You know how people always say, they just don’t make them like they used to? Well, in many cases they are probably right. Planned obsolescence has run amok in our society, and the concept has transitioned from a hushed secret to a key component of business strategies everywhere. There are plenty of examples from phones to…
It’s hard to believe, but many of the most successful names in American business got their start during the worst economic period of the last 100 years. With the Great Depression crushing the nation, companies like Zippo, Ray Ban, and Macy’s entered the market with a simple promise to provide quality goods at affordable prices….
In late 2015, I had the good fortune to visit Nepal and trek deep into the Khumbu Valley. Because I travel light, I only packed two pairs of footwear for the near month-long trip, both from La Sportiva. For rugged hiking days, I used Trango Cube boots. The rest of the trip, including the long…
The contemporary overlander is not easily defined, nor are their individual gear needs. While some stay sequestered within their vehicles, many enjoy a mix of pursuits beyond the driver’s seat. For years, overlanders only wore heavy-duty leather boots, a trend I always thought was a little strange. Today’s traveler is still keen to wear well-made…
In the mid-1990s, while living in France, I had a local friend named Georges. Twice my age, he spent his days toiling in the vineyards near my home. Every now and then, I’d volunteer to help him trim vines, burn brush, or some days we’d just sit around and chat. The one thing I remember…
It is one of the most influential dates in modern history, but one easily forgotten. The day was August 16, 1896 when in the far flung wilds of the Canadian Yukon George Carmack, his wife Kate, and her brother Skookum Jim found massive gold nuggets along the banks of Rabbit Creek. It was a discovery…
Are you ready to get wet? If you don’t take care of your weatherproof gear, you better be.
Handmade and home grown.
Overlanding continues to make inroads into the growing outdoor industry.
Three continents, two summits, one canyon and many miles later.
Great gifts don’t have to break the bank.
Fend off winter’s worst with one of these warm layers.
Looking for something to get or give this holiday season? We did the shopping for you.
A limited stock of new items has hit the store for winter!
I walk a bunch of miles in a few of the Fall season’s latest boots and shoe offerings.
Light and fast, these are ideal boots for the active overlander.
Don’t choose to look like a tourist, become a traveler
While the SHOT Show is certainly firearms-heavy, there are countless products on display for the adventure travelers. We showcase some of the best.
New toys for the overlander.
Justin Coffey of Westx1000 evaluate’s Filson’s classic ticker.