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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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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Trekking Planner Nepal

Trekking Planner Nepal: A Review of Nepal’s Premier Trekking Agency

Layers upon layers of endlessly steeper and higher peaks surround you. You’ve been walking for days, but each rotation of the earth is more astonishingly beautiful than the last. Every village you stop in you’re immediately treated like family. Your guide has been coming to this region for nearly 15 years, he knows everyone like a brother and you, by default, are extended family. Taking a break on the trail you share a snack with your team and a stranger. Open arms, open hearts, and breathtaking scenery. None of this would be possible without the team at Trekking Planner Nepal.

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AIARE Level 1 Course Review

Everything You Need to Know About Taking an Avalanche Safety Course

Zerrpppppp, click. Zerrrrpppp click. Zerrrrpppp click. My legs sound robotic as they slide across the skin track on their makeshift skis. The only thing that reminds me that I’m human is my heavy breathing. “Phew this most certainly is killer,” I huff as make my way up, slowly, towards what I hope is the top of the ridge. We had taken a wrong turn somewhere and ended up on a steep skin track through some rather dense trees.

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The Adventurer’s Gift Guide

It’s tough to shop for an adventurer. When it comes to gear we can be pretty particular. Those unfamiliar with the scene often feel intimidated with all the options and the steep price tags. Furthermore, we typically seek out experiences not things. Adventurers are a particular breed that can seem difficult to shop for once the holidays roll around. However, the reality is we are actually quite easy to please. In fact, many of us would rather prefer the company of those we love to any material thing. So here’s an adventurer’s gift guide to spark some inspiration for the adventure lover close to your heart.

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