Timberlands are one of the most iconic work boots on the market. They’re known for their signature yellow work boot that’s been around since the 70s, but they wide variety of boot styles. Timberland’s have become quite popular over the years, but are Timberlands good for hiking? Some people say… Read More »Are Timberland Boots Good For Hiking?
It’s basically impossible to shop for outdoor clothing without running into the term “Moisture Wicking”. Every clothing brand has their own version of moisture-wicking fabrics, but they rarely explain the importance. What does moisture wicking mean and why is it important? Moisture wicking fabric serves two important purposes: it quickly… Read More »What Does Moisture Wicking Fabric Mean?
Every hiker that’s ever purchased rain gear has thought about ditching their rain pants. They’re great for keeping your pants dry in heavy rain, but they’re usually not worth the hassle. There’s a fine line between getting a benefit out of wearing rain pants and your legs sweating so bad… Read More »Hiking In Rain Pants: Are Hiking Rain Pants Worth It?
Does the inside of your raincoat leak? If it does, you need to take a good look at the inside to check the seams. You should either see taped seams, or glue/plastic welded seams. If the tapes ripping/flaking apart or the glued seams are tearing you’ve found the problem. Luckily… Read More »How To Seam Seal Waterproof Raincoats So They Don’t Leak
You can find pit zips in the armpits of many waterproof hard shell jackets. As the name implies, they’re usually located right inside the armpit (or close to it) to provide airflow, but do they actually work? Are pit zips worth it and when would I need them? You should… Read More »Do I Need Jacket Pit Zips? What Are Pit Zips and Are They Worth It?
Packing for your first backpacking trip can be overwhelming, but it doesn’t have to be. Picking out lightweight gear is fairly straightforward, but people carry more clothes than they actually need. Socks seem to be the biggest problem area most people have. Do you really need to carry a fresh… Read More »How Many Pairs Of Socks Should I Bring On a Backpacking Trip?
Every backpacker has thought about ditching their rain pants. It doesn’t matter what pair of rain pants I wear, my pants always get wet! I didn’t realize how much I would sweat in rain pants until I started wearing them. What’s the point of rain pants if you still get… Read More »Do You Need Rain Pants For Backpacking?