Grayl Ultralight Water Filter Review

April 1st, 2018|

Staying hydrated while traveling, especially in countries where tap water isn’t safe to drink, doesn’t need to be difficult. There are plenty of solutions, from SteriPEN to pristine water tablets, but the Grayl Ultralight Water Filter might be the easiest to use. It works just like a french-press coffee maker:

  1. Remove the lid and […]

Field Test: Eddie Bauer Evertherm Down Jacket

November 25th, 2017|

In September, I received two Eddie Bauer EverTherm Down Jackets to photograph and field test during a roller-coaster autumn. From fluctuating autumn temperatures and the year’s first snow fall in the Rockies to bone-chilling arctic winds in Iceland, I never left home without it. After nearly 60 days with the Jacket, I feel like […]

First Impressions: LowePro Pro Trekker 450AW

November 24th, 2014|

I've had the LowePro Pro Trekker 450AW for two weeks, including my trip around Iceland, so I am ready to share my first impressions of my latest camera bag.

Reviews: OR Aurora Bivy from Altitude-sports

July 24th, 2014|

I received a brand new OR Aurora Bivy from about two months ago and I'm finally ready to share a full review.

First Impressions: Outdoor Research Aurora Bivy

June 10th, 2014|

The awesome folks at sent me a brand new Outdoor Research Aurora Bivy to use, abuse, and review! These are my first impressions.

Review: Essential Gear for Adventure Cycle Touring by Tom Allen

May 2nd, 2014|

Tom Allen, of Tom's Bike Trip, just released an eBook titled Essential Gear for Adventure Cycle Touring. I received a copy for review and I recommend it!

TDR: My Shopping List

April 10th, 2014|

While I'm already pushing towards the budget I had set aside for this ride, I know I still have quite the TDR shopping list to help increase my odds at success.

TDR: Surly Krampus

March 24th, 2014|

Instead of riding my Long Haul Trucker, I'll be riding a 29+ Surly Krampus during the 2014 Tour Divide Ride. So far, these big tires ride like a dream.