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Saxx Review

October 27, 2018 / Bryan Wolf / Gear Reviews

A shepherd whose sheep are not in pasture is a shepherd in need. Yes, the entire review is a ridiculous analogy about sheep. Want to read more about the world’s most comfortable and protective underwear? Check it out here!

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Bedrock Sandal Reviews

October 8, 2018 / Brandon Behymer / Gear Reviews, Uncategorized

Tired of big clunky footwear? Want something that is lightweight and extremely breathable but holds up to the wear and tear of many miles on the trail?  Check out the Bedrock sandal.  The company is based out of Richmond, California and the sandals are made to order.  Yes, that’s right.  The sandal you order today takes 2 to 5 days to produce depending on how busy they are.  The company was started as a Kickstarter campaign in 2011 and has grown slowly over the past 6 years.  Bedrock is also a proud supporter of the 1% for the Planet program.

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Gear Review: Black Diamond Momentum Shoes

August 13, 2018 / Will Babb / Gear Reviews

Black Diamond is new to the climbing shoe market, but as with any other piece of equipment I’ve bought from them their shoes have surpassed my hopes. I bought the Momentums as a relatively inexpensive shoe to use day in and day out at the gym and on easier sport routes. For the most part in the coming months you’ll find me crushing routes in the Momentums.

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Thru-Hiker Gear List

January 12, 2017 / Eli / Gear Reviews

THRU-HIKE GEAR Here is a list of specific gear that was hand selected by Appalachian Trail thru-hikers keeping weight, durability, and comfort in mind. Keep in mind that every hiker is different and there is no list which can fit the needs and desires of every hiker. This list attempts to cover the essentials items […]

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European Backpacking: How to Pack

December 22, 2016 / Kayla McKinney / Gear Reviews

Planning for a big, multi-country backpacking tour of Europe? This is a logistical mess with huge rewards and I highly encourage it. You should be very careful to pack well and intentionally so that you can be a prepared and self-sufficient traveler. It is important to bring a limited amount of necessary items and avoid […]

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Gear Review: Outdoor Research Aspire Jacket

October 20, 2016 / Kayla McKinney / Gear Reviews, RRT Adventures

I first purchased my Outdoor Research Aspire jacket in 2014 and have worn it extensively since. I have taken it on many trips, in a wide variety of conditions, and therefore I feel credible enough to give you my review of the jacket! Let’s begin with a quick run down of the facts and features of the jacket:

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The Louie Knolle Bomb-Diggity Bootastic Award

December 13, 2015 / Bryan Wolf / Gear Reviews

To put it simply, I do not enjoy conventional footwear.  On the average day, you will find my toesies free from the confines of shoes, either in the nude or in very minimal sandals for when I need to get all dressed up for “The Man”.  I adhere to the belief that shoes were invented […]

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The Sleeping Bag Breakdown

October 24, 2015 / Craig Buckley / Backpacking Prep, Gear Reviews

by Goatman So you want to sleep in the wide open world of nature without freezing to death over night. This is a rather typical human concern. Based on my experience, folks gearing up for outdoor adventure often think of a sleeping bag before they think of anything else, even their footwear or their backpack. […]

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7 Halloween Costumes Every Backpacker Already Has Lying Around

October 17, 2015 / Craig Buckley / Gear Reviews

October is my favorite month, no doubt. The long, humid days of summer shorten into chilly autumn nights. Campfires smell better. I get to wear my favorite fleece.  Every hike is lit up golden and red, reinventing familiar paths and making every viewpoint a visual spectacle. There’s pumpkin pie and pumpkin beer and pumpkins to […]

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A Walk in the Woods

September 20, 2015 / Bryan Wolf / Book/Movie Reviews, Gear Reviews

A Thru-hikers Review By: Bryan Wolf The book was amazing! Most conversations begin or end with the book and how the movie did based off those expectations. For my enjoyment, but also the sake of a fair review I decided to look at the movie independently. It seems only fair to separate the two, after […]

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