Tent, Backpack, and Sleep System Reviews

Gear Review: Osprey Talon 22L Day Hiking Backpack

Gear Review: Osprey Talon 22L Day Hiking Backpack

The Osprey Talon 22L is a lightweight and fully featured backpack that’s perfect for peak bagging, quick hikes, and long days on the trail. The Talon 22L provides an impressive blend of comfort and features for a sub 2lbs day pack. The Osprey Talon 22L has been my pack of choice for the past six months, and I will share my experience with it in this review.

Gear Review: Tarptent Cloudburst 3

Gear Review: Tarptent Cloudburst 3

The Tarptent Cloudburst 3 is a lightweight 3-person tent that’s perfect for those wanting a lightweight and comfortable backpacking and camping tent. I’ve been using this tent as my primary family camping shelter for more than a year now and will share my experience in this review. 

Gear Review: Arc'teryx Brize 25 Hiking Backpack

Gear Review: Arc’teryx Brize 25 Hiking Backpack

The Arc’Teryx Brize 25 is a comfortable day hiking backpack that is built to last a lifetime. The Brize 25 has a 25L main compartment, two side pockets, and an internal storage pocket. I’ve been using the Brize 25 as my sole hiking, travel, and photography backpack over the past few months and will share my impressions in this review.

Gear Review: Osprey Levity 45L Backpack

Gear Review: Osprey Levity 45L Backpack

The Levity 45L is a superlight backpacking and hiking backpack made by Osprey. My size medium comes in at a svelte 1lb 12oz (.8kg), and is really comfortable despite its minimal design. I’ve worn the Levity 45L for the 150-miles Camino Portuguese, and on numerous hiking and backpacking outings over the past few months and will share my experience in this review. 

Gear Review: Hyperlite Mountain Gear 2400 Southwest Backpack

Gear Review: Hyperlite Mountain Gear 2400 Southwest Backpack

The Hyperlite Mountain Gear (HMG) 2400 Southwest is an ultralight backpack that’s perfectly suited for nearly all hiking and backpacking activities. In this review, I’ll be covering the build and design of the HMG 2400 Southwest, as well as detailing my hiking and backpacking experience from six months of use. 

Gear Review: Big Agnes Copper Spur HV UL 3 Tent

Gear Review: Big Agnes Copper Spur HV UL3 Tent

The Big Agnes Copper Spur HV UL3 is a lightweight three person tent that’s perfect for camping and backpacking. With a packaged weight of 3lbs 14oz, this is one of the lightest freestanding three person tents on the market. In this review I will detail my experience with the HV UL3 alongside an overview of the tent’s specs and performance.

Gear Review Ultimate Direction Fastpack 35 and 45 Backpacking Hiking

Gear Review: Ultimate Direction Fastpack 35 and 45

A few years ago, Ultimate Direction changed that by combining running vest comfort with backpacking capacity for their Fastpack 20 and 30. Ultimate Direction is best know for their running vests and hydration products that are used by some of the world’s elite ultra runners.  This year, Ultimate Direction has released a revamped lineup of packs they’re calling the Trail Collection. This includes the Fastpack 15, 25, 35, and 45. For this review, I’ll be taking a look at the 35 and 45.