If you can see Mt. Baker, you are part of The Experience

Fall 2016 gear guide


By Pat Grubb

MSR Pocketrocket Stove KitMSR-Pocket-Rocket-Stove-Kit

When you’re traveling fast, you want to travel light. Th

is you can do with MSR’s PocketRocket stove kit. Total weight of stove, aluminum stove, two mugs and two bowls and two Sporks? 24.9 oz. Boils a liter of water in under 4 minutes. $99. msrgear.com

Sealine Blocker Dry Sacks

Whether you’re fording raging rivers or have waves coming over the starboard bow, Sealine Dry Sacks will keep your scheisse water-free. A range of sizes are available depending on need. sealinegear.com


Helly Hansen Odin Flow Jacket

HellyHansen-Odin-Flow-JacketThe Odin Flow is a great jacket for stop and go activities or as a mid-layer in harsh weather. Open internal mesh allows fo

r easy ventilation. Both men’s and women’s versions. $250 hellyhansen.com

Helly Hansen Ullr Midlayer Jacket

All new, the active wicking material means you won’t be stewing in your own juices while participating in high-intensity activities. Wear it as a mid-layer or on its own. $175. hellyhansen.com


Dakine Party BucketDakine-Party-Bucket

If there’s anyone who knows how to party, it’s the folks at Dakine. This party bucket fits a 5-gallon pail and holds enough ice, snacks and beverages to keep things rolling for a long time! $55. dakine.com

Smith Comstock Unisex SunglassesComstock

The bold styling of Smith’s latest design looks good at the beach or downtown. Various lens options available from non-polarized, polarized Carbonic lenses in eight different colors. Locking hinges. $99-$169, depending on lenses. smith.com

Therm-a-Rest NeoAir Camper SV

An ultra-thick mattress featuring the SpeedValve design for fast inflation and deflation. Stuff sack and repair kit included. $99.95. thermarest.com.