Lighten Up: The North Face HyperAir GTX Jacket

Lighten Up: The North Face HyperAir GTX Jacket

After bumbling and fumbling my way through West Clear Creek last summer, I’m now in the process of shaving weight off my pack—piece by piece. Tackling phase two of lightening my load, I took an upgrade I didn’t consider when weighing my original gear list—the...
Lighten Up: Sawyer Squeeze Water Filter

Lighten Up: Sawyer Squeeze Water Filter

After bumbling and fumbling my way through West Clear Creek last summer, I’m now in the process of shaving weight off my pack—piece by piece. In the effort of backpack weight loss, most people will start with big ticket items like a tent, sleeping bag, or...
Is the Apple Watch Finally a Legit Outdoors Smartwatch?

Is the Apple Watch Finally a Legit Outdoors Smartwatch?

America’s most popular smartwatch gets a little smarter today. The Apple Watch Series 3 hits stores and major upgrades like the built-in LTE band will probably keep it the king of digital timepieces. For the everyday user, especially one living in Apple’s...
Lighten Up: A Journey into Going Ultralight

Lighten Up: A Journey into Going Ultralight

The hike through West Clear Creek to Hanging Gardens is far from easy, but what made the trip downright difficult was the size and weight of my pack. As I trudged over slippery rocks and waded through deep waters, I never felt like I had my footing. I was constantly...