Gear

By Bart Beeson Having the right gear for winter camping can be the difference between having a good time or a miserable one, between being comfortable and suffering, and, in extreme cases, between life and death. And while the extra gear may add a few pounds to your pack, it’s

By Everett Potter A couple of years ago, I came across a guy named David Weiner and his brand new bike at an outdoor gear show. The bike grabbed my eye because it was a handsome and seemingly well-made street cruiser. Only upon examination did I realize that it was

By Everett Potter What to get for the guy on your list? Clothing and footwear from some of the best companies around, including Craghoppers, Lowa, Breyburn, Brynje, Saxx, DU/ER and PATH Projects. Craghoppers Axel Jacket Foul weather is on the menu more days that not in the UK. So I

By Everett Potter Looking for something to leave in a road warriors’s stocking? Here are seven gifts from Buff, Nikon, TomTom, Oars+Alps, Darn Tough, UCO and Klymit that are good to go. Buff It’s winter, it’s hat time, and Buff, a Spanish company known for their array of Thermonet multifunctional

By Everett Potter From socks to Merino wool to waterproof boots, another round of great gifts for the holidyas. FITS If there’s one that FITS does right – and honestly, they do a lot that’s right – it’s that they create a sock that comes as close as possible to

By Everett Potter Smith ChromaPop I/XO I’ve used Smith ChromaPop glasses for fly fishing for a few years and they’re my go-to every sport glasses, ideal for sea kayaking, cross country skiing and even alpine spring skiing, a step above any polarized glasses that I’ve ever had. ChromaPop, by the

By Everett Potter The Ideal Carry-On: Granite Gear I just road-tested the Granite Gear Cross Trek 22 Carry-On Wheeled Duffel on a two-week trip through Switzerland and Italy. The conclusion: this is one rugged bag. While it comes with hidden shoulder straps and a hip belt to turn it into

By Everett Potter When I travel, what I pack in depends on where I’m going and what I’m doing. In my luggage stash, there are rollaboards, duffle bags of varying dimensions, duffle bags with wheels and backpacks of various sizes. But garment bags? I confess that I haven’t used a

By Everett Potter I first met Adam Rapp in Namibia a few years ago at the Adventure Travel World Summit (ATWS). He was there to show off some rather cool shirts and pants that he called Pick-Pocket Proof, designed after a year of vagabonding around the world. His company is