Cotopaxi Taboche 55L Backpack

I put the Cotopaxi Taboche pack to the test during a training hike and a 2-day 45lb technical ascent of Mt. Hood via the Sunshine Route. This 55L pack weighs 4lb 17oz and offers a comfortable cushioned frame, stylish colors and thoughtful interior and exterior storage for multi-day backpacking trips. There’s only one thing it’s missing!

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Warm Noodles & Good Vibes - Biolite Campstove

If you’ve ever chased Steelhead you’re part of a select group of humans that find enjoyment in torture. The last trip was no exception, but this time I had some new gear to try out on the bank. Biolite was kind enough to send me their new Campstove for testing and review.

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Eddie Sanchez
Patagonia Women's Nano Puff Jacket

The Patagonia Nano Puff ($199) is a lightweight, compressible, water-resistant, windproof jacket that will keep you warm whether rock climbing, hiking, or running errands around town.

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