Loadout Room writer Matt Shin traveling across the Southwest.  Explore and take in the views at the national parks during the off-season (not summer) to avoid the crowds traveling in from all over the world.  Start early enough and you won’t run across another soul.  His choice of gear for this particular day includes:

Arc’teryx Atom LT Hoody

Smartwool Merino Base Layer

Outdoor Research Ferrosi Pants

Osprey Talon 22

Merrell Moab 2 Mid GTX

Stay tuned, gear reviews are coming.

AuthorMatt Shin is a former U.S. Army infantryman who has served as a radio telephone operator, automatic rifleman, and fire team leader. Matt now resides in California where he is pursuing his undergraduate degree in American studies. In his spare time, he enjoys exploring the outdoors, backpacking, shooting guns, and photography.  You can follow his work on Instagram (@U.S.Matt).