Field Tests and Gear Reviews
Helping you decide what gear is right for you
When out on the trail, the equipment you have along is all you have to rely on until you get back to the comfort and safety of your home. It is up to you to determine the essential equipment you bring along to make your hike comfortable and safe. Failing to bring along the right gear may mean a miserable experience or worse.
As a field-tester, the reviews I have provided are based on my own experiences and represent an unbiased account of the gear I use and trust.
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Comfort while hiking and camping is worth a few grams as the Helinox Ground Chair takes outdoor comfort to aRead More
Ultimately the choice of pack comes down to fit, comfort and whether it meets the users requirements, for me whenRead More
For the rest of the journey via Lobuje to Gorak Shep the conditions did not relent. It was -50 butRead More
I was so thankful that I had my Mountain Designs Gore® WINDSTOPPER® Jacket on my Field Test to Kala PattharRead More
The Grivel G1 Ice Axe features a traditional design to give you everything you need in a hiking/mountaineering axe withoutRead More
I am quite impressed with the features and benefits of the Osprey Aether AG™ 70 and encourage you to checkRead More
Field Test – Jetboil Flash Java Kit When I first started hiking all I was really interested in was dayRead More
From my experiences to date, the build quality seems excellent all around. They are comfortable, very light weight (for theirRead More
I am a huge fan of the new Helinox Chair Zero. A huge fan! It is my chair of choiceRead More
If you enjoy moderate hikes and don't often head into the deepest wideness areas and are looking for a wristRead More
All and all the SNOWGUM Micro 600 Down Sleeping Bag is a great sleeping bag for mild climates and IRead More
After putting these shoes through their paces I am confident in saying that you would be hard-pressed to find aRead More
I haven’t yet slept on every pad on the market, but from my early experiences this pad is certainly ranksRead More
The Chinook is light weight, flexible, durable, spacious, has large vestibules which are great for cooking, and packs down surprisinglyRead More
If you’re like me and tired of waterproof-breathable rain jackets that don’t live up to expectations, I suggest you giveRead More
If you are new to hiking or don't quite have the budget for a more expensive boot I strongly encourage you toRead More