By Dorn Van Dommelen For years I’ve wanted to have a floorless tent for various Alaskan adventures: an easy-to-pitch shelter that could be thrown up during a downpour as a lunchtime sanctuary, or a winter cooking/sleeping shelter that could squeeze in a crowd in a pinch. So, last year I added a Brooks-Range Stubai tent […]Read more "The Versatility of the Stubai Tent"
You know what we love more than anything? Rock climbing. But there’s one thing that can keep any of us stuck at home, and it’s not the weather or the sketchy approach. We have to get through the true crux of spending a day at the crag: having someone to spend it with. It’s one of […]Read more "The AAC Solves One of Climbing’s Biggest Problems"
Fall is a great time to pick up deals on gear as outdoor shops transition from their summer stock to their winter selections. But don’t be fooled into just picking up the first tent that catches your eye on the clearance rack. Too often, discounted gear ends up taking space in the garage next to the […]Read more "Quick Tips for Choosing the Right Gear for You"
For decades the argument of wool versus synthetic has ravaged the outdoor countryside. While many touted the significance of synthetic yarns, others lauded the au natural virtues of spun wool. And you didn’t cross the road. You were either with one of them. Or against. Here at Brooks-Range we crossed the road—several times— and started […]Read more "Best of Both Worlds: Meet the New Brooks-Range Active Tees"
By Liz Thomas My good friend Whitney “Allgood” LaRuffa thru-hiked the Appalachian Trail and worked for 2 years as an AT backcountry ranger…20 years ago. Then he got a desk job, a house, a wife, and a dog and has been dreaming of the day he can do another 2,000 mile backpacking trip ever since. […]Read more "Short Thru-Hikes for the Office Jockey: Backpack and Still Keep Your Day Job"
There’s an old saying that every good thing needs to start with a dream. At Brooks-Range Mountaineering, every piece of outdoor gear began as an adventurer’s dream that the right piece of gear can make the bad times good and the good times even better. At Brooks-Range, that dreamer is Matt Brooks: a badass adventurer, […]Read more "9 Things You Should Know About Brooks-Range Founder Matt Brooks"
By Kevin Tatsugawa, Brooks-Range Ambassador Brown bears (aka grizzly bears) are at the top of the food chain in North America. They are ferocious predators that are more than a match for any person. Yet they are also cute, cuddly, curious animals that often, amusingly, display human-like behavior and emotions. Encountering a bear in the […]Read more "Bear Necessities: What You Need To Know About Bear Spray"