Mountain Hardwear Epic Glove Review


Mountain Hardwear Men's Epic Glove

Since the original review, I’ve gone to New York for a winter holiday and spent 3 days in the Sierra Nevadas in below freezing weather.

Final verdict? pretty darn impressive. Continue reading

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Equinox Nylon Poncho w/ Extension Review


Equinox Nylon Poncho

Edit: despite adding more than two years and 25+ camping trips since this post was last updated, this poncho remains my main and most important piece of multi-use rain gear/tarp. This past August while hiking alone in the Emigrant wilderness, this became essential over my hard shell to keep my pack dry front and rear. Especially the space between my pack and my back, this poncho kept everything dry. And once at the camp site, acted as a tarp to keep my tent setup process dry as well, a common problem when setting up most tents. Continue reading

Sierra Designs Cyclone Full Zip Pant Review


Sierra Designs Mens Cyclone Eco Full Zip Pant

If you’re on a hike, and it starts raining, the last thing you want to do is spend the time to find a place to sit, undo your hiking boots, put on a second layer waterproof pant, and get your hiking boots back on.

Given that, I was looking for a second layer water proof pant that was able to zip fully, so I can get into and out of them without taking my hiking boots off. Continue reading