Top 3 Best Mosquito Repellents
Aside from being annoying, mosquito’s found in North America are for the most part harmless. Now if you like to travel to tropical destinations you may want to pay extra attention to this article as Malaria, Cerebral Malaria and the Zika Virus. Three in 10 Americans are worried about the threat of Zika or West  [...]
K2 Joy Driver Split Review
Joy is such a subjective thing. Finishing my season on K2’s Joy Driver cemented that in my mind. I had fun on the board, no doubt it would’ve been a hoot if I’d taken it for a spin in a well-groomed terrain park (though it’s a split) or even sessioned a backcountry booter. As spring  [...]
Gossamer Gear Gorilla 40 Backpack Review
Are you looking for a do everything ultralight backpack? The Gossamer Gear Gorilla 40 Backpack fit’s the bill. What’s most surprising about this backpack is just how much stuff the 40L capacity can actually hold. Gorilla 40 Ultralight Backpack Review I tested the Gossamer Gear Gorilla 40 Backpack while ski touring and backpacking over the past  [...]
Venture Storm Splitboard Review
They call it Stormy Monday but Tuesday’s just as rad. Basically every day, every lap can be an adventure in burly charging on the Venture Storm. Having gotten a good couple months on this deck over one manic depressive Teton winter, I can say this is about the best split for hard riding, like, 80%  [...]
Rome Whiteroom Splitboard Tramline Review
Top to bottom one of my favorite boards in this years splitboard test was the 2018 / 2019 Rome Whiteroom Splitboard part of Rome’s Tramline Collection.  If you find yourself splitboarding in snow that’s less than ideal, this board does wonders. And it works equally as well in nipple deep pow. Rome Whiteroom Splitboard Review  [...]
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 comes to protection. After all, the outdoors can throw just about everything under your feet including sand, mud, dirt, rock, snow,  [...]
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 reason you wouldn’t think about — poles with those hard rubber handles and below them metal, sucking  [...]