Frederick Reimers

Wenger Chasseral – Sleeping Bags: Reviews

Wenger Chasseral – Sleeping Bags: Reviews

Need a three-season and a summer-weight bag but can't afford both? Sidestep the decision with the Chasseral. If conditions are too warm, simply zip off the topsheet, which folds into its own stash...

Easton Si2 - Three-Season Tents: Reviews

EMS Sugar Shack 3 - Three-Season Tents: Reviews

Airy & DurableAstute architecture students will notice it right away: The Sugar Shack employs elements of Romanesque groin-vault structure—a sturdy intersection of four arches that lends...

Big Agnes Zirkel SL 20 - Sleeping Bags: Reviews

Big Agnes Zirkel SL 20 - Sleeping Bags: Reviews

ULTRALIGHT AND COMPRESSIBLETesters liked Big Agnes's almost entirely recycled synthetic sack (the Skinny Fish; $180) just fine but were blown away by the down-filled Zirkel's warmth-to-packability...

Easton Si2 - Three-Season Tents: Reviews

Easton Si2 - Three-Season Tents: Reviews

Mountaineering MasterThe second tent by pole maker Easton, the two-man, single-wall Si2 features the company's proprietary carbon poles, which it claims are stronger than any aluminum pole on the...

The North Face Scorpio - Sleeping Bags: Reviews

The North Face Scorpio - Sleeping Bags: Reviews

A TINY SUMMERWEIGHT BAGThe North Face claims that its revamped line of Flight Series bags are the first synthetic sacks to rival equivalently rated down bags in weight and compressibility. We were...

Exped Woodpecker - Sleeping Bags: Reviews

Exped Woodpecker - Sleeping Bags: Reviews

BUILT TO LASTThe Woodpecker, from Swiss company Exped, is meticulously crafted—just what you'd expect from a nation of legendary watchmakers. (Of course, its heavy-duty zipper is the only moving...

Marmot EcoPro 15 - Sleeping Bags: Reviews

Marmot EcoPro 15 - Sleeping Bags: Reviews

VERSATILE THREE-SEASON SACKThe EcoPro costs a bit more than Marmot's other synthetic 15-degree-rated models (like the Trestles 15, $90). But this bag has good karma. Its insulation and shell are spun...

Dagger Crazy 88 - Kayaks: Reviews

Dagger Crazy 88 - Kayaks: Reviews

Ready to go pro? Then you already know that tricks are for kids—and success hinges on huge air. Enter Dagger's Crazy 88, our Gear of the Year selection. This boat is a masterly equation of...

Kelty Foraker 15 - Sleeping Bags: Reviews

Kelty Foraker 15 - Sleeping Bags: Reviews

EXPEDITION-READYKelty developed the new Foraker line in conjunction with Alaska Mountain Guides, an adventure outfitter whose guides spend hundreds of days in the field. You can tell: This 750-fill...

Kelty Coromell - Down Sleeping Bags: Reviews

Kelty Coromell - Down Sleeping Bags: Reviews

Base-Camp KingA zero-degree-rated, 650-fill down bag for $219? It's not a misprint. The Coromell saves a few bucks by using duck down. While duck and goose down are virtually the same performance-...

DragoRossi Fish - Kayaks: Review

DragoRossi Fish - Kayaks: Reviews

WILD STALLIONDig in your paddle and the Fish will instantly respond. But this one isn't for newbies: With sharp edges and cavernous volume, this DragoRossi will toss those who don't fully commit to...

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