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One of the most common misconceptions about ultralight (UL) is that it’s expensive. But in reality, UL isn’t any more expensive than traditional backpacking gear, if you know where to look. To prove it, I set out to put together a UL loadout that is high-quality, from well recognized brands, but still comes in under $850. For everything.  Watch this video as I take you through the whole experience, or keep scrolling to read. https://youtu.be/POfHzNiWczU Okay, I’ve been working on this list for a while. As

Why am soaking my down jacket in a near freezing stream AGAIN?  Because this time I want to see if the jacket I spent $12 on can perform as well as a $270 jacket.  You may remember my post from a few weeks ago where I took this expensive jacket with specialty treated down and soaked it in near-freezing water to see if it could still keep me warm. Well, I did it again, but this time instead of relying on expensive factory-treated

If you are looking to buy a lightweight, warm, high quality backpacking quilt you are probably looking to spend $300-$400. Whether you are looking at Enlightened Equipment, Feathered Friends, UGQ, or one of the other great companies that make backpacking quilts. Your going to drop some cash.  But you don’t have to, you could get a lightweight, high quality, down quilt that competes with feathered friends and enlightened equipment, for warmth quality and weight, but only spend $189 (affiliate link). Today I’m talking

Ill let you in on a secret. I hate Black Friday. I saw a banner on Facebook the other day that put it best. My disdain for mankind outweighs my love for shopping. With that being said, internet shopping avoids all the crazy people and still allows you to grab some great deals on gear. Below are a few gear sales that caught my attention.Backcountry.com is having a Black Friday & Cyber Monday Sale - Massive Discounts up to 70%

It seems everyone is giving away a free $10 credit if you will let me refer you to their discount gear sites. first up is Sierra Trading Post who offers tons of gear at 35%-75% off. Simply sign up via this link and you will get a free $10 credit if you are a new customer. Sierra Trading Post seems like a great company. I haven't taken the time to give them a proper review

The Clymb is currently having a sale on Nemo Tents. I saw a Nemo tent in person for the first time recently in Glacier. I must admit I am impressed with the quality. Wish I had the extra money to spend on one at the Clymb today. Looks like these tents are selling for up to 60% off with a little less then two days left on the sale. If your interested you should go check it out for yourself.I

LeftLane sports is currently running a sale on Mountain Hardwear. They have some incredible deals on packs, performance outerwear, and more. Plus when you sign up following my link you will receive $10 credit toward your first purchase. Be sure and read my review on LeftLane Sports and then go save some money.Follow This Link to earn $10 credit toward your first purchase. They are also selling Golite gear at 60% off.They are also selling Golite gear at 60% off.Did

LeftLane Sports has begun a Kelty sale today with up to 55% off Kelty tents, packs, and sleeping bags. If you sign up using the link below you can earn $10 credit toward your first purchase. Be sure and read my LeftLane Sports review before buying.Earn $10 credit when you sign up using this link.Did you like this post? Please share it with your friends! Tweet

Last week as I was preparing for a ski trip in Durango, CO. I came across a great little discount site. I was trying to save some money and was searching the internet for some discount lift ticket coupons. What I found was Liftopia.com. The best way I can describe Liftopia is through comparison. I'm sure you have all heard of and even used discount hotel/flight sites like Priceline and Travelocity. Liftopia is similar to those sites in that they sell discount

I get a lot of search inquires for a review of LeftLane Sports. LeftLane Sports offers amazing sales on top brand outdoor apparel. I’m sure you have seen many of my posts promoting the sales at LeftLane. For many, the great prices on great gear seems to good to be true. As a result I took it upon myself to test out and review the purchase and return process at LeftLane to see how they do.Back around Christmas Leftlane was