Gear Reviews

During most of our trip we were days of hard walking or paddling from other people, and all we had was what we brought with us. We relied on our gear. Some of it sailed through our trip with harldy a scratch, and some let us down. In this section of the website, we'd like to shout out the awesome gear that made the trip work, and call attention to the problems with gear that couldn't pass the "Alaska test".

Clothing and Footwear

Salomon Quest 4D GTX Hiking Boot
Five-toed Injinji Lightweight Mini Crew Socks
Black Rock Gear Expedition Grade Liner Mitts
Black Rock Gear Down Hats
Outdoor Research Enigma Jacket
Patagonia Ultralight Down Hoody
Patagonia Houdini Jacket
Smartwool PhD Hiking Socks
Solomon XA Pro Mid GTX


Mary Jane's Farm Dehydrated Meals

Hiking and Camping

Osprey Aether 70 Backpack
Marmot Aura 2P Tent
Nemo Obi 2P Tent
Osprey Ariel 75 Backpack
Big Agnes Insulated Air Core Sleeping Pad
Snow Peak Trek 1400 Titanium Cookset
Swedish Firesteel


Spot Connect
Casio G-Shock GW-6900-1
Goal Zero Guide 10 Plus


Alpacka Packrafts
Aquabound Manta Ray Fiberglass Paddle
SealLine Storm Sack 60-Liter Dry Bag
Sea to Summit eVAC Dry Sack