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

mp4baWhile 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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AmundsenPeak 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 »

AmundsenPeak 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 »

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 »

Barefoot Company Free Your Feet (Classic Swiss)

Best minimalist footwear available for a true barefoot experience. For a fabric they perform extraordinarily well in terms of minimalist footwear. I own a landscape/hardscape… Full Review »

JanSport D3

These packs just serve without complaint. The hip wings support them upright in camp, making everything accessible, as is everything when laying in a canoe. We've… Full Review »

Osprey Archeon 30

Osprey's Archeon 30 daypack is equally happy heading up a mountain, commuting, or traveling. Made from robust, 100 percent recycled nylon pack material. Exceptional… Full Review »

Mammut Trion Spine 35

Lightweight, bombproof, unobtrusive bag on your back... Took this up and down a not so easy hike. Schlepping in and out of sharp granite and through trees etc. Full Review »

Primus OmniFuel

I bought a new Primus Omnifuel 2 and after the second use the burner bell deformed severely. It's two months old and I can't get Primus warranty to even return… Full Review »

Smartwool Intraknit Merino 250 Thermal Bottom

The Smartwool Intraknit Merino 250 Thermal Bottom combines 100% Merino wool with an innovative construction that uses 3D modeling to create a warm, comfortable… Full Review »

Macabi Skirt

Most practical skirt for hiking. I own two of the original skirts that I used exclusively on the Camino in 2018. Highly recommend. SO comfortable and extremely… Full Review »

Seek Outside Divide 4500

If you're looking for a large volume pack that can handle heavier loads—this is it! I was looking for a pack for long trips (week+) and for winter camping where… Full Review »

Hydrapak Stash 1L

Nice light alternative to traditional Nalgene bottles. I have used traditional hard plastic Nalgene water bottles for years and years (decades, actually). Recently… Full Review »

Black Diamond Alpenglow Hoody

Great sun protection and versatile base layer. Sun hoodies are becoming increasingly popular so I thought I'd try one out. I like versatile systems and in the past… Full Review »

Mountain Hardwear Stretch Ozonic Pant

Lightweight and well-made, but won't take much abuse. Recently got the Stretch Ozonic Pants (men's medium, short) and put them to the test on a climb of Mt St Helens… Full Review »

The Elixir UV Arm Sleeves

The Elixir UV Arm Sleeves provide inexpensive, lightweight protection from sun and bugs, while keeping the wearer cool and comfortable. Worn on a 7-day hike with… Full Review »

Coleman Feather 442 Dual Fuel Stove

Parts readily available, runs on unleaded, easy to service. Bought secondhand dated 1992 in good condition. Cleaned generator with air sensor cleaner and nichrome… Full Review »

Mystery Ranch In and Out

A 19-liter lightweight packable day pack with sternum strap, three outside pockets, an internal hydration sleeve, compression straps, and half-clamshell zippered… Full Review »

Limmer Mid-Weight

Wonderful leather, clearly well made hiking boots. Just pulled the trigger on a pair of the overstock or blemished midweights. I had been working through hotspots… Full Review »

Patagonia PowSlayer Bibs

Patagonia's PowSlayer Bibs are a premium, lightweight yet durable, waterproof snowsports pants for the backcountry-focused skier and rider. They work equally well… Full Review »

Montane Alpine Raid Hoodie

The Montane Alpine Raid Hoodie is a fleece mid-layer designed to be tough, stretchy, and unrestrictive. Its best uses are as part of layering system where its high… Full Review »

Patagonia PowSlayer Jacket

Patagonia's PowSlayer Jacket is a premium, lightweight yet durable, waterproof snowsports jacket for the backcountry-focused skier and rider. It works equally well… Full Review »

Hilleberg Staika

This is a great tent if you regularly experience heavy wind and/or storms. If not it's probably overkill. It sets up extremely quickly, and keeps the interior dry… Full Review »

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