Categories
Sleeping Bags

Big Agnes Lost Ranger Review

The Big Agnes Lost Ranger is a 15 degree down sleeping bag with winter temperature ratings that packs a lot of warmth for its weight. The 650 fill duck down keeps weight down while keeping affordability in mind. Picking a winter sleeping bag can be a confusing operation. Coming in under 3lb’s, the Big Agnes […]

Categories
Guides

Sleeping Bags for Hiking: How to choose

Sleeping bags are expensive, and the right one could be with you for 20 years or more. Choosing the right sleeping bag is therefore quite an important decision. Sleeping bags are also one of the big 3 items backpackers need: backpack, shelter, and sleeping bag (and pad.) They’re called the big three because they weigh […]

Categories
Sleeping Bags

Marmot Helium Review

The Marmot Helium is a 15 degree down backpacking sleeping bag with winter temperature ratings that packs a lot of warmth for its weight. The 800+ fill goose down keeps weight down without going over the top on price. The 20d inner shell reduces weight while the 30d outer shell increases water resistance and improves […]

Categories
Jackets

Mountain Hardwear Finder Jacket Review

The Mountain Hardwear Finder Jacket is a 2 layer rain jacket that gets suprisingly little coverage from the backpacking community. While not a full 3 layer rain jacket, the Finder Jacket, in both women’s and men’s, is able to hold up relatively well in a rainstorm or quick downpour. For non alpine use the Mountain […]

Categories
Backpacks

Osprey Quasar Review

Looking at picking up an Osprey Quasar 28? The Osprey Quasar 28 is a superb commuter backpack that can also serve just as well as a daypack for those who hike. Osprey Quasar 28 Read reviews on Pros Lightweight and quality construction Usually stands upright Great comfort and back padding Lifetime warranty Fits 15″ laptop […]

Categories
Stoves

Best Ultralight Backpacking Stoves

Looking for an ultralight backpacking stove? Look no more! Over the last 30 odd years, backpackers have been dialing in their gear lists to go faster, further, and lighter – we’re now at an interesting point that you can use pretty much any type of stove and still have an extremely lightweight cook system. It […]

Categories
Backpacks

Osprey Talon 11 Review

The New Osprey Talon 11. Wow. It really excites me to write this review. The Talon line is my absolute favorite of the Osprey lines. I have a Talon 44, 22, and an Exos 58. The Exos 58 is more comfortable than last years Talon 44, but I just had to see how this new […]

Categories
Sleeping Bags

Marmot Sawtooth Review

The Marmot Sawtooth is a 15 degree down sleeping bag with winter temperature ratings that packs a lot of warmth for its weight. The 600fill duck down keeps weight down while keeping affordability in mind. Choosing a new winter sleeping bag can be tough. Coming in under 3lb’s, the Marmot Sawtooth is hard to fault […]