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

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