Gear Reviews


Adidas Terrex Scope GTX — Gear Review

Date: 21 Oct, 2016  No Comments  admin

When packing for a 21 day expedition to a six thousand meter peak (Mera Peak) one of the most important gear choices is footwear. I had three options strewn about the gear room; La Sportiva Hyper mid GTX, 5.10 Guide Tennie, and the Adidas Terrex Scope GTX. Based on previous experience I’ve had with the


Hilleberg Keron tents—Gear Review

Date: 04 Mar, 2016  No Comments  admin

What is it? Hilleberg the Tentmaker Keron 3, Keron 3 GT and Keron  4. If someone were to ask me today what kind of tent I want, it wouldn’t take half a second to reply the Keron series tents from Hilleberg. After testing in the Colorado Rockies, then trusting them on Expedition to the Summit of


The Thermarest NEOAIR® XTherm™—Gear Review

Date: 22 Dec, 2015  No Comments  admin

WHAT IS IT? The Thermarest NEOAIR®  XTherm™ is a light weight 4 season air mattress. It has the greatest warmth-to-weight ratio of all air mattresses on the market. With an R-Value of 5.7 and a total weight of 15oz / 430g in the regular and 1lbs 4oz / 570g in the Long. WHO IS IT


Gear Review: Meal Kit Supply Meals Ready To Eat

Date: 15 Sep, 2015  No Comments  admin

What is it? Meal Kit Supply makes meals that are ready to eat upon opening the package. These meals are as convenient as it gets when it comes to having minimal time to prep and minimal resources available. Our “8 For 22” team used these meals on Denali during our summit push due to how


Gear Review: DeLorme InReach Explorer

Date: 05 Sep, 2015  No Comments  admin

WHAT IS IT? The only device you really need in the backcountry. A rugged handheld global satellite communicator that allows you to send and receive text messages, mark waypoints, navigate a route, track and share your journey, and in the event of an emergency, send out an SOS signal. WHO IS IT FOR? Any outdoor enthusiast –


Gear Review: Millet Everest Summit GTX Mountaineering Boots

Date: 23 Nov, 2014  No Comments  admin

  1.  What is it? The Millet Everest Summit GTX high altitude (8,000 meter) boot.  http://www.millet.fr/en/products/fall-winter-2014-2015/hardware-shoes/everest-summit-gore-tex These boots are triple boots with 3 layers of insulation for the extreme cold with an integrated over-boot that eliminates the need for wearing gaiters. This boot retails for $999.99 US dollars.


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