Author Archive for Ryan Malavolta

Hi-Tec Coyote WP Shoe review

The Coyote WP shoes from Hi-Tec (photo: Hi-Tec)

All too often, adventurous feet are beat up feet. The outdoors has a way of being pretty mean to your tootsies. Damned by nature to be bipeds, we humans are forced to seek shelter in the form of sturdy footwear.…

Sierra Designs Flash 2 Tent review

The Flash 2 at home in the Uinta Mountains (photo: Ryan Malavolta)

No matter where you are headed on your next backpacking trip, you’ll need some shelter. If you’re like me, then a trusty tent is the way to go. Considerations include weight, interior space, ease of setup and durability. Sierra Designs…

Sierra Designs 60/40 Mountain Parka review

The Mountain Parka has a lengthy cut for protection for snow and rain, and plenty of room for layering. (photo: Ryan Malavolta)

Vintage clothing never goes out of style, as evidenced by the hordes of hipsters rocking your grandpa’s favorite gear from the ‘50s. However, “vintage” is not usually a consideration when searching for a multi-functional piece of outerwear. If it’s classic…

2013/14 Ski Season Begins In Utah!

majestic lift line brighton opening day

The slopes are crusty, and the open lifts are few, but make no mistake about it: the 2013/14 Utah ski season is underway! Brighton Resort got things started a day earlier than originally announced when they had a two hour…