Gear Review: The Xero Scrambler Mid is an Ultralight Hiking Shoe for Spring

Xero Scrambler Mid

Now that spring is officially in the air, I’m sure more than a few of you are itching to get back out on the trail. To help you do that, Xero Shoes is launching a whole new line of footwear designed to support an active lifestyle. One of the flagship models coming to the line-up is the new Scrambler Mid, an ultra-lightweight hiking boot that is both stylish and comfortable. But for some, it just might be too lightweight.

Gear Review: Yeti Roadie 48 Wheeled Cooler

Yeti Roadie 48

If you know anything about the premium cooler market, you probably already know that Yeti has been the leader in that category for quite a while now. Sure, the Austin-based company has seen some compelling rivals arrive on the scene in recent years, but it remains the most recognizable brand in the space. Some of … Read more

Kristin Harila Continues Pursuit of 8000-Meter Speed Record

kristin harold

A few weeks back, we told you about Norweigan climber Kristin Harila and her attempt to break Nims Purja’s speed record for climbing all 14 8000-meter peaks. At the time, Harila was coming off of a very successful spring climbing season in Nepal, during which she summited six of the world’s highest mountains in just … Read more

Two Expeditions are Attempting the Northwest Passage This Summer

northwest passage

For centuries, the Northwest Passage remained a mythical connection between the North Atlantic and the Pacific Ocean. For years explorers searched for this sailing route, with most of those attempts ending in failure and disaster. But thanks to longer and warmer summers, the Northwest Passage has become a reality in recent years, inviting a new … Read more

Climate Change is Disrupting Climbing in the Alps

climbing in the alps

It has been a long, hot summer in many parts of the world, including Europe. Numerous countries have seen record-breaking temperatures, with the mercury routinely climbing above 40ºC in places that have never experienced that level of heat before. This has caused numerous disruptions to life across the continent, forcing Europeans to seek refuge from … Read more

It Has Been a Record-Setting Summer on K2


While the spring belongs to Everest, the summer is all about K2. The world’s second highest peak always takes center stage in July and August and this year has been no different. But it has been a record-setting climbing season on this formidable mountain, which seems to be going through a significant transformation. The Savage … Read more

Gear Review: BioLite BaseCharge 1500 Portable Power Station

BioLite BaseCharge

BioLite is one of our favorite outdoor brands here at The Adventure Blog. Over the years, the company has given us some great products, including a camp lantern, fire pit, USB battery pack, and our favorite headlamp ever. We also happen to like portable power stations around here, having tested and reviewed a number of … Read more