Mountainsmith invented the hiking fanny....er....lumbar pack, and now they have released a brand new version of the popular "Tour" lumbar pack for 2020! The specs look great, but is it worthy of the anvil? We'll see! FULL VIDEO HERE!
In this special "office" edition of Backcountry Pilgrim, I look at my Everyday Carry (EDC) items and review my tactical messenger bag - the 5.11 Rush Delivery Lima. FULL VIDEO HERE!
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If you are hiking with an umbrella, this ultra light hands-free gadget will come in very . . . handy! Full video HERE! VIDEO LINKS:Gossamer Gear Handsfree Umbrella ClampEuroSCHIRM Swing Liteflex Umbrella
For some time now I've been looking for inexpensive, lightweight, waterproof gloves for hiking. The $10 SLB's didn't cut it. Will the $14 Vebes do the trick - or will I need to throw caution to the wind and go for the $40 Sealskinz? Find out HERE!
While you don't want to bring too much stuff on your Camino pilgrimage, there are some very useful gadgets out there you might want to consider. HERE are several!
Hiking can be dirty business. Fortunately on the Camino de Santiago there are regularly spaced facilities for cleaning up the nastiness - but you'll still need to bring some of your own supplies. Click HERE for the video!
In this video I review the Easthills Outdoors Skyloft Hammock and Cocoon Underquilt (both sent to me for review by manufacturer). There was an issue with the underquilt but I still gave it 5 stars - find out why at the end!
After an arduous selection process, miles of testing, and hours of YouTube gear reviews, I have finally done it. I have chosen my Camino backpack! Video HERE!
My search for a completely waterproof, lightweight, minimalist fanny....er....LUMBAR pack is finally over! The Mountainsmith Dry Kick integrates perfectly into my lightweight backpacking system! FULL VIDEO REVIEW HERE!