Hiker wears North Face rain jacket

Best North Face Rain Jacket

The North Face makes some of the best rain jackets for hiking and backpacking. Here I review the most popular jackets in their range.

Hiker wearing an Arc'teryx jacket

Arc’teryx vs Canada Goose 

Arc’teryx and Canada Goose are two of Canada’s most well-known (and most renowned) brands. Born in the Coast Mountains, the former brand offers technical performance and minimalist style, successfully answering the needs of both urbanites and athletes.

Hiker with a Fjallraven backpack

Fjallraven vs Canada Goose

Fjällräven and Canada Goose. Both of these brands design and manufacture premium-quality jackets, and sell them at not-so-affordable prices.

Hiker wearing a Gregory backpack

Osprey vs Gregory Backpacks

When it comes to backpacks, brands such as Gregory and Osprey have always been my favorites. I find each of these two brands to be a great choice for inexperienced and seasoned adventurers alike.

Hiker wearing a Patagonia jacket

Patagonia vs Canada Goose

On one side we have Patagonia, a brand from the U.S. that is dedicated to making high-end outdoor gear with a lower environmental cost. On the other side, we have Canada Goose, an outdoor gear brand that is worn by fashionistas on the red carpet as well as intrepid explorers on Arctic expeditions.

Canada Goose winter jackets

Canada Goose vs Moncler

Are you an outdoor enthusiast who knows a thing or two about quality jackets? If that’s the case, there’s a pretty good chance you’ve heard of either Canada Goose or Moncler, or maybe even both of them.

Columbia Omni-Heat Jacket & Apparel Line Review

When a manufacturer brands something as “revolutionary,” I always assume it’s a gimmick. But Omni-Heat is a different story. It’s been around for a decade now, and Columbia has made it a core part of its product range.

Canada Goose jackets

Canada Goose vs Nobis: Which Brand is Better?

In this article, we’ll be comparing two trending, luxurious brands – Canada Goose vs Nobis. The apparel designed and sold by these brands is all but cheap, but the quality of Nobis and Canada Goose jackets definitely justifies their price.

Patagonia

Marmot vs Patagonia – Which Brand is Better?

Who would be the winner of a battle called Marmot vs Patagonia? Our detailed comparison should help you find an answer to that question.

Man wearing North Face

Brands Similar to The North Face

These are the top brands that are similar to The North face. When it comes to outdoor clothing brands, The North Face is undoubtedly among the most famous ones. This well-known company offers a very wide range of products – from technical sportswear to casual everyday clothes.

Hiking socks

Best Waterproof Socks

Not many people would argue with the fact that your feet are the most important part of your body to take into consideration when hiking – only the best hiking socks will do. If you want the best waterproof sock I recommend SealSkinz Waterproof Trekking socks.

backpacking quilt

Best Backpacking Quilt for Camping

In this article, we give you the lowdown on the best backpacking quilts, how they differ from sleeping bags, and why they’re a great addition to any backpacking or camping trip.

Hiker wearing a fleece jacket

Best Fleece Jackets for Hiking

If you are looking for a fleece jacket, we have got you covered for all the best options on the market right now.

Hikers using sleeping pads

Best Backpacking Sleeping Pads for Camping

Sleeping pads can appear like an extra weight to carry in your backpack – but just wait until you want a good nights sleep on hard or cold ground.

Black Takeya Bottle

Takeya Originals vs Actives

There are a lot of great reusable bottle brands on today’s market, with Japanese Takeya being one of them. Takeya’s Originals and Actives ranges consist of fantastic products that sport a clean design and plenty of practical features. Here are the best water bottles from each of these two impressive lineups

Female hiker holding a stainless steel bottle

ThermoFlask vs Takeya 

In this article, I’ll be taking a closer look at the most popular reusable water bottles manufactured and sold by these two companies. ThermoFlask’s range of products isn’t as wide as that of Takeya, so I’ll be analyzing more bottles made by the latter brand.

Camino Frances

Hiking the Camino Frances Again

I first heard about the Camino de Santiago from a friend whom I went on a yearly trek with. We had climbed the peaks Mt. Chirropo in Costa Rica, went to the depths of the earth together to the bottom of the Grand Canyon and hiked the ancient Inca Trail to Machu Picchu.

Best gifts for hikers

Best Gifts For Hikers

Finding a great gift for the hiker in your life can be very hard work. We have tried here to make finding hiking gifts much easier by listing the most popular in every price range.

Hiker drinks out of a black bottle

Ozark Trail vs Yeti

When it comes to coolers, travel mugs, and insulated tumblers, Austin-based Yeti is probably the most well-known name in the game. Ozark Trail, on the …

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best hiking shoes

Best Hiking Shoes

Finding the best hiking shoes within your budget can sometimes take quite a while. However, I have hiked 1,000’s of miles and can almost tell …

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cold weather sleeping bag

Best Cold Weather Sleeping Bags for Winter Camping

If you are hiking or camping in the winter, pick the best cold weather sleeping bag will be your best investment. Zero degree cold weather sleeping bags will ensure you don’t freeze.

Arc'teryx vs Patagonia

Patagonia vs Arcteryx Jackets

Arcteryx vs Patagonia review is going to explain to you everything you need to know before purchase one of those brands. Find the winner of this review!

winter hiking jacket

Columbia vs North Face Jackets

If your search for a perfect jacket has led you to compare Columbia vs North Face, you’ve come to the right place. Both Columbia and North Face are high-quality American sportswear brands, and they make some of the best jackets on the market.

Camino Frances Route outside Pamplona

The Spiritual Aspects of the Camino de Santiago

This is a transcript of a talk I was asked to give at an information session on walking the Camino, presented in September 2016 and sponsored by the Albuquerque, New Mexico Chapter of The American Friends of the Camino.

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