December 19

The Reasonable Decision to Give Outdoorsy Loved Ones Gift Cards

With Chanukah well underway, Christmas and Kwanzaa just around the corner, and the general spirit of holiday giving floating through the air, those of us who procrastinate may just now be wondering what goodies to gift our loved ones this year. For those of us with outdoorsy friends and family, gear to help them on … Continue reading “The Reasonable Decision to Give Outdoorsy Loved Ones Gift Cards”

November 24

Gossamer Gear’s Guide to Stocking Stuffers for Outdoorsy Folk

Have some outdoorsy friends or family in your holiday circle? We’ve got you covered for all of the little stocking stuffers they’ll be hoping to see this year! Below are ten of our suggestions for pulling together a hiker’s dream stocking. 1.) Deuce Backpacking Trowel: Hey, everybody poops. And, at 0.6 ounces, this trowel weighs … Continue reading “Gossamer Gear’s Guide to Stocking Stuffers for Outdoorsy Folk”

January 12

Cuben Fiber is now Dyneema Composite Fabrics

By Will Rietveld Fabric Origins The original name Cuben Fiber doesn’t do much to describe what the product is; a reporter coined the name back in 1992 when sails made of this fabric helped win the America’s Cup. The name stuck and use of the extraordinarily lightweight and strong fabric expanded into other industries. However, … Continue reading “Cuben Fiber is now Dyneema Composite Fabrics”

September 16

Blown Away by the New Murmur Hyperlight Pack

Over lunch with Glen Van Peski, he noticed my odd iPhone case with a half-inch long screw nut (7g or .25oz) glued onto the back. I explained it was for the Stick Pic camera mount, which he introduced to me on a backpack earlier that year. As he carefully inspected it he said, “That’s clever,” … Continue reading “Blown Away by the New Murmur Hyperlight Pack”