Gear Reviews

Review: Smith Quantum
David Tucker
Two seasons ago, when skiing through some trees, I cracked my helmet colliding with an overhanging branch. I wasn’t going that fast, and its flimsiness was disconcerting. Read more >>
Review: Gregory Praxus 45L
Wangmo Tenzing
Whether you’re going home for a weekend, traveling abroad for a month, or taking a road trip across the country, you’re going to need a pack that is functional and efficient. Read more >>
Pearl iZUMi Elite WxB Pant
Wangmo Tenzing
Fall in Bozeman is unpredictable, but with Pearl iZUMi’s Elite WxB Read more >>
Review: Stio Second Light
Joyce Pollastro
After a long hike, when I reach an alpine ridge, the sweat stops and the cooling begins. Read more >>
Review: Schnee's Montana II ADV
David Tucker
One boot that does it all.  Read more >>
Review: First Lite Furnace Henley
Mike England
First Lite's Furnace Henley is a stretchy, form-fitting pullover that let Read more >>
Review: Garmin inReach Explorer+
Chris McCarthy
Being prepared in the backcountry is important, and that’s why you should make the inReach Explorer+ f Read more >>
Aku Alterra GTX, Hiking, Bozeman, Montana
Austin Jenanyan
The Alterra GTX hiking boots are durable Read more >>
Pearl Izumi X-Alp Elevate, Mountain Biking, Bozeman, Montana
David Tucker
On big backcountry rides, performance is king. Read more >>
Stio Pinion Pullover
Joyce Pollastro
You wake up in your tent on a damp and chilly summer morning, hesitating to unzip your sleeping bag. Read more >>
Salomon Sense Pro Max, Trail Running, Bozeman, Montana
David Tucker
I didn’t want to like Salomon’s Sense Pro Max Read more >>
Salomon Advance Skin 12 Step, Trail Running, Bozeman, Montana
Chris McCarthy
Packing enough water for a long run is tough in summer heat. Read more >>
Primus PrimeTech 1.3L
Taylor Burlage
With an integrated burner, two 1.3L pots, a lockable pot-gripper, and a lid with an integrated colander, the Read more >>
Oboz Campster, Oboz Shoes, Bozeman, Montana
Chris McCarthy
In an overcrowded sandal market, it’s good to go with a trusted name—I chose the new Camps Read more >>
Yakima, rack, Full Swing
Mike England
Load up the whole family, or any friendly foursome, and hit the trail together with Yakima’s FullSwing Read more >>
hola one one, clayton 2
David Tucker
Good running shoes offer three things: comfort, stability, and durability. Hoka One One is the king of the first two, but when it comes to the latter, they’ve come up short in the past. Read more >>
Review: Fishpond Headgate Tippet Holder
Mike England
With all the doodads and thingamajigs dangling from fly vests these days, it can be difficult to know where necessity stops and excess begins. Read more >>
Stio Sweetwater, hoodie
Joyce Pollastro
Slip on Stio’s Sweetwater fleece hoodie and it will become a quick favorite. Read more >>
hunting gear
Drew Hulse
Like many outdoor enthusiasts whose hobbies outnumber their savings, I must choose my gear wisely—new skis are purchased only at the expense of a new bike, and so on. Read more >>
Oboz Wind River III
Taylor Burlage
I've spent years trying to find the ideal boot for my hunting, backpacking, and outdoor-travel needs, but haven't quite found what I was looking for. Read more >>
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