Big Agnes Copper Spur HV UL3
We put the Big Agnes Copper Spur HV Ultralight 3 person tent to the test in some of the toughest conditions possible - cold weather at the beach. But let's be real, the toughest part was probably just dealing with all the seagulls trying to steal our snacks. After a thorough shakedown, we give you our honest review and show you the pros and cons of this highly-rated ultralight tent.
Building a DIY Power Station
We’ve built a solar battery box. This portable generator will find a home in our Roof Top Tent Trailer to power lights and cooler fridge. We use a Solar Suitcase to keep this box charged. The battery box will be portable making it easy to use for emergencies at home. We go through a step by step build process, along with the parts and tools needed to build the battery box.
Durston X-Mid 2 Solid
We explore the pros and cons of the Durston X-mid 2 Solid trekking pole tent while on our latest backpacking trip. We discuss its ultra lightweight design, spaciousness, solid inner walls, and ventilation system. We'll also address any potential challenges with setup and limitations to consider
Enigma Apex Quilt
We put to the test the Enlightened Equipment Enigma Quilt. This synthetic 30 degree quilt is made with Climashield APEX Insulation. Weighing in at just over 23 ounces, could this be the perfect addition to our backpacking sleep system? Is the weight savings worth it and will actually keep us warm?
Jackery 240 Power Station
On our last dry camping trip we took the Jackery 240 and logged every time we used it. We compiled the data and these are the results along with a quick review of the Jackery solar generator and solar panel. We use the Jackery 60 watt solar panel and find it easily offsets our power consumption as long as we have a few hours of good sun. Its compact size make it a great little system!
Massif 4 Season Hot Tent
The NatureHike Massif 4 Person Hot Tent is a spacious and adaptable choice for year-round camping, with dimensions of 16.7 ft by 8 ft by 5.9 ft. Tailored for car camping, it boasts a weatherproof design, large doors with inner mesh, skylights, and the ability to accommodate a stove. Despite a potential water accumulation issue in the stove jack's outer flap, the tent impresses with its flexibility and versatility.
NEMO Switchback Sleeping Pad
We needed a new sleeping pad for our tent camping trip to Montana. When we found that the Therm-a-Rest Z Lite was not available we ended up purchasing the Nemo Switchback Sleeping Pad. Here is our review of how the Switchback Pad did while camping in both rocky and grassy campsites.
NEMO Tensor Extreme Conditions Ultralight Sleeping Pad
We take a first look at the new Nemo Tensor Extreme Conditions Ultralight Sleeping Pad. With testing in both warmer and colder temperatures, we see how well the Extreme Sleeping Pad works. We check out its comfort, heavy duty insulation, with an R-Value of 8.5, its durability and user friendliness while comparing it to the original Nemo Tensor.
NEMO Tensor Ultralight Insulated Sleeping Pad
We take a closer look at the NEMO Tensor Ultralight Insulated Sleeping Pad and put it to the test. We cover its features, materials, and performance, as well as demonstrating how to inflate and deflate it using a pump sack. While discussing the pros and cons of this sleeping pad and offer our honest opinion on whether it's worth the investment.
Nemo Forte 20
We take a closer look at the Nemo Forte 20 Synthetic Sleeping Bag. We review its features, with its synthetic insulation, unique "spoon" shape and ease of use of the compression sack for backpacking. We give you an honest assessment of the sleeping bag's strengths and weaknesses, so you can decide if it's the right fit for your camping needs.
Osprey Exos 58 Pack
We discovered a lightweight backpack that meets our expectations, the Osprey Exos 58. The large interior space impressed us by simplifying the packing process. The breathable suspension system and easily adjustable features ensured a comfortable fit. The Osprey Exos 58 is more than just a lightweight option, it's a well-designed and reliable pack for summer adventures.
REI Backpacking Bundle
We put the REI Co-op Backpacking Bundle through the test with an overnight trip to Mt. Hood National Forest. With a 2.5 mile hike to camp we see if this makes for a good beginner backpacking camp set. It comes with a Passage 2 Tent, Stratus Sleeping Pad, and Trailbreak Sleeping Bag.