Win a Montane Minimus Ultralight Rain Shell

Win a Montane Minimus UL rain jacket

My amazing friends at Sport Hansa have very graciously offered to provide a brand new Montane Minimus Ultralight Rain Shell ($200 value) as a giveaway prize to the readers of Brian’s Backpacking Blog. If you’re not familiar with the Montane Minimus, check out my recent review – spoiler alert, it’s an amazing jacket! Maximum Tech […]

Montane Minimus – Ultralight Rain Shell


Every once and a while you come across a piece of gear that screams quality and functionality. When I find such items I share them here, on my blog, with you. Trust me when I tell you that there are hundreds of products that I get asked to review that do not make it onto […]

Gear Repair | Dog Damage Part II

I’m beginning to think that my beloved old LLBean rain jacket is jinxed. I’ve fixed this jacket pocket once already after my trusty trail buddy, Coco, chewed right through it about a year ago. To be fair to her, it was sort of my fault. I had left one or two small doggie treats in […]