Adventure Travel and Outdoor Gear Reviews

Did you know that I test outdoor gear for my day job? I apply my same rigorous testing methods for my work that I do right here. From going on guided climbs to testing the latest in women's hiking gear technology, I'm always recommending tried-and-true outdoor products and services just for you!

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I work tirelessly to bring you the best gear recommendations on the market. As a professional outdoor gear tester, I’ve got the inside scoop on the latest hiking gear, camping gear, climbing gear and more. I’ll not only show you how to make informed buying decisions, but I’ve got plenty of recommendations too! These are the most popular outdoor gear posts.

How to Build a DIY Outdoor Gear Room for $120

I never thought I’d be that person who had more than one sleeping bag, a backpack for any occasion, and 2 snowboard setups. But alas, it happened and hey, I’m pretty happy about it. However epically awesome “gear mountain” may become, there comes a time where plastic bins just don’t cut it anymore. That time for me was when I was packing for an impromptu backpacking trip and couldn’t find my headlamp. So what did I do? Waited six months until the weather got crappy and got to work fitting out some unfinished space in my basement to show off all my gear by building a DIY gear room. In the end I had one bitching backcountry closet that didn’t break the bank.

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Kick-Ass Hiking Gifts for Her that She’ll Actually Want This Year

Let’s be honest, when it comes to hiking gear, it seems like everyone has a must-have gadget that you simply cannot hike without. However, hiking …

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Your Guide to Buying a Teardrop Camper

For years, I dreamed of owning a little teardrop camper and last year, I finally found a screaming deal. Here’s what to look for in a teardrop camper.

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Beginner Wilderness Camping and Backpacking Gear Guide

Gear. It’s intimidating. It’s complicated. It’s personal. It’s expensive. I’ve had a lot of people ask me about gear and getting started. People think that you need to have everything and anything in order to be successful in the backcountry. That’s definitely false. Don’t go running to REI and spend thousands of dollars just yet.

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The Best Hiking Clothes for Any Budget

After years of testing, I’ve assembled a list of the best hiking gear on the market, no matter what your budget. Unsponsored, real, and honest advice from a hiking vet.

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Everything You Need to Know about Hiking Footwear for Women on Any Budget

Get the inside scoop on hiking footwear for women. Budget-friendly advice on the best hiking boots and shoes available today.

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Go Like A Pro: What’s Really Up with Female Urinary Devices?

Never squat again, an insider’s look into the wonderful world of female urinary funnels.

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Meg aka Fox is a 30-something true-born adventurer and enthusiastic storyteller. Exploration pulses through her veins. As an avid outdoors enthusiast and world traveler she's determined to discover the remote corners of the planet. She'd rather be dirty than done up.

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