Category: Gear Review

Review – Ninox FlatLay Hammock

My experience with the Ninox began by backing the project on Kickstarter. I don’t often jump on new hammock projects as there are a lot of copy-cat designs out there. Admittedly, I was wrapped up in the Ninox hype, thinking that maybe Sierra Madre Research had come up with something truly unique. In the end,…
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Review – Kühl Resistor Rock Pant – Go anywhere in style

Kühl Resistor Rock Pant I’ll be honest—I picked up these pants on a whim; an unsolicited offer from a gear outreach company. I’d heard of Kühl’s good reputation so I accepted the opportunity. Overall, I have LOVED these pants. I have had my favorites over the years, but let me explain a few features that…
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Review – Fenix PD35 TAC Flashlight – Is it bright enough?

Fenix PD35 Tactical Edition I reviewed the Fenix PD32 a while back and was impressed with the high-intensity, long-lasting, ultra-durable light. I recently had the opportunity to test its big brother: the PD35 TAC — tactical edition. In a nutshell, it’s a little bit bright (1,000 vs 900 lumen), a little bit longer (137 vs…
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What’s this? Unboxing the SMR Ninox Hammock

First look It’s hard to find something more thrilling than a mysterious package on your doorstep. It’s the promise of some new gear to explore, some new adventure to take. In this case, a new hammock that I backed on Kickstarter many months ago. I had nearly forgotten about it since the production time on…
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DIY Hammock Pillow Instructions

Making your own hammock pillow is easy. It can also be used as a multi-use stuff sack, pillow cover, or other uses.

First Look: KAMMOK Mantis UL All-in-one Hammock

KAMMOK sent me a surprise package this weekend and I did a quick reveal video to show my hands-on look at their new hammock: the Mantis and Mantis UL. This effectively puts KAMMOK squarely into the all-in-one hammock camping category with a very competitive product.

Review – Gear Hackers Evolution Insulated Hammock

Have you ever considered an insulated hammock? The Evolution Insulated hammock is stuffed top and bottom with premium 850+ down and my kids swear by it.

Review – Simply Light Designs Sunset Saddle Bags for Hammocks

Sunset Saddle Bags by Simply Light Designs are a perfectly matched accessory for hammocks. The peak storage easily clips to any hammock and provides several extra liters of storage space.