Camping and Hiking

  1. Accessories & Camping and Hiking

    Hults Bruk

    Hults Bruk
    The Hults Bruk axe and hatchet line is classic, truly classic. The company-- with a history dating back to 1697 -- has outlived countries and empires, seen the rise of the steam engine and electricity, and survived the power struggles of a world becoming ever more connected. Through this long history Hults Bruk has incorporated new technology while managing to maintain a traditional quality-first mindset. First...
  2. Accessories, Camping and Hiking & Climbing

    ...the teeth are tightly packed and interlocking, and are used for rapid puncture and shearing...

    ...the teeth are tightly packed and interlocking, and are used for rapid puncture and shearing...
      Known the world over for their fierce attacks, villainous movie roles, and voracious appetites, Piranhas are thankfully limited in range to a relatively small portion of South America. But that didn't stop Trango from making thousands of them and sending them all over the U.S.! The good news: this Piranha only bites when you want it to.   This...
  3. Camping and Hiking

    Super, or Mega? Both! SuperMega UL1

        The Mountain Hardwear SuperMega UL 1 is a lightweight wonder of a shelter with very few drawbacks. It's light. Really light! 2 lbs. 3 oz. packed weight. That puts this fully free-standing tent squarely in bivy territory weight-wise, but you can actually sit up and change your clothes without resorting to inchworm gymnastics.  It's designed for fast-and-light trips where packability and weight...
  4. Camping and Hiking

    ReVolt against the night!

    If you're like me, and I don't see why you wouldn't be, you've probably wondered who the bonehead was who decided nighttime would be so dark and so long. It was probably a decision reached by committee, am I right? Like, hello, I have eyes. They need to see stuff. Nighttime kinda interferes with that. Ever think about that while...
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    Gettin' Clinical

    Mountain Hardwear Rep Jack Powell stopped by today for a clinic on new Spring '15 clothing and hardgoods. It's a cold one outside today, but we all braved the parking lot to get some hands on setting up the tents and talking specs. Who will smite the green beast!? Many warriors, no challengers.              ...
  6. Camping and Hiking

    New for Spring: Osprey Atmos 50 AG

    We've carried the Atmos and Aura packs since they came out back in 2007, and WOW have they come a long way. About the only similarities now are the suspended mesh backpanel and the main lid. Everything else has been redesigned from the ground up for a better fit and superior load carrying. Sizeable sleeping bag compartment Pictured in "Cinnabar Red...
  7. Camping and Hiking

    Summertime...let's check out a 0°F bag!

    Yeah, I know it's not the right time of year, but I received an email with questions about this bag and thought, "Hey, why not take some photos?". The Lithium and Helium are two of my absolute favorite bags. They're about as good as a Western Mountaineering bag, but Marmot actually goes on sale from time to time so it's...
  8. Camping and Hiking

    Tent of the week: The North Face "Kings Canyon 3"

    It's been another week and I'd better say something about this tent or I'll fall behind! The storefront folks are already setting up a new tent for this week (spoiler: BD Mesa). I crawled around in the Kings Canyon and took some photos for your perusal. The King's Canyon is a mid-range, roomy, lightweight tent.     I've always had...
  9. Camping and Hiking

    Marmot whips up another orange treat

    Marmot found a few things to spruce up this year, and the Aura 2P tent made it on the list. I've got a special place in my heart for the original version, so let's hope they didn't ruin my favorite tent!     Since I own the original, it makes sense that I point out all the little changes and...
  10. Accessories & Camping and Hiking

    You're all clear, kid....

    Most of us have a SteriPen floating around unused. Mine is anyways. I always think I'll bring it, but I can't ever remember how much charge it has and I don't always carry a Nalgene or other hard sided water bottle to do the treatment in. Now CamelBak has their own take on UV purification: the "All Clear" I'm charged...

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