When in need of an efficient, light weight sleeping bag we typically google “best rated sleeping bag”. We’re soon confronted with a long list of bags that basically all look the same. Once we’ve narrowed it down to our top 5 sleeping bags, it can be hard to distinguish which one will truly fill our […]Read more "What’s the Best Rated Sleeping Bag? Check out the Brooks Range Drift -10."
Many diehards continue to deny the changing of season and find their worth in the glory of skiing as many peaks as possible before all the snow melts. Good for them. Many others, however, are looking forward to the upcoming spring sunshine, and the changeup that goes with it: road trips and the pilgrimage to […]Read more "Inspired Camping and the Nuance of Simplicity"
We’ve come a long way since the hardman days of hemp ropes, homemade portaledges and hobnails. Yes, the hardmen and women still exist, but let’s be honest, we’ve moved past the self-imposed austerity of eating cat food with a piton. No matter. The thrill of self-discovery in the mountains is as true today as it […]Read more "The New Drift 20: A Roomier All-Round Sleeping Bag"
By Liz Thomas Everyone knows that when you carry a lighter pack into the woods, you can hike longer, stronger, faster, and in less pain. But the nuts and bolts of lightening a pack can be intimidating—how do you know you’ve got what you need to be safe when you’re entering areas far from rescue […]Read more "Fast and Light: 6 Tips to Carry Less Stuff in the Outdoors"
As winter descends and temps begin to drop below freezing, it’s the perfect time to invest in a new sleeping bag for your 2015 adventures. Luckily, our latest line of sleeping bags will not only have you covered all winter long, but during the chilly spring months and into the cool nights of summer. The […]Read more "The New Drift Sleeping Bag Line"
Efficiency is a virtue in the backcountry. So is simplicity. Whether it’s hiking, camping or mountaineering, shaving weight, bulk and mass allow us to streamline our personal scene to keep us lighter, faster and better equipped to meet Mother Nature on her terms. With that school of thought, we have designed a sleeping tool that […]Read more "Your New Sleeping Bag: Brooks-Range Cloak"
Chris Wright is an IFMGA mountain guide and alpinist who splits his time between obsessions with climbing, skiing, and eating. He recently received grants for his upcoming 2014 expedition and talks about his mindset around the climb. It’s been almost 10 years since I woke groping for my harness, ensnared in a dream where I […]Read more "Chris Wright: Looking Forward to an Unclimbed Wall"
Sky light, sky bright First star I see tonight Wish I may, wish I might Have this wish I wish tonight. There’s something magical about a starry night – and no better place to witness the full spectacle than out in the backcountry. Far from the neon glow of civilization, the richness of our solar […]Read more "Dark Sky Preserves"
Daytime temperatures might have soared to 92 F along the Rio Grande on my recent escape to Big Bend National Park, but desert nights are notorious for clear, cool skies. Having a warm sleeping bag wasn’t an option when packing light for this trip. Winter or summer, desert or mountains, there are a variety of […]Read more "Sleeping Bag Comfort"