review »

Amundsen Peak Knickerbockers

The Amundsen Peak Knickerbockers are designed to stand up to some of the most extreme winter conditions on earth. The quality of construction and materials is obvious… Full Review »

Sea to Summit Aeros Down Pillow

Nice light luxury item. After 50+ years of backcountry tripping I've never used a pillow per se. The closest I've come is a light microfleece sack to stuff some… Full Review »

Peak Refuel Sweet Pork & Rice

A Hit. This brand was new to me so I tried an entree on a recent backpack. I have used a competitor for decades (Mountain House). Similar preparation...just add… Full Review »

Amundsen Peak Knickerbockers

The Amundsen Peak Knickerbockers are designed to protect from the elements on a cold winter peak yet vent well enough to climb mountains in full pack on a hot summer… Full Review »

GSI Outdoors Pinnacle Dualist HS

A compact two-person cook set that stows neatly in its own pot, the Pinnacle Dualist HS offers a few perks similar sets lack, such as a PFOA-free Teflon-coated… Full Review »

Vasque Coldspark UltraDry

First pair of Vasque boots and I loved them so much I replaced my summer hiking boots with Vasque as well. Great boot for light winter hiking. Certainly won't replace… Full Review »

Scott Hawaii Makaha

Sturdy, good-fitting flip flop that is relatively inexpensive and comfortable for extended wear. Solid sole/midsole with a more forgiving top layer, bomb-proof… Full Review »

Arc'teryx Beta LT Jacket

The Arc'teryx Beta LT Jacket is an excellent all-around, waterproof, reasonably lightweight jacket for the majority of one's outdoor activities. I've owned mine… Full Review »

Keen Terradora II Waterproof Boot

Keen's updated Terradora II Waterproof Boot is described as an "all around trekker," designed with comfort, performance, fit, and traction in mind. This mid-height… Full Review »

Hanwag Lhasa

The best boot in the world. I have owned most boots on the market—Zamberlan, Meindl, Salomon, Koflach, Alt-Berg, Keen, Brasher, and other Hanwags. The minute… Full Review »

Old Town Pack

This is one of the best canoes ever made. Light at 33 pounds. Easy to carry/portage, and load on a car. Easy to paddle, especially with a double bladed kayak paddle. Full Review »

OluKai Hokua

Comfortable, beefy, pricy flip-flop. They have solid arch support, a thick, grippy sole, soft footbed, and reasonably wide straps that make them comfortable to… Full Review »

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