Gear Reviews

Review: Zenbivy Bed 23
David Tucker
When I opened Zenbivy’s ultralight sleep system and saw instructions for a video tutorial, I was skeptical. Why do I need instructions to sleep? Read more >>
Review: Lowa Aerox
Simon Peterson
The Aerox GTX Lo Surround is a multifunctional trail shoe that combines Gore’s Surround concept with Lowa’s direct-injection midsole ventilation channels to give the foot 360 degrees of breathability. Read more >>
Review: Gregory Swift 20 H20
Danielle McCarthy
Gregory’s Swift 20 H2O women’s daypack includes a three-liter water bladder that fits in a s Read more >>
Review: Nikon Laserforce
Brian England
Nikon’s LaserForce rangefinder binos aren’t just techie-gear masturbation. Read more >>
Review: MSR Hubba Tour
David Tucker
MSR’s Hubba Hubba is a backpacker favorite. But what if you want to go light, fast, and long without sacrificing features?  Read more >>
Review: Camp Chef Rainier
Angie Mangels
With the compact and efficient Rainier two-burner stove from Camp Chef, a hot beverage on a chilly morning i Read more >>
Review: Alpenfuel Summit Snack Box
Mike England
In this age of infinite information and unlimited choices, curation is paramount—and food is no exception. Read more >>
Review: Dakine Ranger 60L
David Tucker
Before hitting the road for a powder-chasing road-trip, grab a Ranger 60L duffle from Dakine. Read more >>
Review: Pearl Izumi Versa
Wangmo Tenzing
The Pearl iZUMi Versa Quilted Hoodie is Read more >>
Review: Petzl Bindi
David Tucker
From dawn patrol to post-work dog walks, the Bindi from Petzl hasn’t left my pocket since I got it. And why would it? Read more >>
Review: Pieps Micro
Mike England
If you’re due—or overdue—to upgrade your transceiver, check out the PIEPS Micro, a compact, easy-t Read more >>
Review: Smith Quantum
David Tucker
Two seasons ago, when skiing through some trees, I cracked my helmet colliding with an overhanging branch. I wasn’t going that fast, and its flimsiness was disconcerting. Read more >>
Review: Gregory Praxus 45L
Wangmo Tenzing
Whether you’re going home for a weekend, traveling abroad for a month, or taking a road trip across the country, you’re going to need a pack that is functional and efficient. Read more >>
Pearl iZUMi Elite WxB Pant
Wangmo Tenzing
Fall in Bozeman is unpredictable, but with Pearl iZUMi’s Elite WxB Read more >>
Review: Stio Second Light
Joyce Pollastro
After a long hike, when I reach an alpine ridge, the sweat stops and the cooling begins. Read more >>
Review: Schnee's Montana II ADV
David Tucker
One boot that does it all.  Read more >>
Review: First Lite Furnace Henley
Mike England
First Lite's Furnace Henley is a stretchy, form-fitting pullover that let Read more >>
Review: Garmin inReach Explorer+
Chris McCarthy
Being prepared in the backcountry is important, and that’s why you should make the inReach Explorer+ f Read more >>
Aku Alterra GTX, Hiking, Bozeman, Montana
Austin Jenanyan
The Alterra GTX hiking boots are durable Read more >>
Pearl Izumi X-Alp Elevate, Mountain Biking, Bozeman, Montana
David Tucker
On big backcountry rides, performance is king. Read more >>
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