Colorado Trail Gear

How We Purchase Our Gear

Doing our homework when purchasing products should indeed involve a responsible and ethical formula. The question thus becomes, what is a good formula for making purchases? When it comes to hiking and backpacking gear there is no shortage of choices. Clothing, backpacks, tents, sleeping bags, quilts, pads, stoves, headlamps, trekking poles, gadgets and an endless … Continue reading How We Purchase Our Gear

Colorado Trail Complete Guide to Hiking

The Complete Colorado Trail Gear Guide

Any hike, be it a thru hike, day hike or multi-day backpacking trip requires specific gear designed for the conditions the adventurer will encounter. From the weather to the trail itself, hiking in the great outdoors tests the capabilities of the explorer mentally and physically. Choosing proper gear for the journey is paramount. Just like … Continue reading The Complete Colorado Trail Gear Guide

Lightweight Backpacking Gear

Lightweight Shelter and Sleep System

Our sleep system and shelter has evolved over the years as our experience has grown and our needs have changed.┬áNow in our 50s, we want lighter packs and warmer nights on trail. When it comes to sleep systems and shelters in the backpacking world there are a vast array of materials, temperature ratings and sizes … Continue reading Lightweight Shelter and Sleep System

Lightweight Rain Gear for Hiking

Frogg Toggs Rain Gear

That's seemingly the market for Frogg Toggs, $20 ultralight rain gear. In our hunt for lightweight rain gear that doesn't break the bank and keeps you dry, we ran across Frogg Toggs. Made from a breathable polypropylene material that comes in at a whopping 10.5 oz for the jacket and pant, compresses down into a … Continue reading Frogg Toggs Rain Gear