Ultralight Hiking Blog

Allgood's 2023 Gift Guide

Allgood's 2023 Gift Guide

As winter approaches so does the holiday season, where we gather with family and friends and embrace the short days and long nights.  During this season of celebration, we often show our love for e...

Six Moon Designs Owyhee Review by Jim Sutherland

Six Moon Designs Owyhee Review by Jim Sutherland

I believe that the Six Moon Designs Owyhee Backpacking Tarp might be the one for me on trips where I need space, mesh to keep bugs out, and something that isn’t bulky for bikepacking.  So, let’s di...

SMD Flight 30 UL Review by Jim Sutherland

SMD Flight 30 UL Review by Jim Sutherland

For longer than I remember, I have used backpacks when climbing, hiking, and biking in the mountains. So, when I noticed the Flight 30 Ultra Running Backpack this summer, I thought to myself that i...

SMD packing pods review by Jim Sutherland

SMD packing pods review by Jim Sutherland

In any one week, I can switch items of gear from one pack to another depending upon what kind of riding I am doing, e.g.  local trail riding for an hour or so on my mountain bike, longer rides away...

Silver Shadow Mini - The Mobile Personal Shade Tree by Michael Vergalla

Silver Shadow Mini - The Mobile Personal Shade Tree by Michael Vergalla

When flying XC (cross country) as a paraglider pilot your final landing destination is not always known, but at the end of the flight you will land somewhere, and that's a gravity-based guarantee, ...

Rock Climbing with the SMD Traveler by Francisco Miller

Rock Climbing with the SMD Traveler by Francisco Miller

Backpacking has been my passion for close to 10 years now and my career for going on 7 years, and one of the greatest gifts I’ve received from my dive into the wilderness has been my discovery of n...