Category: Gear Reviews

iPhone 7 Review for hiking, travel, photography
Camera and Electronics Reviews

Gear Review: The iPhone 7 for Hiking and Travel

When the first iterations of the iPhone were released, the camera performance left a lot to be desired. With the latest version of the iPhone 7, there aren’t too many situations that leave me wishing I had packed my Sony a6000. I’ve had my iPhone 7 since it was released in 2016. Over the past few months, I’ve been able to test it in full and will share my experience in this review.

Gear Review: La Sportiva Akyra Hiking Running
Footwear Reviews

Gear Review: La Sportiva Akyra

The Akyra is the newest trail running shoe from La Sportiva. With a burly upper, plush 9mm drop midsole, and an aggressive and grippy outsole, there is a lot to love about the Akyra. I wrote a preview post for the Akyra after a few outings with the shoe. Now that I’ve logged a few more outings, I’ll be adding additional thoughts in this full review.

Gear Review Preview Nike Wildhorse 4 Trail Running Hiking Backpacking
Footwear Reviews

Gear Preview: Nike Wildhorse 4

If you loved the Wildhorse 3, you’re going to love the Wildhorse 4 even more. The midsole and outsole remain unchanged, with the only real updates coming to the upper. The upper updates are major though, and in my opinion, very positive. I’ll cover all this and more in the preview below.

Gear Preview: La Sportiva Akyra Shoe Review Running Hiking
Footwear Reviews

Gear Preview: La Sportiva Akyra

The Akyra blends a few elements from the Akasha and Ultra Raptor, but stands on it’s own as a unique performer in the lineup. I know this is billed as a trail running shoe, but few times have I worn a trail runner that felt this much like a designated hiking shoe. In this preview, I’m going to cover the Akyra from top to bottom, and provide my initial impressions.