Kissed By God, a Film about Andy Irons
Surfing, bipolar disorder and drug addiction the film Andy Irons: Kissed by God could have easily been written about practically anyone that grew up in a surf culture, myself included.  However thi [...]
Best Hiking Socks
Hiking socks are a MUST if you are planning a demanding day on your feet in the backcountry. You need the best barrier against blisters, sweat, or frigid temperatures. And quality matters when it c [...]
Black Diamond Expedition 3 Poles Review
My hands get cold. Like “Still can’t feel the tips a day later” cold. At first I thought it was just an issue of gloves. And yeah, it is an issue of gloves, and circulation. But there’s another rea [...]
Five Ten Guide Tennie Approach Shoe Review
Perhaps the most tacky, confidence giving rubber comes underfoot in the updated Five Ten Guide Tennie for 2018. Find out how the Five Ten Guide Tennie approach shoe performed while hiking and scram [...]
MSR Elixer 3 Tent with Footprint Review
Only when you’re sleeping in a cocoon of nylon and polyester do you realize how massive the world truly is. MSR’s Elixer 3 is about the best cocoon to help you explore a helluva lot more of it with [...]
Optimus Crux Lite Stove Review
Weighing 72 grams (2.5 ounces) the Optimus Crux Lite Stove is a no brainier to carry with you in the backcountry. The days of lugging a heavy bulky stove with you camping are long gone thanks to th [...]
TahoeLab Directional Splitboard Review
TahoeLab is a small company based in Lake Tahoe, California that’s been quietly cranking out hand built high quality snowboards, splitboards and skis over the past few years. Tracking down on [...]
Car Camping Equipment to Be the Life of the Party
Car camping might not be as “outdoorsy” as backpacking or laying down a tent in the backcountry. But for many people, it’s the absolute best way to camp. It requires less gear (and fitness) than ba [...]
Arbor Bryan Iguchi Pro Splitboard Review
Camber is back.  Which is a good thing especially when it comes to splitboarding.  Bryan Iguchi, Arbor and a handful of other snowboard manufactures realized what was holding splitboarding back, re [...]