Author: Ryan Malavolta

Helly Hansen Stockholm Boots review

Helly Hansen Stockholm Boots

A trusty pair of boots are essential for winter in the Rocky Mountains. This was a fact that I only recently accepted. Let me confess: for most of my time in Utah, I wore sneakers year-round. Wet socks, cold feet,…

MSR Windboiler Stove review

The MSR Windboiler stove system in travel mode. All the pieces conveniently store either inside, or as part of the exterior. (Photo: Ryan Malavolta/Utahoutside.com)

A hot meal in the backcountry can cure almost everything that ails you. Sore feet and cold bones melt away when you’re enjoying spoonfuls of your favorite dish. But before you dine, you must cook…and for that you’ll need a…

White Sierra Camp 4 Shorts review

WHITE SIERRA SHORTS 4

As we bid a fond farewell to this year’s extended summer season, I’m reminded of two things: it hasn’t snowed yet, and I wore shorts a lot during the past several months. Alas, there is nothing to be done about…

Therm-a-Rest Treo Chair review

The Treo Chair is barely larger than a 1 liter water bottle when in travel/storage mode. (photo: Utahoutside.com/Ryan Malavolta)

For as long as humans could stand upright, they have yearned to sit. Yes, there’s nothing quite like taking a load off after a hard day of recreating in the outdoors. Toting a comfortable seat along for your outdoor adventures…

Backpacking to Cuberant Lake

Cabernet Lake in the Uinta Mountains of Utah. Mount Marsell stands guard over the south end of the lake and provides a great alpine setting. (photo: Ryan Malavolta/Utahoutside.com)

Autumn is upon us, and backpacking trips to the Uinta Mountains may soon be in short supply. If you want to squeeze in a quick overnight trip, but don’t want to skimp on the scenery, Cuberant Lake may be just…