Gear Box: Cushe Surf Slipper Chuka

Cushe Surf Slipper Chuka

A comfy pair of shoes is one of the great joys in life. When you find a pair you really like, you tend to hang on to them – sometimes for far too long. That will likely be the case if you ever put a pair of Surf Slipper Chukas, from Cushe, on your feet. … Read more

Gear Box: Bogs Jamison Boots

Bogs Jamison Boots

I’ve said it before, and I’ll say it again. One of the most important aspects of any outdoor activity is keeping our feet comfortable and happy. The shoes we put on our feet can definitely make or break our adventures, which is why selecting the right pair of hiking boots is such an important and … Read more

Gear Box: Primus Eta Solo Stove

Primus Eta Solo Stove

The trend in lighter, more efficient, backpacking and camping gear has paid dividends in all kinds of different equipment over the past few years. Everything from tents and backpacks to sleeping bags and hiking boots have shed excess kilos while improving performance and durability. This same formula has also been applied to camp stoves, which … Read more

Gear Box: Mountain Hardwear Jovian Jacket

Mountain Hardwear Jovian Jacket

efore I start my review of the Mountain Hardwear Jovian Jacket, I have a disclaimer that I must get out. I’m a big fan of Mountain Hardwear gear. I mean a BIG fan. I have several pieces of their gear in my closet, and it has always performed above and beyond my expectations when I’ve needed it most. I’ve … Read more

Gear Box: AS-1 Backpack

AS-1 Backpack

When you want to build a house, you hire an architect. When you want to design an airplane, you get an aeronautical engineer. It only makes sense that if  you want the best backpack possible for adventure racing, you go to the best adventure racer ever. With three Eco-Challenge wins, five Primal Quest titles, and … Read more

Gear Box: Eureka Apex 2XT Tent

Eureka Apex 2XT Tent

Living in Texas, where we’ve already had more than a dozen days of triple-digit heat y this year, we’re always looking for gear that performs well in warmer temperatures. After all, it isn’t much fun to be uncomfortable in extremely hot and dry weather. In fact, while most of the U.S. is just getting their … Read more

Gear Box: Black Diamond Icon Headlamp

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I have a confession to make. I have a really bad habit when I travel. One that I am reluctant to share. It seems, almost without fail, I always end up leaving a piece of gear behind at the places I visit, and invariably, it tends to be my headlamp. Don’t ask me why, it … Read more