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REI Co-op Quarter Dome SL Tent Review

(adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({}); REI recently launched the new Quarter Dome SL 2 Tent, which is almost a pound lighter than their popular Quarter Dome 2 model. The SL is a good fit for…

30 Great Deals in REI’s Anniversary Sale

(adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({}); Gear Nerds Rejoice! REI’s biggest sale of the year is upon us. Running from May 17th-27th, REI’s Anniversary Sale includes deeps discounts on some of our favorite backpacking, camping, and…

NEMO Tensor Insulated Sleeping Pad Review

We’ve thoroughly enjoyed testing NEMO’s new Tensor Insulated Sleeping Pad on recent camping and backpacking trips in the Pacific Northwest. Its main strengths are being thick, cushy, quiet, and very comfortable. We also appreciate that…

21 Tips for Backpacking on a Budget

Whether you’re just starting out or updating your old gear, backpacking can be expensive… really expensive. With all of the options out there and the technical specs to compare, it’s hard to know where to…

Therm-a-Rest Vesper Quilt Review

Therm-a-Rest’s new Vesper Quilt is one of the lightest, most packable quilts on the market. Therm-a-Rest accomplished this by using a simple, effective design with a trim cut, free of all non-essentials, and by using…

REI Co-op Magma Trail Quilt 30 Review

REI has officially entered the quilt market and their first offering is quite competitive, as we would expect. The Magma Trail Quilt 30 has an excellent warmth-to-weight ratio, packs down small, and is priced fairly…

The Ultimate Camping Checklist

Camping is a timeless way to spend a weekend or vacation communing with nature, family, and friends. It’s good for the body, mind, and spirit to mix up our routines and get outside for some…