Gear Reviews

Alite Designs Monarch Chair review

The Alite Designs Monarch Chair review on the shores of the Colorado River in Cataract Canyon.

Multi-day backpacking excursions generally require you to sacrifice comfort in return for a lighter pack. One of the first things to stay at home is the camp chair. But with the Alite Designs Monarch Chair, you don’t have to rely…

Voke energy tablet review

Voke Energy Tablets come is a small tin, which is perfect for an on-the-go, outdoor caffeine fix. (Photo: Jared Hargrave - UtahOutside.com)

Problem: you’re high on a cliff or in the mountains, and you’ve bonked. A fresh cup of coffee is miles away, and you have nothing in your pack to give you a quick caffeine fix. Solution: Voke. Voke is a…

Big Agnes Slater UL2+ Tent review

Gear review of the Big Agnes Slater UL2+ Tent, seen here along the banks of the Colorado River in Canyonlands National Park. (Photo: Jared Hargrave - UtahOutside.com)

Desert camping has been challenging for me. While I love to set out on multi-night adventures in red-rock country, I’ve always had issues with my tent. The desert is sandy and windy. Most tent have lots of mesh. Sand and…

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/Utahoutside.com)

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…