Archives for February 2015

Heimplanet’s “The Cave” is Unlike Any Tent You’ve Ever Seen

Backpackers are always searching for ways to make their loads as light as possible while out on the trails, and retailers are always trying to come up with new ideas that make ultralight backpacking a lighter endeavor than ever. The latest innovation in the world of ultralight backpacking and camping is the Heimplanet “The Cave” Tent, […]

The 5 Best Ultralight Jackets for this Spring

Spring’s Best Lightweight Jacket Options Spring is almost upon us, and it brings with it some of the most interesting and variable weather of the year in most locations. As the saying goes, “April showers bring May flowers,” and in many states, the spring means lots of rain, which can be a real drag when […]

The Future of West Glacier Village

If you haven’t heard yet, there could be big changes in store for Glacier National Park’s iconic West Glacier Village – the little town that is situated around the west entrance to the national park. Last year, the Lundgren family, who had owned much of the land and businesses surrounding Glacier National Park to the west, […]

Eagle Creek EC Lync System is the Ideal Lightweight Luggage Option

In the world of backpacks and bags, there are many different routes you can go. You can get a bag exclusively for backpacking, and you can get a backpack exclusively for day to day life. And then you can get another bag exclusively for travel. However, if you like to go out-of-state for some of your […]

5 Best Camping Hammocks

The Best Camping Hammocks Hammocks have become increasingly popular amongst outdoor enthusiasts, as during the warmer months of the year, a quality hammock can provide a camper with a much more relaxing, comfortable night’s sleep than sleeping in a tent on the cold, hard ground. If you’re looking to sleep under the stars, between the […]

Listen to Your Heart with Jabra Sport Pulse Wireless Earbuds

Many outdoor enthusiasts like to bring some music along during their journeys. Many outdoor enthusiasts like to keep notes on important biometric statistics like their heart rate and VO2 max. But very, very few people own a piece of technology that can do all of these things. Now you can. The Jabra Sport Pulse Wireless Earbuds are […]

Astronomy Program to Return to Glacier National Park this Summer

Good news for fans of all things celestial – Glacier National Park will be renewing its astronomy program for the upcoming summer, starting in July. The park will be offering both nighttime celestial viewing, and daytime solar viewing, giving visitors an opportunity to keep an eye on the skies above Glacier National Park all summer […]

5 Best Backpacking Flashlights

One of the essentials that you should always have on a backpacking trip is a quality flashlight. If, god forbid, something goes wrong in the backcountry, a flashlight can literally be a lifesaving item. Even if you don’t find yourself in a dire, life-and-death situation (and hopefully you never do), a good flashlight is a […]

Sierra Designs Tensegrity 1 Elite – The Ultimate Lightweight Backpacking Tent

I’ve been writing a lot about backpacking tents lately, and while I’ve already covered some of the more affordable options out there, sometimes a product comes along that simply justifies a higher cost because of its quality. The Sierra Designs Tensegrity 1 Elite is one such product. This tent is a legitimate game-changer in the world […]

Best REI Backpacking Tents

REI is one of the premier outdoor manufacturers on the planet, and make most of their products specifically for backpackers and campers. The company’s quality products are also usually much more affordable than some of the fancy, name-brand competitors. REI sells many other brands in their inventory, but they also produce their own products, which are […]