Gear Reviews


Gear Reveiw: MSR SURELOCK™ UL-3 Poles

Date: 26 Nov, 2012  No Comments  Joshua Oakley

1. What is it?  MSR SURELOCK UL-3.  Ultralight 3-Section Multi-Use Poles.  Retail for $109.95.  http://cascadedesigns.com/msr/surelock-poles/poles/surelock-ul3/product 2. Who is it for?  Outdoor enthusiast looking for a multi-season trekking pole. The poles come with interchangeable, screw on/off ground guards made for dirt/rock as well as snow. 3. Pros:  The poles used a push button release system for


Gear Review: Julbo Tensing Sunglasses

Date: 26 Nov, 2012  No Comments  Joshua Oakley

1.  What is it? Julbo Tensing performance eyewear. The color is Green/Gray. The lenses are Spectron 4/Cat. 4. These glasses are from Julbo’s mountain collection and retail for $50. 2. Who are these glasses for? The Julbo Tensing is for the mountain traveler and mountaineer looking for premium high altitude protection at an economical price.


Gear Review: Marmot Silverton Jacket

Date: 04 Jun, 2012  No Comments  Joshua Oakley

 1. What is It? The Marmot Silverton Jacket. The color is Fern/Wintergreen. The jacket retails for $495. It is a hard shell built to withstand big mountain weather without the weight and bulk of most Jacket’s in this category. http://marmot.com/products/silverton_jacket 2. Who is this Jacket for? The Marmot Silverton Jacket is for the back country skier and snowshoer who wants a


Gear Reviews by Veterans Who Know Gear

Date: 04 Jun, 2012  No Comments  Joshua Oakley

Gear reviews will be written by military veterans who have been using and testing gear as they train with VetEx for upcoming expeditions, races, and events. The criteria for the reviews has been created with knowledge and experience of both military deployments and wilderness guiding. We bring a very practical approach to our reviews. Please note that