June 1, 2011

We did it! The site is online! Beer time, see ya later 🙂 Ok, ok… this is Hike It. Like It. It’s June 1st and we’re finally live after much deliberation and little bit of work here and there. Still lots to do as far as the website layout and formatting. Over the next couple of weeks it should be…

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May 30, 2011

You could say this is more of a roundup than a review (see, I just said it). How about we just take a look at 4 different sets of poles and see how they stack up against each other? When I opened the gear closet and everything piled out on top of me I grabbed the first four sets of…

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May 11, 2011

Joe Valesko is a serious guy. Usually I’d say “hey lighten up!” but it just so happens that Joe is serious about ultralight hiking – a triple crowner, and he’s already way lighter than most of us. Joe’s the man behind Zpacks whose name is synanomous with ultralight backpacks and shelters as well as other accessories, specializing in Cuben Fiber…

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May 9, 2011

[Update circa 2015: Devin has had several business ventures go south with an avalanche of angry customers out there – we advise strong caution if you’re considering a purchase from any of his companies. Although we don’t support the way Devin has conducted himself we will leave this interview up, which was written prior to the development of the issues…

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May 2, 2011

Judy Gross runs the show over at LightHeart Gear. The company attitude may be lighthearted but when it comes to building tents she takes her business very seriously. Judy offers a range of hybrid single wall tents for the solo hiker, duo, and even an offering for those of us who are bordering on Sasquatch status. Take a look at…

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April 22, 2011

Black Rock Gear makes hats. Ok, they make really warm, goose down hats. Alright, so they’re also super light and if you pick one up it might feel as if it’s going to fly away at any moment. Fear not though, your nugget is the perfect place for one of these fantastic garments to rest atop. Evan Cabodi is the…

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