Mammut Arete Backpack and TXlite Headlamp in For Review

Mammut Arete Backpack and TXlite Headlamp in For Review

in Backpacking & Camping by Carl H. Martens

The doorbell just rang and outside on the front stoop was a package from Mammut; inside was the Mammut Arete backpack and the Lucido TXlite headlamp.  Both of these items will be used by Brian on our Appalachian Trail hike taking place this Wednesday, October 14 – October 17.

Here’s what Mammut has to say about each of these products:

Mammut Arete Backpack

Trekking pack with outstanding price/performance ratio. Made from lightweight 420 D Ripstop nylon. With fully adjustable Ergo Tech ET suspension system. 

Brunton L1 Headlamp and Brunton 8040G Compass in for Review

Brunton L1 Headlamp and Brunton 8040G Compass in for Review

in Backpacking & Camping by Carl H. Martens

We are getting excited about our upcoming four day hike of the Appalachian Trail taking place next week and now we have even more reason to be excited…new gear!  Today we received the Brunton L1 headlamp and the Brunton 8040G mirrored compass to test on our hike and write reviews on.

Brunton is a company well known for innovation in camping, renewable portable power, compasses and optics.  Their headquarters is located at the gateway to the Wind River Mountains in Riverton, Wyoming.