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My Gear: 2013 Edition

It’s hard not to talk about gear when you love being outside. It’s not a show-stopper but having bad gear can be uncomfortable or even dangerous out in the wilderness. I try and get the best gear I can afford because it works the best, lasts the longest and is the most comfortable. The only problem is expensive. Usually there’s a sweet spot where you can get some good gear and not pay an arm and a leg for it!

Here’s everything I’m currently using for gear. I’ll be working through this list to get reviews of everything online. If you have any questions or want to talk gear, post a comment!


Osprey Aether 70 backpack

Osprey Talon 33 backpack

Scarpa Baron hiking boots

Black Diamond Contour Elliptic Shock Compact Trekking poles

Julbo Nomad sunglasses

MSR Hubba Hubba 2-person tent

MEC 10×12 Sil-tarp

Snowpeak LiteMax stove

MSR Windpro stove

Camelback Big Zip SL 3 litre water bladder 


Garmin Montana 600 Trail GPS – Review

Canon T1i Digital SLR Camera

GoPro Wide helmet camera 


Garmin 405 GPS watch – Review coming

Hi-Tec Infinity HPI trail running shoes – Review

Julbo Race sunglasses

Sugoi Helium jacket 


Arcteryx Sidewinder SV Jacket – Review

Arcteryx Sidewinder Pant

Scarpa Spirit 4 boots

G3 Saint skis

Black Diamond Contour Elliptic Shock Compact Trekking poles

Colltex Skins

Arcteryx Silo 18 Ski Pack – Review 


Atlas Mountain 25 Snowshoes


Necky Narpa 16 Kayak

Salus Eddy Lifejacket

Gill Marine Rescue Knife

Julbo Nomad Sunglasses 

Mountain Biking

Specialized Stumpjumper Mountain Bike 


Gill OS2 Offshore Jacket

Gill OS2 Offshore Pants

Mustang HIT Inflatable PFD with Harness

Gerber River Shorty Knife

ACR RapidFire Automatic Vest Strobe

Julbo Nomad Sunglasses

West Marine Full-Finger Sailing Gloves 


1997 Toyota 4runner – Review

2007 Saga GY-250 Enduro dirtbike 


Icebreaker Merino T, Longsleeve, GT Hoody, Full and 3/4 Legging

Red Ram Merino Boxers

Columbia Omni-Heat Longsleeve Baselayer

Lulu Lemon Metal Vent T

Retired Gear

Gear doesn’t last forever. It would be nice if your favourite jacket or tent could just keep on kicking for years and years but maybe it’s for the best. Technological advances are making gear lighter and stronger every day. I don’t recommend replacing all your gear every year but shaving a few pounds here and there after purchasing new equipment can definitely bump up the trip enjoyment factor.

Salomon XT Wings Trail Runners – Review 

Garmin Colorado 300 GPS

What are you using?

If there’s anything you’ve recently reviewed or just want to talk about, post a comment! There’s nothing better than talking gear (well, except using it).

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