Tag: ultralight

Thermarest Stellar Blanket Review

Therm-a-Rest Stellar Blanket

Thermarest Stellar Blanket Review

No joke, when I think of perfect, outdoor puffy blankets. I think of Rumpl. I think of fog swirling in the trees. Maybe an artfully framed railroad. Beautifully draped over a beautiful person. They’ve got that image on lock. Then I think of the price of that blanket. I think about how my aesthetic is frantically digging poo holes, ripping holes in clothing, and not showering. Then I realize that maybe the Rumpl is not for me.

Thankfully Therm-a-Rest introduced their affordable line of tech blankets for 2016.

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Snow Peak Litemax Stove Review

Snow Peak Litemax Stove

Snow Peak Litemax Stove Review

Backpacking weight is a big deal to me. When you’re like a hundred pounds, every pound is a whole percentage of your body weight. Every ounce counts. If I’m going to lug around an enormous camera and tripod, I need to shave off ounces everywhere else. For a tiny backpacking stove, the Snow Peak Litemax Stove is perfect.

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Tribe Provisions Adventure Hammock Review

Tribe Provisions Adventure Hammock

Tribe Provisions Adventure Hammock Review

I’m going to let you in a little secret. Lately I’ve been pretty lazy, and I’m learning that it’s okay. It’s okay to not have an epic peak to bag. It’s okay to not put in tens of miles in one weekend. It’s okay to take it easy, find a beautiful spot and just chill.

That’s what I did for the 4th of July and when I took my brother out for his first time in the backcountry. Sometimes I need it. And on those trips, I tend to load up my pack with little luxuries like the Tribe Provisions Adventure Hammock. I mean, a couple extra ounces or even a few extra pounds doesn’t hurt for those short trips, right?

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Outdoor Research Helium Hybrid Jacket

Outdoor Research Helium Hybrid Jacket

I love the Outdoor Research Helium line. Ever since I saw the Helium II in their retail store last summer, I fell in love, oohing, ahhing and fondling the material, marveling at how light it was…

When the Helium Hybrid arrived in my #ORInsightLab package, I shouted with tons of glee, probably almost setting off car alarms around my neighborhood. I was trying to justify not purchasing another jacket since I bought my Arc’teryx Alpha SL Hybrid, and this one was finally mine.

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Tarptent Scarp 2 in Desolation Wilderness

Tarptent Scarp 2 review

The boyfriend and I just got the Tarptent Scarp 2 for our adventures. What better place to christen it than Tahoe? I’m currently in the process of trying to squeeze as much fun as possible into the last bit of warm sunshine for the year, so ended up doing a brief weekend trip to Desolation Wilderness and the Velmas.

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