A very comfortable and light shoe that fits wider toe-boxes well. Not durable, however, and best for maintained trails and non-rough terrain.
A light, functional, and effective jacket that packs a lot of features in a 6 oz package. Including pit zips!
Which rain gear or shell to wear? Depending on the conditions, one piece of gear may be better than another. Updated October 2018.
An all-purpose hiking shoe good for rough trails and conditions in addition to off-trail jaunts. Reminiscent of the old Montrail Hardrocks in many ways.
Clothing and some gear I’ve been using since October in the desert or desert-like environments.
A well-rounded, all-purpose winter backpacking down parka that is under-$300. But has many of the features of more expensive winter parkas.
What are the functional differences between grid and solid (standard) fleece?
Key items of gear and clothing that have stood the test of time for me. My outdoor trips often take all or some of these items.
Another inexpensive and effective surplus store special.
Socks. A boring piece gear. But critical. Over the past two years, I’ve become impressed with the Point6 brand.