Reviews

The good, the bad, and the stuff we can’t live without

Platypus GravityWorks 4 Liter System

The Platypus GravityWorks 4 Liter System is a great way to keep a bigger group supplied with water. Clean, safe water to drink is one of those things we must always have.  Backpacking made me appreciate modern comforts of living…

Arctic Zone 30 Can Self Inflating Air Cooler

The Arctic Zone 30 Can Self Inflating Air Cooler really surprised me.  I wasn’t sure how well this cooler would perform but I’m really impressed after a little real-world testing.  This cooler held ice longer than I expected even in…

Sierra Designs Clearwing 2 Tent

The Sierra Designs Clearwing 2 is new this year and it also comes in a 3-person size.  Here’s the short version of this review.  The tent sets up super easy.  Two people fit inside easily.  The tent stood up to…

REI Mountain Gaiters

As I slogged into a 15mph breeze among North America’s tallest sand dunes, my every footfall kicked up a cloud of fine sand which was caught by the wind and carried back into my lower legs.  Until the serious climbing…

SPOT X – Keep in Touch, Stay Safe

Friends and family worry about us and maybe they should just a little.  If something goes wrong during a trip, how will we get help?  Even if nothing goes wrong, our husbands, wives, and friends like to know that we…