Review: Nemo Tensor Ultralight
David Tucker
There’s light, there’s ultralight, and then there’s the Tensor Ultralight from NEMO. Read more >>
Review: Nemo Escape Pod
David Tucker
When you’re traveling light and fast in the backcountry, space and weight are always at a premium. Read more >>
Annie Lindersen
Whether it's post-supper chores or heeding the call of nature at 3am, frigid high-alpine air can take all the fun out of a Forest Service cabin. Read more >>
Wangmo Tenzing
Bubi’s BPA-Free Water Bottle is redefining what water bottles can do. Read more >>
Review: Helinox Chair & Table
Mike England
Ever since Helinox redefined the lightweight, collapsible camp chair, I’ve kept two of them in my car-camping kit—they're compact and comfortable, and they set up quick Read more >>
Review: Wenzel Camp Quilt
Joyce Pollastro
I took Wenzel's Camp Quilt along to a music festival this past summer and it proved a cozy solution for when t Read more >>
Review: GCI Outdoor Master Cook Station
David Tucker
Dispersed camping is the best camping, but there are drawbacks—such as the lack of a picnic table for food prep. Read more >>
Review: Thermarest NeoAir X-Lite, Backpacking Gear, Bozeman
Ian Roderer
I’ve spent hundreds of nights in the outdoors over the past 20 years. Read more >>
GCI Outdoor Wilderness Backpacker
Mike England
Relax in style anywhere with the Wilderness Backpacker from GCI Read more >>
Kammok, Roo Single, hammock
Mike England
For an impromptu nap or overnight on early-season hikes or river trips, you can’t beat the Roo Sing Read more >>
gear, light, camp light
Mike England
Silly name aside, the Luminoodle light rope by Power Practical is a smart investment in outdoor illumination—especially in the fall, when daylight recedes earlier as the season moves along. Read more >>
gear, camping, hunting
Mike England
Despite the perils of a booming economy, you gotta give it this: it drives innovation. Take the outdoor-light industry, for example, where every time you turn around, somebody has made a brighter headlamp, a better bike light, a cooler lantern. Read more >>
the editors
Summer’s not complete without at least one good camping trip—and we’re not talking backpacks and freeze-dried food. We’re talking pack-the-Pathfinder, fill-up-four-coolers, drop-a-hundo-at-the-grocery-store kinda camping. Read more >>
Outside Bozeman, Headlamp, UCO
Mike England
Think headlamp design has reached its zenith? With bike-helmet-style adjustments and a full-range brightness dial, UCO’s X-120R X-ACT Fit shines new light on what a head-mounted light can be. There are no buttons to break; the Infinite Dial turns seamlessly from 0 to 120 lumens. Read more >>
Cooking in the backcountry, camp skillet, windburner accessories
David Tucker
Cooking in the backcountry can make or break an outing. This summer, do yourself a favor and get the easy-to-use Windburner accessories from MSR. Read more >>
the editors
Minus a few extreme eventualities – snow, swarms of skeeters, a hungry griz sniffing around the tent – backcountry camping in the summer is a good time no matter what gear you've got. But a few small comforts and conveniences can go a long way. Read more >>
Nemo Nocturne 15
Chris McCarthy
I’ve never been a fan of mummy bags; I understand their usefulness when backpacking, but even then I’ve been known to take a traditional bag for comfort. NEMO must have read my mind because they’ve combined comfort and packability with their Nocturne 15. Read more >>
ExtremeStart Pine Mountain
England, Mike
Yes, we know, every Bozemaniac worth his or her salt should be able to start a fire with a match—and ladies, beware the bumbling bloke who can’t—but sometimes you want a big flame right away, so you can move on to more important things, like eating and drinking. Read more >>
Sol Escape Bivvy Review
England, Mike
When you’re deep in the backcountry chasing game, the possibility of an unexpected bivouac is ever-present. Maybe you followed a big bull all day, only to find yourself 10 miles from camp at dusk. Or maybe a lightning storm rolled in and you’ve holed up in a cave for safety. Read more >>
GSI Pinnacle Dualist
Tucker, David
Convenience is king these days, and it doesn’t get much more convenient than the Pinnacle Dualist cooking system from GSI, especially if you backpack in pairs. Read more >>
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