Gear Reviews

Watson’s Merino Wool Baselayer review

The author sports the Watson's Merino wool long sleeve top during a chilly trip to the San Rafael Swell (Photo: Ryan Malavolta/

I’ve always thought someone should create a base layer that wicks moisture, retains heat, doesn’t stink and feels great against your skin. Turns out, nature already created it, and the base layer is Merino wool. Jared Hargrave has long extolled…

Kelty Discovery 4 Tent review

The Kelty Discover 4 tent sets up easily, has plenty of space, and won't break the bank (photo: Todd Dinsmore)

No one wants to go camping. That was my life before making the move to Utah. For starters, camping was not as readily available back east. Also, the gear which my friends and family owned was a step above pathetic.…

Clif Organic Energy Food review

Clif Organic Energy Food comes in four varieties - Banana Beet with Ginger,
Banana Mango with Coconut,
Pizza Margherita, and
Sweet Potato with Sea Salt. (Photo: Jared Hargrave -

Sick and tired of energy bars or gels while recreating? Well, so are some Team Clif Bar athletes who worked with the company to concoct new Clif Organic Energy Food. These meal pouches feature unusual flavors not usually associated with…

Filson Mackinaw Wool Vest review

The right front pocket is the perfect size to store a flask of whiskey, or maybe a watch on a chain. (Photo: Mason Diedrich)

What was once old is new again. Fashion is absolutely the one aspect in life where this is true, and outdoor apparel is no exception. Take for example, the Filson Mackinaw Wool Vest. It looks like a throwback to a…