F-stop Gear is a camera bag company that has been around since 2005. Initially, the company’s goal was to combine camera bags and performance backpacks into one, creating a bag to fill this void in the market at the time. Fast-forward 15 years and in the photography community they are a brand synonymous with quality
We take a look at a new addition the ULA Equipment’s Every Day Carry line, the Packrat.
Jeff takes the Hill People Gear Junction from the trails to the slopes.
It’s not often that we review a brand that markets to the canine demographic, but for co-founders Raj Rihal and Gio Guidetti, the human and the dog are an inseparable duo. According to Rihal, “…we noticed the only times we weren’t behind the screen, was when we took our dogs out. Pups forced us to
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,
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
Granite Gear are something of a force in the American outdoor market. Not as ubiquitous as Osprey or as intensely followed as Mystery Ranch, but gently getting on with their own thing: making strong, lightweight packs for long distance hikes for over 30 years. Their Crown2 is a ‘thru-hike’ staple, for backpackers spending weeks or
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
Khard 30, Assault Pack 30, Big ‘Ol Kitchen Sink. Call it what you want but the 30 liter pack from Arc’teryx is one of those standard bags to which many others are often compared, so when I got the chance to add a lightly used and pre-loved wolf grey version to my closet, I jumped
Brand Introduction Mention the name Triple Aught Design and very few people in the EDC or backpack community won’t know who you’re talking about. Founded by Patrick Ma (now of Prometheus Design Werx) the brand originally centered around military inspired clothing and backpacks, with the epicenter of their pack range being the tactical Fastpack line.