Darin McQuoid

29 Articles by: Darin McQuoid
Field Tested: Nemo Hornet Elite Tent

Field Tested: Nemo Hornet Elite Tent

Nemo Hornet Elite 1p (1 lb, 13 oz., $450, nemoequipment.com) It is a matter of perspective. All tents are a compromise between weight, durability, space and dryness. From the perspective of other ultr[...]

Field Tested: Five-Ten Canyoneer

Field Tested: Five-Ten Canyoneer

Canyoneer by Five Ten. ($180) The king is dead, long live the king! Five Ten’s Canyoneer was once the whitewater shoe of choice. At the time, it was the only high top shoe with arch support and [...]

Portrait of a First Descent: South Fork Kaweah

Portrait of a First Descent: South Fork Kaweah

Searching out a High Sierra first descent in Sequoia & Kings Canyon National Parks' most obscure corner.

Field Tested: Nemo Tensor 25L Sleeping Pad

Field Tested: Nemo Tensor 25L Sleeping Pad

We’ve been on the hunt for the perfect sleeping system for a long time; as technology marches forward so does our quest for comfortable, light, warm, and durable sleeping gear. Recently, we test[...]

Field Tested: Agawa Canyon’s Boreal 21 Folding Bow Saw

Field Tested: Agawa Canyon’s Boreal 21 Folding Bow Saw

Simple yet sophisticated, Agawa Canyon’s Boreal 21 folding bow saw is the kind of equipment we love. It gets all the details right: tool-free setup, stainless hardware, compact size and lightwei[...]

Paddle the Parks: Sequoia National Park

Paddle the Parks: Sequoia National Park

Sequoia National Park is one of the oldest in the country, yet it also has the most progressive attitude toward whitewater. That's a good thing for kayakers, because SEKI (Sequoia is now merged with K[...]

Nemo Tensor 20R Sleeping Pad Review

Nemo Tensor 20R Sleeping Pad Review

($120, nemoequipment.com) It’s impossible to look at the Nemo Tensor 20R without paying homage to its inspiration, the previously reviewed Therm-A-Rest NeoAir Xlite. The two are remarkably simil[...]

Field Tested: 5 Water Filters and Purifiers Reviewed

Field Tested: 5 Water Filters and Purifiers Reviewed

Expedition kayaker Darin McQuoid analyzes five water purifiers and filters for your next paddling adventure

Field Tested: Down Jackets

Field Tested: Down Jackets

C&K contributor Darin McQuoid test four camp jackets made of the latest hydrophobic down, "the most important development in outdoor gear since Gore-Tex."

Down Jackets Review: Big Agnes Meaden

Down Jackets Review: Big Agnes Meaden

C&K contributor Darin McQuoid reviews the Big Agnes Meaden while testing four camp jackets made of the latest hydrophobic down.