If you want to get the most insulation bang (warmth) for your buck (grams) a down vest may be the answer. This article rounds up all the ultralight down vests on the market today. This article was last updated 28th January 2017.
This article rounds up all the tall-and-narrow lightweight cook pots on the market today within the 550-700ml range, i.e. those suitable for single person cooking when that person is happy with such minimal capacity.
The 6th most-read page on the site is the Jan 2014 guide to choosing an external USB battery so I thought it would be a good idea to revisit the topic in early 2015 and expand and improve everything while I was at it, enabling readers to make an even more informed choice.
On vacation in Maine recently I visited with Hyperlite Mountain Gear in person at their cool HQ and got fitted by the founders themselves with a new multi-day pack, their Windrider 3400 and even got to try it out on a hike before buying.
This is a review of all the principal gear I used on the Appalachian Trail in 2014 along with suggestions to myself for changes I might make if I restart next year.
Most people have to ‘get in shape’ to some extent before tackling the AT in order to make reasonable progress, minimize the risk of injury and enhance enjoyment of the experience. My case was complicated though because I was also rehabbing two post-surgery legs and would soon suffer a bad tear of a shoulder rotator cuff. Such specific circumstances should be kept in mind by anyone reading this with an eye on borrowing any of the routines.
Gosh, it’s hard work buying things off the internet! Or at least it’s hard if you have the temerity to be an educated buyer…
In order to give my feet, knees, hips and back some help in taking 6 million steps I recently had custom insoles made at a local outfitters.