Tag Archives: Gear Review

First Look at My 2017 Zpacks Arc Haul Gridstop Backpack

In late 2013 I was “talked into” buying a new Zpacks Arc Blast backpack. As it turned out, that pack ended up being the best pack I have ever used. Sure, it was a 60 liter backpack, so not really a small … Continue reading

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GSMNP PHGT, Part 3: Custom GooseFeet Gear Down Anorak

… and here is my final part to my 3 part series of my GSMNP Post Hike Gear talk. As I mentioned in Part 1 & Part 2, rather than do one big post to discuss many pieces of my … Continue reading

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GSMNP PHGT, Part 1: ZPacks 20F Sleeping Bag

I am going in a bit of a different direction than I normally do with this Post Hike Gear Talk (PHGT) post. Typically I post once and discuss a number of items I carried on a given hike, however, many … Continue reading

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Custom GooseFeet Gear Down Anorak First Impressions

Over the last few years I have purchased a few items from Ben Smith at GooseFeet Gear, namely my down socks, my pillow set-up, and my (custom-sized) down pants. When first unboxing these items, I immediately loved them, but where … Continue reading

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Quick Look @ the MLD Light Snow Gaiters

A couple of weeks ago I decided to pick up a pair of the Mountain Laurel Designs (MLD) Light Snow Gaiters. I figured that (for me) these would be a good addition to my ZPacks rain kilt for covering my … Continue reading

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2014 Montbell Down Hugger 800 #3 Sleeping Bag Review

Since getting my Montbell Down Hugger 800 #3 sleeping bag last year for my birthday, I have now used the bag about 12 nights total: At home I have used the bag 4 nights: 3 outside in a tent, and … Continue reading

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