Category: Reviews

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Spotlight: XIV Sierra

Colorado is known for many things. First and foremost, it is known for its mountains. Just think of the word ”Colorado”; what is the first thing that comes to mind? For me, it’s snow...

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Driftaway Coffee Delivery Review

Most outdoors people I know love coffee. We count on it to wake us up in the morning and to still be hot when we get back to the car after an adventure. The...

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Review: Mystic Reaper Fly Rod

“What rod should I get?” That is the age-old question for anyone either starting their pursuit of fly fishing or just looking to add to the collection. There are a plethora of options out...

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Evolv Defy climbing shoe review

The Evolv Defy is the most trusted beginner’s climbing shoe. While the La Sportiva Oxygym (view on SingleGeared) is now hot on its tail, the Defy has been the trusted beginner’s shoe for over a decade now. In...

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Gripmaster hand exerciser review

As a rock climber (or beginning rock climber), you recognize the value of having strong hands and forearms. We discussed the best hand strengtheners in another article,  so in this article we are going...

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Keen Men’s Durand Boot Review

Sometimes you live in a place where you need a good winter boot to keep your feet warm and dry, even if you’re just running errands around town. I live in Denver, Colorado and...

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Steamboat Ski Resort Review, Prices, and Hours

If you’re thinking about heading to Colorado for a ski vacation, or you live in Colorado and haven’t explored all of the resorts yet, let me encourage you to consider Steamboat as your next...

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Alone On The Wall Book Review

Over the holiday season this year I had a fair amount of time to read, and fortunately I was given a copy of Alone on the Wall in my stocking. Seeing as I was tired...

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Scarpa Instinct S Climbing Shoe Review

I’ve been climbing for about a decade now, and in that time I’ve had the fortune to wear and wear out quite a few high end climbing shoes. After starting on the Evolv Defy,...

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Best glove liners for skiing

Whether you are an extremely experienced skier or it’s your first day, you’re aware that when your fingers get cold then your comfort drops. As a kid I use to swear by polypropylene glove...

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G3 Ion 12 Binding Review

G3 says that the Ion 12 binding is: “THE MOST INTUITIVE, RELIABLE AND POWERFUL LIGHTWEIGHT TOURING BINDING. PERIOD.” After spending season 2016-2017 on them, I have to say they may be biased but they...

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Osprey Kamber 32 Backpack Review

Are you looking for a new backcountry skiing pack and are considering the Osprey Kamber pack? My wife and I took up backcountry skiing in winter 2014/2015 and for the last couple of years...

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Black Diamond Revert Ski Review

I skied the Black Diamond Revert ski (2013-2014 version) for two seasons when we lived in California. While I rented them from Sports Basement Berkeley, which is basically the coolest store ever because it’s...

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Arc’teryx Alpha AR Jacket Review

Ah the Arc’teryx Alpha AR jacket. I freaking love this jacket. If you’re looking for a classic and solid softshell that repels wind and wet weather, fits like a glove, and looks great then...