John H.

John H.

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Portland, OR
@johnny.fotoz

Products I Love


Yakima SkyBox 16 Carbonite Cargo Roof Box

Yakima SkyBox 16 Carbonite Cargo Roof Box My Review

Adding this box to our car changed everything for our family when it comes to car travel.

Adding this box to our car changed everything for our family when it comes to car travel. Its the biggest we could fit on our Subaru and fits so much stuff that our dog can now ride comfortably in the back of the car. The hinges have come undone a couple times and i do wish they were more sturdy.

Suokeni Quick Drying Mesh Slip on Water Shoes

Suokeni Quick Drying Mesh Slip on Water Shoes My Review

Never take them off!

I bought these for crossing water when backpacking and now I use them all summer at lakes and rivers when I’m hanging out, swimming, paddle boarding, etc. They’re so light and dry so fast you forget they’re on. My whole family has them now!

REI Camp Bed Self-Inflating Sleeping Pad

REI Camp Bed Self-Inflating Sleeping Pad My Review

I can’t say enough about these pads for car camping.

I can’t say enough about these pads for car camping. They’re self-inflating so no work to set up, and I honestly think they’re more comfortable than the mattress on my bed. In fact, I use it at home all the time and take it with me when I stay at friends’ houses. The only downside is the effort it takes to roll it back up tight enough to fit in its bag, but it also comes with straps so you don’t need to deal with it. Get some!

La Sportiva GTX Hiking Shoes

La Sportiva GTX Hiking Shoes My Review

I’m a big fan of La Sportiva and these shoes don’t disappoint.

I’m a big fan of La Sportiva and these shoes don’t disappoint. They fit extremely well and feel like they’ll last forever. I’ve only done about 75 miles in them so far but each outing feels even better. They do have round laces which I have to double tie, but that’s a small issue. Highly recommended.

Mountain Hardwear Chockstone 24/7 Pants

Mountain Hardwear Chockstone 24/7 Pants My Review

Favorite camping/hiking pants

I tried on six different Mountain Hardware pants and these felt and fit the best by far. Super comfy and warm with fleece lined pockets. Can’t wait to use them for camping and hiking when the weather isn’t nice. Did have to hem the inseam as it only comes in one length. Love them though!

Big Agnes Insulated Q-Core Sleeping Pad

Big Agnes Insulated Q-Core Sleeping Pad My Review

It’s amazing how much more comfortable backpacking got with this pad.

It’s amazing how much more comfortable backpacking got with this pad. I had an older thermarest and just never slept well. With the Q-core I’ll sleep all night and it doesn’t make those loud noises like others do when I roll over. I even use it at home for naps because the valve is so fast!

Mountain Hardwear Ghost Whisperer Down Jacket

Mountain Hardwear Ghost Whisperer Down Jacket My Review

Might be my favorite jacket ever! I was a little concerned in the store about its durability because the material is so thin, but after a year of hard use I’ve had no tears or issues.

Might be my favorite jacket ever! I was a little concerned in the store about its durability because the material is so thin, but after a year of hard use I’ve had no tears or issues. I’m not sure how they do it but it gives me the perfect warmth, whether it’s 40 degrees or 60! This dark blue color is awesome too.

ENO Double Nest Hammock

ENO Double Nest Hammock My Review

My family loves this hammock.

My family loves this hammock. Super lightweight and soft, it’s really comfortable and easy to transport. Hard to believe such thin fabric can be so strong but after watching my kids wrestle in it for entire weekends with no damage, I’m sold!

REI Camp Stowaway Low Chair

REI Camp Stowaway Low Chair My Review

Of all our gear, these chairs are some of our favorites.

Of all our gear, these chairs are some of our favorites. While it’s a little harder to get in and out with their low profile, it’s that same design that makes them super chill and comfortable. We keep them in the car all summer for concerts, parks, rivers, lakes, and camping!

BOB Revolution Stroller

BOB Revolution Stroller My Review

Our bob stroller has been through three kids and keeps strolling! It’s been indestructible and often two kids ride at once.

Our bob stroller has been through three kids and keeps strolling! It’s been indestructible and often two kids ride at once. The folding mechanism is a little tricky now after six years but still works with a firm pull. Highly recommend!

Timbuk2 Spire Laptop Backpack

Timbuk2 Spire Laptop Backpack My Review

Really happy with this pack! It’s perfect for my commute and hauling gym clothes around.

Really happy with this pack! It’s perfect for my commute and hauling gym clothes around. I’d recommend it for sure!

Jackery Bolt Portable Charger

Jackery Bolt Portable Charger My Review

Super handy charger!

This charger has saved me so many times it’s crazy. It really does the trick!

Kelty Noah Tarp

Kelty Noah Tarp My Review

This tarp has saved me so many times from rain and sun.

This tarp has saved me so many times from rain and sun. With bad weather it gives you great shelter above a table or tent, and in hot sun everyone hides underneath it. We have the 12 foot and it covers what we need without being clunky.

REI Kingdom 6 Tent

REI Kingdom 6 Tent My Review

This tent has been awesome for our family with three kids.

This tent has been awesome for our family with three kids. We all slept in it again last night and there’s more than enough room. There are lots of great pickets to store everything from books to stuff sacks and the half mesh, half material design allows for good air flow, while also giving some privacy if needed. When I got it I was concerned about wind but when tied down this thing doesn’t budge!

ISLE Explorer Inflatable Paddle Board Package

ISLE Explorer Inflatable Paddle Board Package My Review

Great for families!

We love this paddle board. Being inflatable, it’s super easy to throw in the back of the car and take wherever. Pumping it up is part of the fun when you have kids. And the softness of it makes it really forgiving when the water battles begin. The price point was good for a quality product. Get one!

Sawyer Squeeze Water Filter System

Sawyer Squeeze Water Filter System My Review

While my friends unload their packs to get their big filters and start their whole water routine, I can easily pull this from a pocket and get a quick drink.

While my friends unload their packs to get their big filters and start their whole water routine, I can easily pull this from a pocket and get a quick drink. I also tend to carry less water because of it, which means less weight. However, it is nice at the end of the day when my friends fill up the big bottles for cooking. My takeaway is get one of these and bring friends with bigger filters!

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