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!

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.


Patagonia Black Hole MLC vs. Cotopaxi Allpa

When it comes to adventure travel, having the right gear can make all the difference. Two popular options for backpack-style luggage are the Patagonia Black Hole MLC 45L bag and the Cotopaxi Allpa 42L bag. These are both excellent, durable travel bags and the choice between the two comes down to personal preference, specific needs, and budget.


Helinox Sunset Chair: Gear Review

The Helinox Sunset Chair is a true game-changer in the world of camping chairs. Unlike traditional camping chairs, which are often bulky, heavy, and uncomfortable, this Helinox chair is designed with the needs of campers and hikers in mind. It's lightweight, compact, and durable, making it the perfect addition to your camping gear.


GrowlerWerks uKeg 64: Gear Review

If you're a beer enthusiast who loves to sample different brews, you know how important it is to keep your beers fresh and carbonated. The GrowlerWerks uKeg 64 is an optimal choice for home brewers, party hosts, and outdoor enthusiasts with its durable construction, pressurized carbonation system, and versatile design.


Top Five Carry-on Travel Packs

Every good travel adventure needs a great travel pack! For travelers who like to pack efficiently, we've curated a list of our top five favorite suitcase style carry-on travel packs. With a variety of sizes and price ranges, any of these packs will help you organize your gear for your next trip!


Windbreaker Buying Guide

A reliable windbreaker is an essential part of our pack for summer alpine hiking. Windbreakers are a versatile piece of gear that can serve as an emergency light rain jacket in a pinch. Check out our windbreaker buying guide to help you make an informed gear purchase.