Gear Review: Altra Superior 4.0 Trail Shoe

Altra has updated the popular Superior to version 4.0 for 2019. The Superior 4.0 comes in with a brand new and super comfortable upper, a 19mm 0-drop midsole, and a versatile and sticky multi-use outsole. Over the past few years, Altra has become well known for their zero drop shoes with wide toe boxes that … Read more

Gregory Jade 33 Backpack Review

The Gregory Jade 33 is a ventilated women’s backpack with an adjustable length frame that has enough volume for lengthy day hikes.  It has a women’s specific hip belt and shoulder harness.  It weighs 43 oz and has comfort features common to larger packs. Specs at a Glance Volume: 33L Weight: 43 oz (rain cover … Read more

Testing water filters for hikers

Misleading and unsubstantiated claims are a problem in the increasingly confusing assortment of options for filtering water. Here’s the most comprehensive evaluation I’ve ever seen. See how your product rates. Survival & Backpacking Water Filter Tests LifeStraw Mission and MUV Survivalist look to be the units that best suit my needs. They are both about … Read more

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