Journal Entry Contributor: Emma Walker I’ve lived in some cold, wet places, but when we started planning a trip to northern Finland in February, I knew I was in for a challenge. My husband Bix and I started planning our trip to Finnish Lapland more than a year ago, when
Guest Contributor: David Gillogly My best experience with Nikwax came about a year and a half ago as I was doing some minimalist backpacking. On this trip I was traveling between 25 and 40 miles per day, through Rocky Mountain National Park. A few months before the trip,
Guest Contributor: Scott Polk I’ve been using Nikwax for several years now, and I bask in the comfort that the seasonal Nikwax rhythm brings me. At the beginning of the season, while I’m washing my down jacket, last season’s memories flood my mind, and I’m transported back to a moment
Guest Contributor: Ryen Cosgro After hiking the Pacific Crest Trail this year, I thought most of my gear was done for. My rain jacket, down jacket, and down quilt were absolutely disgusting. The quilt was especially bad, and it was stained in a special blend of dirt and slimy sweat.
Guest Contributor: Colin Murchison Those who met me during my days of traveling full-time often became acquainted with my trusty green jacket. I’m not someone who has owned a lot of clothes, and I definitely don’t travel heavy, so when I spent upwards of $200 on a jacket, it had
Purchasing down gear is rite of passage for us outdoor types. Remember the joy of stuffing your first down sleeping bag into its impossibly small stuff sack after years of struggling with a monster synthetic bag? Or the first time you donned the down coat that you saved for years