Gear Reviews

socks, sock, fleece, Bozeman
Chris McCarthy
I spend a lot of time on trails, mostly running or hiking. Read more >>
Sassa GTX Women's Mid Lowa, Sassa, Lowa, women's boot
Brandy Burke
For women with ankle instability, the Lowa Sassa GTX Mid trekking boot is what you need. Read more >>
chest pack, fishing chest rig, Outside Bozeman
Mike England
Once an essential apparatus, the fly-fishing vest no longer holds hegemony, thanks in large part to innovations like the FHF Gear Fishing Chest Rig. Read more >>
Motorola, two-way radio, walky-talky, walkie-talkie, Outside Bozeman
Mike England
Contrary to popular belief, your beloved smartphone is not a panacea—whip it out while deep in a side-canyon up Hyalite, for e Read more >>
LOWA, climbing shoe
Brandy Burke
I reached a whole new level with the Sparrow climbing shoe from Lowa—the several weeks I spent bouldering in them at Read more >>
Brooks, trail running, outside Bozeman
Chris McCarthy
The new Caldera from Brooks features BioMoGo DNA midsole cushioning that's plush on the trail but firm and responsive in changing conditions. Because of the extra cushion, this shoe doesn’t have a rock plate, but so far I’ve had no issues on jagged, rocky terrain. Read more >>
RockyMounts, Outside Bozeman, bike rack, bike mount
David Tucker
In Bozeman, it’s an unfortunate reality that to ride mountain trails, you’re going to have to haul some bikes. Luckily, there’s the Splitrail from RockyMounts. Read more >>
Leatherman Signal
David Tucker
If you could get 20 tools for $100, you’d do it, right? Read more >>
Therm-a-rest NeoAir All Season SV
David Howlett
After two seasons of heavy abuse and several patch jobs, it was time for a new air mattress. I opted for the four-season, rugged, go-anywhere NeoAir All Season SV from Therm-A-Rest. Read more >>
Toad & Co. Chaka Skirt
Angie Mangels
Despite being a tomboy, I find myself drawn to wearing skirts, mostly because they’re versatile, comfortable, easy to dress up or down, and look better than just wearing tights. The Chaka by Toad & Co. fits the bill perfectly for ready-to-go-anywhere attire. Read more >>
SealLine Bulkhead
David Howlett
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Purps Hydro & Fuel
Mike England
If it ain’t broke, don’t fix it—this maxim is why I’ve never drunk vitamin water. Pop a pill, down it with a glass of agua—is that so hard? It’s certainly cheaper, healthier, and less wasteful. Read more >>
Feedback Sports Pro-Elite
David Tucker
Unless this was the winter you decided to fat-bike more, it’s probably been a few months since you took your steed for a gallop. Do yourself a favor: before returning to the trail, give ‘er a tune up. Read more >>
Pearl Izumi Select Escape
David Tucker
A lightweight shell is a staple and especially useful in spring. Whether you’re running, biking, hiking, or fishing, having a water-repellent windproof layer will keep you comfortable and safe when the weather turns. Read more >>
Dakine Beretta Jacket
Mio Alt
Charging burly lines demands burly apparel, and the Berreta line from Dakine offers just that. Read more >>
Smith I/O Goggle Women's
Mio Alt
ChromaPop, meet the I/O. Read more >>
Ruffwear Singletrak Pack
McCarthy, Chris
I’m in the mountains a lot, running a trail, bagging a peak, or shooting a grouse. Typically, my dog Seamus is with me, but rarely by my side. His off-trail adventures generally leave him thirsty and me short of water—but not anymore. Read more >>
Salomon Qst Pro 120
Chris McCarthy
As much as I picture myself a hardcore skier—the kind that searches for powder stashes well beyond ski-area boundaries—I know that I’m not there yet. I can handle myself in most situations, but when it comes to going out of bounds, I always let excuses stop me. Read more >>
Ortovox 3+ Transceiver
Pogge, Drew
Digital three-antenna beacons with marking functions are the baseline standard in transceiver tech—and the Read more >>
Toad & Co., Boxcan Shirt
Angie Mangels
Boxcan Sherpa Overshirt Read more >>
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