Gear

By Everett Potter What is the most iconic travel trailer in America? An Airstream, of course, those silver bullet-shaped aluminum trailers that have been a familiar presence on American highways since the 1930’s. Designer Wally Byam created these classic trailers in various models. By the 1950’s, he was leading caravans

      By Everett Potter Gearing up for a spring trip? Here are three jackets that will do you right if you’re headed to Vancouver, Berlin or even Chicago in the coming months. Places where things can get wet, windy and unexpectedly wild, weather-wise. Tekkima Mobilizer Hooded Shell Tekkima

  Story & photo by Neil Wolkodoff, shot with a Panasonic DMC G85 I will admit to not being very good with cameras. As I write travel stories and pieces on gear, my wordsmithery has far outweighed my poor imitation of Ansel Adams. At least it did until now. Thanks

By Everett Potter Of the all displays at the recent New York Times Travel Show, a sensory assault of colorful destination booths, swarming crowds and chatter, one of them really caught my attention. In a far corner, away from the action, was the most beautiful travel trailer I had ever seen. The

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