Winter Backpacking Essentials

Whether you’re headed to the snowy peaks as an experienced winter adventurer or you’re just beginning to explore the snowy wonderland for the very first time, here are  my top picks for the 2016 season. Gift them, have them gifted to you or gift them to yourself but these essentials should be on every outdoor …

NEMO Nocturne 15 Sleeping Bag Review

NEMO Nocturne 15 - $380-400 SPECS Weight: 2lbs, 5oz regular, 2lbs, 7oz long Temp. Rating: 15F/-9C Comfort Rating: 26.5F/-3C Bag Length: 72in regular, 78in long Unpacked Dimensions (shoulder x hip x knee): 64 x 60 x 64in regular, 66 x 62 x x66in long Packed Dim.: 18 x 9in / 46 x 23cm Fill Power/Type: 750-fill, …

Vasque Monolith Mid UltraDry Boot Review

Monolith Mid UltraDry - 26oz / 742g, $160 The Monolith UltraDry is Vasque’s jack-of-all-trade boot ideal wear for day hikes, light backpacking, or just for the hiker who prefers a lighter foot. Featuring a tough upper of leather and abrasion-resistant mesh, the Monolith is ready for rocky trails and Vasque’s proprietary UltraDry membrane keeps feet dry and …

Fitness Wearables

[Originally written for and published in part by Innovation and Tech Today in collaboration with Billy Brown, Spring 2016 edition]   It’s the 21st century and wearable technology has become seriously mainstream, impressively futuristic, and far more inspiring than “hover boards” with wheels. But with the rising popularity of these fitness trackers and smart watches …