best compact binoculars

Compact Binoculars 101

Whether you’re planning on using them on the trail, as part of your photography kit or are a keen bird or wildlife spotter, investing in a pair of the binoculars is essential. But the technical vocabulary to he...
best survival multi tool

Survival Multi Tools 101

Want to be prepared when heading out into the wilds of the world? Whether you’re trekking, camping, mountaineering or hunting, a multi-tool this is a piece of hiking gear that always comes in handy. It's like a...
best 2 way radios

Two-Way Radios 101

Radios are a great way to communicate in the backcountry or anywhere a cell signal isn’t easy to get. But with all the different frequencies, specs and buttons, which ones do you even look at? What are the best...
best hiking watch

Hiking Watches 101

Are you looking for an easy way to navigate or to keep track of essential data like your altitude while on the trail? Forget about old-school compasses, maps and notepads. What you need is a altimeter watch for...
best hiking poles of 2016

Hiking Poles 101

So, you want to know what are the best hiking poles out there in 2016? Hiking poles (aka walking sticks & trekking poles) are a very useful piece of gear. They help you balance a heavy load and save you...
best backpacking headlamps

Hiking Headlamps 101

A simple headlamp will help you see while you wash your dishes at camp or find your way to the bathroom at night. But when you get into more serious activities like climbing, hiking or orienteering at night, yo...