A quality kid carrying backpack is essential for infant and toddler parents who like to hike and backpack. They're more stable, safer, more comfortable, and less sweaty than any front carrier, and if built on a good suspension open up the option of load hauling for multiday endeavors. About a year ago we bought an … Continue reading Osprey Poco AG; my final word
Bias I've come to realize is a creeping thing. Both cultivating and dispensing of it are more difficult and less sudden than I used to think, especially when talking about the outdoor and hunting industries, where tribalism and 1913-style alliances of circumstance are the law of the land. So when the Utah Hunt Expo came … Continue reading Utah Hunting Expo pack roundup
In short, lots over at the Seek Outside blog. Photos and a report from a recent backpack, highlights from SHOT, and five first steps for aspiring hunters. And more to come.
For reasons discussed below, the LaSportiva TX3 has been on my radar since it came out last year. I received a pair for Christmas, and since then have taken them down a handful of technical slot canyons and on some dayhikes. What follows are my first impressions concerning why they promise to be an excellent … Continue reading LaSportiva TX3 snap judgment
Sasha photobombs Luke's beer. When I first attended OR last year I expected to hate it, as consumerism and massive groups of strangers are two thing with which I have little patience. I didn't, in fact I enjoyed it, and while the first day of the winter show today was less novel and captivating due … Continue reading Three trends from 2017 Winter OR
I do not think I could overstate how enjoyable, educational, and flattering the past month at my new job has been. Enjoyable because the crew at Seek Outside operates with both integrity and joy in equal measure. Educational because, whatever I may or may not know about using gear outside, there are many things about … Continue reading Seek Outside BT2 v. Silvertip
A flat tarp isn't always the shelter I pick, but it is my favorite. Most of the time I like the un-futzing of a mid for severe weather and pitching on snow, but like most people I'll take a calm night with a colorful, visible sunrise 4 times out of 5. For that a tarp … Continue reading The DST