In Review: Jack Wolfskin Go Hike Softshell & Tech T

A little bit back, we gave you a quick roundup of some options from Jack Wolfskin (you can see that here). Temps are starting to change here in Chicagoland, so thinking about some different layers for heading out on trails (or even grocery store runs) is something we’re doing. Following on from that roundup, we had samples come in for two of the items – the Jack Wolfskin Tech T and Go Hike Softshell.

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In Review: Sea to Summit Stretch-Loc Straps

These days, when I’m thinking of tie-down straps, it’s generally the larger sort for holding stuff down in the cargo basket in the family hauler. That said, there’s still something to be said about being able to tie things down – or simply attach them – on a much smaller scale. That’s where the Sea to Summit Stretch-Loc Straps come in handy.

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In Review: BioLite Alpenglow

Last week, we talked to you about something that I would consider a “standard” camping/emergency lantern, in terms of overall design and the fact that it uses standard D-cell batteries. Today, we’re going to go through something that is very much a modern take on a camping (or backyard) lantern, the BioLite Alpenglow.

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In Review: FosPower Camping Lantern

While we didn’t necessarily intend it, this week turned into a bit of a FosPower week. We started things off with reviewing their rugged battery pack, and then turned our attention to their solar-powered emergency radio. Today, we’re going to review the third item that we covered in our earlier roundup, the FosPower Camping Lantern.

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Introducing: BioLite AlpenGlow

Used to be, if you wanted a lantern for camping, it was Coleman or nothing. While I do have one of those liquid fuel lanterns sitting on my workbench at the moment, these days, it’s all about battery-powered lanterns that house LEDs. Those were – at first – just one intensity, and then got to be dimmable. And now, with the BioLite AlpenGlow, you’ve got even more options.

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Now Funding: GoSun Chillest Cooler

Memorial Day has come and gone, and you most likely encountered a cooler at some point during the long weekend. Big or small, it had some form of ice – either the big bag of ice from the convenience store, or reusable ice packs you pulled out of the freezer. What if you didn’t need either of those, and could still keep your food and beverages cold? That’s what the GoSun Chillest Cooler is offering up.

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Memorial Day Sale on Biolite

You know, over my time reviewing a number of different Biolite products (camp stove, fire pit, head lamp, and battery pack), I’ve come to appreciate the approach that the brand has to being in the outdoors, whether in your backyard or out in a campground. Just in time to stock up for your summertime camping, they’ve got a sale running on some of their items.

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Get adjusted to temperature swings with Sea to Summit

While I do rather enjoy camping in the fall and in the spring (due to the cooler daytime temps) there is one thing that’s always a bit uncertain – and that’s just how variable temperatures can be throughout the day. You may wake up needing a sweatshirt and then head into a point of being in shorts and a t-shirt later in the day. Sea to Summit has some items that can help you navigate those fluctations.

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Roundup: staying cozy outside in the springtime

I don’t know about you and your family, but when things start warming up and we see the snow start to disappear, we’re all good and ready to head on outside. And sure, while 40s feel like a heatwave after the winter, there’s no denying the fact that it’s not actually that warm. So, if you’re spending some time outdoors, whether in your backyard or in a park, we’ve got some items here that will help keep you comfortable.

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Get ready to sleep outside with new tents from Sea to Summit

Here in Chicagoland, it seems the depths of snow we were getting buried under have melted away, and we’ve been getting some rather lovely sun and warmer temps – which means it’s time to start making plans for camping, of course! If you’re looking for a new tent, you’ll want to look at these new models from Sea to Summit.

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