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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Everything You’ve Ever Wanted to Know About Choosing the Best Water Purifier for Travel

A comprehensive look at how to select the perfect water purifier for traveling and backpacking. How to choose a water filter or water purifier explained.

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The Best Trekking Poles for Women and How to Use Them

Your comprehensive guide to trekking poles. Covering everything from if you really need trekking poles, to how to use them, and some of the best trekking poles for women.

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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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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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Send It: How to Choose Beginner Climbing Gear That Lasts

To get started with rock climbing, you really don’t need to break the bank. A solid harness, a pair of shoes, a chalk bag and …

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Climbing the Grand Teton with Jackson Hole Mountain Guides a Review

Want to know what it’s like to summit the Grand Teton? Take a look at my experience with Jackson Hole Mountain Guides.

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