Ryan Stuart

Why Low-Tech Layering Wins

Staying dry doesn’t have to mean looking like you’re on a mountaineering expedition. Case in point, the waxed-canvas Fjällräven Abisko.

The $700 Cadillac of Down Sleeping Bags

There’s good reason for the shocking $700 price tag: comfortable in temps from 55 degrees down to 5 degrees and able to fend of moisture, it’s the only bag you’ll need year-round.

Crowdfunded Gear: For the People, By the People

Twenty years ago, innovative products took shape out of sight, in basements and garages. Today they’re born online, at crowd-funding sites like Kickstarter and Indiegogo. More...

Millet Matrix 30 MBS

With ice-ax retention you can release with the pack on, gear loops for ’biners and belay devices, and an integrated crampon pocket, the Matrix is purpose-built for ski mountaineering. But you don’t...