Best Outdoor Gear Goal Zero Venture 30

It’s a somewhat unfortunate fact these days, we all have things that need regular charging. Some more than others. If you rely on tech gear for work in the mountains, there is even more to …

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Best Outdoor Gear Fstop Camera Bags

We give F-stop Camera Bags a “Best” award every year. Yes, they support us by giving us packs, but they also really drill us for design input. So much so that in 2015, the head …

Best Outdoor Gear Mountain Hardwear Summit Rocket 20

Ueli Steck is famous for his strict, dedicated and highly effective training regimen. But he not only focuses solely on preparing his body, he is meticulous about what gear he uses and is intolerant of what …

Best Outdoor Gear Vasque Inhalers

Part of working for so many different brands is that we often get product we’d normally never seek out on our own. Both Janine and I do almost all of our hiking trips in running …

Best Outdoor Gear Outdoor Research Layering System

Outdoor Research is a brand we have come to know very well. After four years of shooting photos for them, literally living in their clothing, and using it for all our mountain time, we know …

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Best Outdoor Gear Hydrapak Soft Flasks

Patitucci Picks for Best Outdoor Gear As someone who uses outdoor gear almost every day of the year for work, daily training, and for general mountain life, I wanted to share some stand out products that …

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The Sony a7II in the Nepal Himalaya

Back in September, I posted about making the switch to Sony after almost 20 years shooting Canon pro cameras. I’d been bombarded with the Sony a7 popping up in my social media and photography news sites and became intrigued …

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Switching from Canon to Sony for Mountain Sports

For years I’ve dreamt of having a simple, compact camera I barely notice. One that can make professional quality images, be fast enough for action, and be designed in such a way to allow me to be …