Jeff took a unique route to technology. He started a blog and then proceeded to hike 13,000 miles while keeping a daily blog of the experience. From here it was a deep dive into technology, gear, and maintaining a website in the backcountry.
Patagonia and Mountain Hardware aren't the only gear companies on the planet. Here are five lesser-known manufacturers that are making big strides when it comes to tents, apparel, and other outdoor gear.