Category: Gear Reviews

down wash direct

Nikwax Down Wash Direct

Nikwax has had a Down Wash for years. It was a safe, effective way to clean your down jackets and sleeping bags. Recently though, the down industry has changed. Now many down products come...

thule capstone 40

Review: Thule Capstone 40L Pack

Product: Thule Capstone 40L Pack Best uses: Day hikes where a lot of gear or layers are required Weekend backpacking What I used it for: Camping out in Vermont for a weekend while taking...

NF PreCip

Marmot PreCip Jacket

Product: Marmot PreCip Jacket Best uses: Staying dry and blocking wind Why I like it: Great value! You can stay dry without having to break the budget To me, having a good rain jacket...

secret sleuth

Smartwool Secret Sleuth No Show Socks

Name & Store: Shelley Stevens – Trailblazer New Haven Name of product tested: Smartwool Secret Sleuth No Show Sock What you use the product for: Every day life! Favorite aspect of this product: My...

chromapop

Smith Optics ChromaPop Lenses

Best uses: Just about anything outside during the day What I’ve used them for: Kayaking in Michigan Paddle boarding in Connecticut Hiking in New Hampshire and New York Cycling in Connecticut Favorite aspect of...

Torrentshell

Patagonia Torrentshell Jacket

By Katie Shelden – Denali Wakefield Product Patagonia Torrentshell Jacket Best use for product I use this jacket as my 3 season rain jacket, as a light layer for cooler Spring and Fall days,...

TNF ultra cardiac

The North Face Ultra Cardiac Running Shoe

Product: The North Face Ultra Cardiac Running Shoe Featured in Outside Magazine’s Summer Buyer’s Guide Best uses: Mixed running on road and trails What I have used it for: The Endurance Society Infinitus 8k...