Outdoor Gear

Tents, backpacks, sleeping bags, outdoor cooking, lights, clothing, footwear and S’mores.

Quick shade with the Kelty Cabana

Neither a tent nor a canopy, the Kelty Cabana is a lightweight solution when you need a temporary shelter. Although it may have been designed with festivals in mind, there’s no limit to it uses. From chilling at the park, to your…

Vitec Imaging at Photokina

Photography is one of my favorite outdoor activities. I’m often reminded of the old quote “Take only memories, leave only footprints”. This has more recently been reinterpreted as “Take only pictures, leave only footprints”. When I set out to capture…

Coast HX3 and HX4 Cliplights

When my Coast HX3 and HX4 Cliplights first arrived, I wasn’t sure what to think of them. While both have the new efficient COB (Chip On Board) LEDs, the shape struck me as a bit odd. At first glance, they seem…

MindShift Gear Backlight 18L photo backpack

For packing light on photo outings, my new best friend is the Backlight 18L from MindShift. For those not familiar, Think Tank Photo and MindShift Gear merged recently. So the MindShift products can be found on the Think Tank site. This…