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I’m a gear junkie: in my day job I research, talk about, and write about gear so I like to think I know what I’m talking about.  On this page you’ll find a collection of honest and detailed gear reviews of stuff that I actually use.  My policy is to only review gear after I’ve used it on multiple trips and ideally after I’ve used it for a full season.  I don’t believe that one or two uses plus a staged photo shoot are enough to give a real review of gear!

Close up of a a person wearing insulated hiking boots with snowshoes. The best boots for snowshoeing
Gear Snowshoeing

The Best Boots For Snowshoeing

Snowshoeing is a fun and easy winter sport. All you need to get started are some snowshoes and some warm clothing. But one of the questions I get asked all the time is: What are the best boots for…

A pair of MSR snowshoes propped up in the snow in front of a mountain
Advice Gear Snowshoeing

How to Choose Snowshoes: A Complete Guide

In the last few years snowshoeing has gotten really popular. And honestly, it’s about time. Basically, snowshoes let you keep hiking all winter long. And unlike skiing, there’s not much to learn. If you can walk, you can snowshoe.…