Author: Brandon Vulaj

Hill People Gear Tarahumara: Review

Founded in 2010, Hill People Gear has become a household name when it comes to back country gear. Founders (and brothers) Evan and Scot Hill bring decades of experience in everything from forestry and fire fighting to wilderness training and, of course, sewing. They’re supported by a team of specialists like Kevin McDowell, operations manager,

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Superior Wilderness Designs: Q&A

Ultralight hiking packs are seemingly everywhere nowadays, and that would have never been the case if it weren’t for the dedicated thru-hikers dissatisfied with off the shelve offerings. Brandon McIntyre and Ashley Thick were two of those people, and that led to them starting Superior Wilderness Designs. Everything that comes out of SWD’s Michigan based

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Aer Day & City Slings: Review

Aer, out of San Francisco, has been one of the hottest bag makers in the industry for a good minute. With slick styling, quality materials, and carefully considered designs, Aer bags find themselves at home from the tarmac and the office to the gym and the streets. Slings are the current big trend in carry,

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High Above Lookout: Review

High Above is the brainchild of JC Canfield, who got his chops under Dana Gleason at Mystery Ranch before deciding hip (fanny) packs needed a serious come back. Based in Bellingham, WA, High Above has created everything from backpacks, to hip packs, to a sweaty-gear focused duffel successfully funded through Kickstarter. I would say that

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Drop x Dan Durston 40L: Review

Drop, formerly MassDrop, has catered to the ultralight crowd for a while now, dedicating one of their communities to it. From time to time, Drop also releases collaborations with manufacturers, including everything from a run of the Granite Gear Crown X60, to Kylmit sleeping pads, and custom mechanical keyboards. These runs are usually tweaked versions

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Tom Bihn Guide’s Pack: Review

Editor’s Note: The original review was of the Pre-2019 Guide’s Pack, but has since been updated for the 2019 version which fixes some of the original issues we had with the pack. Tom Bihn is one of the most iconic backpack brands in the world. For everything from business travel to backcountry treks, Tom Bihn

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Bellroy x MAAP Shift: Review

Bellroy x Maap Shift backpack review

Known first and foremost for their game changing slim wallets, Bellroy is synonymous with slick and stylish carry goods. Based out of Melbourne, Australia, Bellroy now brings even more to the table, with everything from backpacks to innovative phone cases. We also owe thanks to Bellroy for funding the fantastic content creators at Carryology, which

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