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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Ethical Elephant Tour in Luang Prabang, Laos: Mandalao Review

When I decided to return to South East Asia this past fall and Laos made the itinerary, I knew I had to find a way to connect with these creatures. Afterall, Laos is the Land of a Million Elephants. However, finding a truly-ethical elephant tour in Laos proved to be a bit more difficult than I thought.

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Sea to Summit Aeros Pillow Review

Sea to Summit Aeros Pillow Review

The Sea to Summit Aeros pillow promises comfort and durability while weighing only 2.8 ounces. But does it deliver?

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REI Flash Review

REI Flash 18L Review

The REI Flash is small yet mighty. Despite being a minimalist pack, this little gem is versatile, from a day on a plane to a technical scramble up a peak, the REI Flash does it all.

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Sea to Summit Ultra Sil Compression Dry Sack Review

Sea to Summit Ultra Sil Compression Dry Sack Review

Let’s talk about baggage, compressible baggage that is! In the great search for the perfect water proof compression sack, does Sea to Summit stack up?

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Gear Review: Patagonia Nano Air Hoody

When you find the perfect jacket it’s like finding a best friend. My Patagonia Nano Air Hoody embodies my ideal wilderness safety blanket.

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Long Layover in Dubai

Is a Long Layover in Dubai Worth it?

Over the past 60 years Dubai managed to push its way onto the traveler’s radar. Boasting the world’s tallest building, opulence, and luxury that will make you feel like royalty. Dubai: the Las Vegas of the Middle East. But is that really what’s really going on here? Many people have a long layover in Dubai, but is it really worth leaving the airport?

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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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