Brand Spotlight: Superior Wilderness Designs

There is no higher dignity in the backpacking world than using products that you yourself have made on the long trails. Backpackers by trade are a resourceful bunch—and they need to be, moving between resupply points with unexpected gear failures through some of the last great lengths of wilderness. Teach a man to fish, right?

That’s exactly where Brandon McIntyre of Superior Wilderness Designs comes from. Raised in a costume shop, McIntyre was never a stranger to sewing machines, so when he started backpacking in his youth, he put the two together early on and hasn’t looked back since. The Romeo, Michigan based 26-year-old started selling ultra-lightweight packs just last year, but don’t let his tenure fool you—he’s come a long way from altering Halloween costumes.  Continue reading “Brand Spotlight: Superior Wilderness Designs”

Review: Clothing Arts Cubed Travel Jacket

Clothing Arts, of Brooklyn, New York, has created what they believe is the solution to all your weatherproof and travel needs.  The Cubed Travel Jacket has been designed to be the Alfa and Omega of waterproof hard shells: to be at home on the trail as it is at the office, and to be honest, it certain looks like it.   Continue reading “Review: Clothing Arts Cubed Travel Jacket”