Latest Reviews

Circuit 5400

rated 4 of 5 stars I’ve been using the Circuit 5400 for two years now in all four seasons. It is reliable, comfortable, and has a couple of unique features that I have grown to love. Fit: The pack fits as I would expect a pack to fit. The straps allow the user to adjust hip, shoulders, and torso like most standard packs. The weight can be distributed quite evenly. I’m not sure if the circuit is unisex or not. It is not labeled as such, but my daughter has used it on several overnight hikes and did not have any… Full review

Morrison Footprint

rated 5 of 5 stars This footprint has grommets, clips, and loops on corner tabs. I would recommend to anyone wanting a fitted footprint. I use this footprint on my Mountainsmith Upland 2 tent and it is a perfect fit. The footprint has clips and so does my rain fly so it attaches perfectly. The fly clips can be tightened or slacked out to assure it a custom fit on the tent. I use the grommets to attach to the tent poles themselves. After I lay out the footprint and set up the tent minus fly I just place the tent on… Full review

Upland 2

rated 5 of 5 stars Great tent at a great price. Will accommodate the taller camper. Best used for car or motorcycle camping. Would recommend for anyone looking for a quality tent at a budget price. This is a discontinued tent but there are some still out there to be had for as much as 60% off retail price. For me this is a perfect tent. I'm 6'2" and have plenty of room in the tent. This tent is a true rectangle shape that measures 93" long and 56" wide with 45" of headroom. It will hold two people easily, but keep… Full review


rated 4 of 5 stars This pack is very well made, with just the right size for both short hikes, weekend, and in town use. There is enough room to carry two small water bottles, a light jacket or sweater, a book, a packed lunch, wallet etc... I esp. like the Smart Phone storage area in back and brighter interior. The only downside is I wish they made a women's version of this pack, for those with smaller waists, because I've got excess strappage whenever I click the strap, and I'd like to find something to keep it out… Full review

Lookout 50

rated 4 of 5 stars Carries 35-50lbs comfortably with smart mid-weight design. Just enough pockets and features for good organization without going unnecessarily overboard that just add weight. Excellent three-day pack that can compress for solo weekends or loaded up for use as a scout leader pack carrying extras for young backpackers. Fit: Pack is easy to adjust, fitting torsos of the average to over 6' adult. The way the shoulder harness mounts to the two aluminum stays that spread like a V as they go up the back… Full review

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OR Gear Preview: Packs, Hydrophobic Down, Trekking Poles, Little Cups
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January 13, 2012

Outdoor Retailer: Mountainsmith adds tents, sleeping bags
Two backpacking tents and six mummy-style sleeping bags will be added to the company's line-up in 2011. Read more
August 6, 2010

New winter packs for 2009/10
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