Christian DeVries

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Osprey goes ultralight with its new Exos and Eja backpacks

Previous Next<p>1 of 10<p>In the world of ultralight backpacking, every ounce counts. That is exactly why Osprey Packs went back to the drawing board when …

Mountainsmith’s Scream backpack line is for backcountry minimalists

Light is right — this is a shared mantra between ultralight backpackers, alpinists, and mountaineers. As technology continues to improve the quality …

Mountainsmith Scream 55 Backpack Review

With 55 liters of capacity the Mountainsmith Scream can swallow a ton of gearThe Mountainsmith Scream 55 (liters) is a roll top backpack made with …

Continental Divide Trail Gear List (Post-Trail)

As was to be expected, my Continental Divide Trail gear list at the end of the trail did not match up exactly with my pre-departure CDT gear list. …

Backpacking

Hitting the Trails With Vivobarefoot FG Men's Hiking Boots

Reading Time: 4 minutes<p>It’s coming to an end now with the snow hitting the ground (at least where I live in Southwestern Ontario), but this was a …

REI Flash Insulated Air Sleeping Pad Review

REI Flash Insulated Air Sleeping PadThe REI Flash Insulated Air Sleeping Pad has an R-value of 3.7 and weighs just 15 oz. It rolls up incredibly flat …

Field Tested: Therm-a-Rest Cot Sleeping System

Just to set the record straight, I come from a long tradition that goes back to wafer-thin Ensolite pads that were a vague illusion of comfort back …

ORSM 17 - Klymit Armored V Sleeping Pad

The big story for Klymit's Armored V Sleeping Pad is that one side features 100D nylon with SuperFabric in order to repel tears and holes caused by …

REI's 'QD Air' Hammock Tent Put To Test

For years, REI’s Quarter Dome Tent has been popular among campers. New this year, the concept gets suspended in the brand’s first hammock tent.<p><b>We got</b> …

Arc'teryx Norvan VT Trail Shoe | Review

With the Norvan VT, Arc’teryx have created a trail shoe that covers plenty of bases.<p>There are features that will appeal to trail runners, like the …

Trail Running

Using a rooftop tent is easier than ever with this mount kit

Rooftop tents have become increasingly popular over the past few years as car campers look for more comfortable ways to enjoy spending the night …

The LuminAid inflatable lantern Is the perfect light for outdoor adventures

Sponsored Content<p>Solar powered, long-lasting, waterproof, and incredibly versatile.<p>Even regular footpaths can become dangerous when the sun goes down. With this in mind, lighting is pretty important for any outdoor adventure. The LuminAid PackLite Inflatable Lantern is perfect for camping trips and …

Camping

Osprey's ultralight Levity backpack wows judges at Europe's 2017 OutDoor show

Osprey is eyeing the ultralight market with its 2018 backpack lineup. The European division of the backpack manufacturer was showing off part of its …

Lofoten 2 ULW

Description<p>Facts<p>Hydrostatic head<p>Flysheet : <b>1600 mm</b><br>• Inner tent floor : <b>3600 mm</b><p>Pitching<p>Outer pitched<p>Tent construction<p>Double wall, Single …

Lofoten 1 ULW

Description<p>Facts<p>Hydrostatic head<p>Flysheet : <b>1600 mm</b><br>• Inner tent floor : <b>3600 mm</b><p>Pitching<p>Outer pitched<p>Tent construction<p>Double wall, Single …

Meet the New PocketRocket Backpacking Stove

The words “pocket rocket” have become so synonymous with backpacking stoves, the name of MSR’s legendary burner is like the brand names Kleenex, Jet …

Thermarest Slacker Hammock Sleeping Pad Review

The self-inflating Slacker Hammock Sleeping Pad will work with any gathered end hammock. Shown here with a Hummingbird Hammocks Single.The Thermarest …

Field Tested: Nemo Hornet Elite Tent

<b>Nemo Hornet Elite 1p</b> (1 lb, 13 oz., $450, nemoequipment.com)<p>It is a matter of perspective. All tents are a compromise between weight, durability, …

Firewaall Makes 'Curtain Of Fire' To Heat Camp

So that’s your boring old campfire, eh? Nice tipi-fire build, brah. But check out this here FIREWALL!<p><b>OK, in all seriousness, the old-fashioned</b> …

Selling

Review: Good To-Go Dehydrated Meals for Backpacking and Hunting

Last September I headed to Colorado on my very first elk hunt. I was 12 miles back in the Zirkel Mountain wilderness for eight days. I knew that it …

Cascade Wild – Ultralight Pack Table

February 13, 2017 Comments (0) The Gear<p>Cascade Wild<p>Website<p>Every ounce counts on the trail. Cutting gear until only the bare necessities are left …

Ultralight backpacking table

<b>Great little table and cutting board</b> Review by Backwards packer<p><b>Overall Rating</b><p>I always made do when cutting my food or just not cut it at all. Then …

Backpacking

Kelty Trail Ridge 2 Tent

The Trail Ridge is back and better than ever for 2016. With a long footprint, night light pockets, and the Stargazing Fly, the Trail Ridge is more …

ZPacks Hexamid Solo

“If you’re already carrying trekking poles, you can use them to pitch this one-person shelter and save the weight of tent poles. It’s just under a …

Trekking

The Leather Hiking Boots for People Who Don’t Like Leather Hiking Boots

When I think “Danner” I immediately imagine their classic Mountain Light series of boots: thick-lugged soles supporting shiny, luscious leather …

Mid-Atlantic Mountain Works Marcy 20 Quilt Review

The Mid Atlantic Mountain Works Marcy 20 is a tapered UL backpacking quilt that can be opened in blanket mode.The Mid-Atlantic Mountain Works (MAMW) …

THE MUNCHER - Titanium Multi Utensil

The Muncher packs a punch with 10 functionalities. Made from <b>AEROSPACE GRADE TITANIUM</b>, it is amazingly strong and light-weight at just 0.7oz / …