Gear Reviews

Flylow Richie
David Tucker
Hoody season is my favorite season, and if you know what you’re doing, in Montana, hoody season can last all year. Read more >>
Therm-a-Rest Down Pillow Review
David Tucker
At first glance, the Down Pillow from Therm-a-Re Read more >>
Power Practical Sparkr Review
Mike England
Despite the hegemony of modern headlamps, the handheld flashlight is still going strong, and its future seems bright as ever. Read more >>
Stio Skycrest
Brian England
The STIO Skycrest Snap Shirt is a puffy-jacket-style shi Read more >>
Helly Hansen Lifa Review
David Tucker
Helly Hansen’s Lifa base-layer is a classic Read more >>
Ruffwear Overcoat Review
Bob Allen
In this crazy, mixed-up world, not all dogs are created equal. If mom and dad left the mutt a little short in the fur department, what better way to show some love to your best friend than a fitted overcoat for those frosty days? Read more >>
 Black Diamond Traverse
Mike England
They had a good run, those old Life-Link backcountry poles I picked up from the Huffine shop back in 2001. Read more >>
gear, ski goggles, Bozeman
Chris McCarthy
I’ve been extremely happy with my Native sunglasses, so I decided to try out their ski goggles. Read more >>
mountain bike, biking, bike light, gear
Mike England
As darkness comes sooner to southwest Montana, but temps remain (relatively) warm, a bike light becomes an essential item—for everything from in-town commuting to post-work Read more >>
gear, hunting, vest, Bozeman
Mike England
At first blush, blaze-orange hunting vests may seem like cotton swabs—the brand doesn’t matter, ’cause they’re all the same, right? Experienced hunters know better, and Orange Aglow clearly does, too. Read more >>
socks, sock, fleece, Bozeman
Chris McCarthy
I spend a lot of time on trails, mostly running or hiking. Read more >>
Sassa GTX Women's Mid Lowa, Sassa, Lowa, women's boot
Brandy Burke
For women with ankle instability, the Lowa Sassa GTX Mid trekking boot is what you need. Read more >>
chest pack, fishing chest rig, Outside Bozeman
Mike England
Once an essential apparatus, the fly-fishing vest no longer holds hegemony, thanks in large part to innovations like the FHF Gear Fishing Chest Rig. Read more >>
Motorola, two-way radio, walky-talky, walkie-talkie, Outside Bozeman
Mike England
Contrary to popular belief, your beloved smartphone is not a panacea—whip it out while deep in a side-canyon up Hyalite, for e Read more >>
Brooks, trail running, outside Bozeman
Chris McCarthy
The new Caldera from Brooks features BioMoGo DNA midsole cushioning that's plush on the trail but firm and responsive in changing conditions. Because of the extra cushion, this shoe doesn’t have a rock plate, but so far I’ve had no issues on jagged, rocky terrain. Read more >>
RockyMounts, Outside Bozeman, bike rack, bike mount
David Tucker
In Bozeman, it’s an unfortunate reality that to ride mountain trails, you’re going to have to haul some bikes. Luckily, there’s the Splitrail from RockyMounts. Read more >>
Leatherman Signal
David Tucker
If you could get 20 tools for $100, you’d do it, right? Read more >>
Therm-a-rest NeoAir All Season SV
David Howlett
After two seasons of heavy abuse and several patch jobs, it was time for a new air mattress. I opted for the four-season, rugged, go-anywhere NeoAir All Season SV from Therm-A-Rest. Read more >>
SealLine Bulkhead
David Howlett
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Purps Hydro & Fuel
Mike England
If it ain’t broke, don’t fix it—this maxim is why I’ve never drunk vitamin water. Pop a pill, down it with a glass of agua—is that so hard? It’s certainly cheaper, healthier, and less wasteful. Read more >>
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