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Field Tested: Trio of 3 Person Tents

Field Tested: Three-Person tents for backcountry paddling

Testing out a trio of three-person backcountry tents on shoulder-season sea kayak and canoe trips: the Sierra Designs Flash 3, Hilleberg Anjan 3, and Big Agnes Happy Hooligan.

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[...]

Dutch Oven Cooking 101

Dutch Oven Cooking 101

An overview of this versatile backcountry cookware with proven Dutch oven recipes.

Summer Kickoff Gear Bag

Summer Kickoff Gear Bag

Colorado-based Voormi is rapidly evolving from a craft start-up to a major player in outdoor apparel because of pieces like the Confluence ($249), which cleverly blends the insulating properties of me[...]

Field Tested: Pyranha Machno

Field Tested: Pyranha Machno

Falling hard for the new creekboat in town, our hard-to-please kayak tester puts the Pyranha Machno through its paces on the Seattle area's best whitewater.

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 [...]

Field Tested: Waka Gangsta Creekboat

Field Tested: Waka Gangsta Creekboat

By David Spiegel and Eli Spiegel Waka Kayaks sprang into the U.S. when Evan Garcia began importing the wildly popular Tuna and Tutea creekboats from Europe to White Salmon, Wash., a few years ago. The[...]

Tripping Out: 5 Do-It-All 17-foot Canoes Reviewed

Tripping Out: 5 Do-It-All 17-foot Canoes Reviewed

Review by Darren Bush Photos by Aaron Black-Schmidt It’s a little embarrassing to admit this, but I own a baker’s dozen of canoes. That number fluctuates up and down a little, as I will not own a [...]

Field Tested: CampMaid’s 6-piece Dutch Oven and Outdoor Cookout Grill Set

Field Tested: CampMaid’s 6-piece Dutch Oven and Outdoor Cookout Grill Set

A few months later, we’re happy to report that the claims are true. CampMaid has created a product so versatile it could rightly be called the Dutch Army oven.

Don’t Blow a Gasket

Don't Blow a Drysuit Gasket

Neck, wrist and ankle gaskets are a drysuit’s weakest links. Fortunately, they’re easy to replace at home. Here’s what you’ll need.

Field Tested: Nikon Monarch 7 8 x 30 Binoculars

Field Tested: Nikon Monarch 7 8 x 30 Binoculars

Powerful yet compact, the Nikon Monarch 7 8 x 30 binoculars are impressive for their size.

Field Tested: Maven B3 8 x 30 Binoculars

Field Tested: Maven B3 8 x 30 Binoculars

For those with a bigger budget, the Maven B3 8 x 30 binoculars are exceptional