Choosing the right gear for a Rocky Mountain adventure takes some thought and planning. Our goal at The Outdoor Corps is to provide readers with information on a wide variety of equipment to help you prepare for whatever activity is of interest. Whether its hiking, trail running, camping, climbing, skiing, etc., we feature equipment reviews for all types of outdoor activities. Accordingly, we thoroughly test products and provide unbiased and unfiltered recommendations on what we think of the equipment. In some cases, we also provide equipment reviews based on extensive research to help you decide if it’s worthy of purchase.

In the “Gear” category, you’ll find “best of” recommendations to help guide you through gear available in the marketplace. Furthermore, you’ll find detailed reviews that go in-depth on a particular piece of gear, featuring its pros and cons. With these details, we hope to help you make an informed decision about the equipment. So, have fun out there and never stop exploring!

Vasque Re:Connect Here Mid: Gear Review

Discover the Vasque Re:connect Here Mid lightweight shoes—a pinnacle of outdoor footwear blending lightweight durability, superior traction, and sustainable design. From rugged trails to city streets, these shoes offer style, adaptability, and functionality for every adventure.


Trek Marlin+ Electric Mountain Bike Review

Discover electrifying trail adventures with the Trek Marlin+ series. Whether opting for the budget-friendly Marlin+ 6 for a reliable and straightforward ride or upgrading to the dynamic Marlin+ 8 with enhanced features, these electric mountain bikes promise an exhilarating blend of power, endurance, and exploration on every trail.


Intro Guide to Backcountry Touring in Colorado

Snow is falling in the mountains and you’re ready to get into backcountry skiing in Colorado. Our introductory guide to backcountry touring will help you prepare, provide gear recommendations, and get you started on your way to amazing Colorado backcountry adventures. Have fun out there!


Patagonia Down Sweater Hoody Review

The Patagonia Down Sweater Hoody is a pinnacle of outdoor excellence, combining top-tier materials with a commitment to sustainability. From its innovative use of recycled nylon ripstop to its 800-fill- power Responsible Down Standard insulation, this jacket excels in warmth, packability, and style.


Western Rise Evolution Pant 2.0: Gear Review

The Western Rise Evolution 2.0 Pant is the pinnacle of versatile performance apparel, seamlessly transitioning from outdoor adventures to urban exploration. With its lightweight durable design, stretch comfort, stain and water-resistant properties, and a range of functional pockets, it's the ultimate choice for those who demand style, adaptability, and functionality in their everyday wear.


Sawyer Squeeze Water Filter Review

The Sawyer Squeeze Water Filter is a minimalist, lightweight personal water filtration device. Extremely affordable and easy to use, the Sawyer Squeeze has become a mainstay in many ultralight packing lists. We like the Sawyer Squeeze for its superior value and incredible packability.