REVIEW: Eagle Creek Cargo Hauler Duffel 40L

In the summer of 2021, fans of travel gear company Eagle Creek were dismayed to learn that it would be closing up shop after more than 45 years in the business. EC’s Parent company...

VSSL Java coffee grinder

REVIEW: VSSL Java Coffee Grinder

  Who says you can’t have a great cup of coffee while traveling or camping? Certainly not VSSL, whose Java Coffee Grinder was purpose-built for grinding beans on the go. This hand-cranked model works...

Cotopaxi Allpa

REVIEW: Cotopaxi Allpa 42L Travel Pack

For frequent travelers, finding the right bag to take with you is essential. That bag needs to be large enough to carry everything you need for your trip, but not so big as to...

Night Runner 270 shoe lights

REVIEW: Night Runner 270 Shoe Lights

If you’re the type of runner who finds themselves caught out on the road or trail after dark, you probably already know how important a good light source can be. Wearing a headlamp can...

Petzl Actik Core Headlamp

REVIEW: Petzl Actik Core Headlamp

Whether you’re going for a late afternoon trail run or setting out on a globe-spanning adventure, a good headlamp is a must-have piece of gear. Having a proper light source that you can use...

Best Gear of Shot Show 2022

We just got back from a great Shot Show 2022 and boy, did they have some cool gear! The show was full of new cutting edge products from camping, hunting, and tactical categories. However,...

Front Runner Wolf Pack Pro

REVIEW: Front Runner Wolf Pack Pro Gear Box

Let’s face it, travel and outdoor gear is expensive, which is why keeping it safe, well organized, and well-protected is so important. A good gear box can help you accomplish that and make better...

Pelican R40 case

REVIEW: Pelican R40 Personal Utility Ruck Case

Frequent travelers know that there are two challenges that can be tough to overcome while on the road—staying organized and keeping fragile items well protected. The Pelican R40 Personal Utility Ruck Case is designed...

Lowa Alpine SL GTX boot

REVIEW: Lowa Alpine SL GTX Boots

Finding the right mountaineering boot can be a challenge. You need something comfortable to wear for extended periods of time, provides plenty of support, and has a proper fit. The boot needs to be...

Rumpl Original Puffy Blanket

REVIEW: Rumpl Original Puffy Blanket

As a backpacker and camper, sometimes a sleeping bag can be overkill. A lightweight and comfortable quilt can be a much better option during the warmer months. But, as it turns out, that same...

Fox Mainframe helmet

REVIEW: Fox Racing Mainframe MTB Helmet

There once was a time when buying a bike helmet that included MIPS technology meant shelling out a lot of extra cash. MIPS, which stands for Multi-directional Impact Protection System, uses slip-plane technology to...

BioLite AlpenGlow 250

REVIEW: BioLite AlpenGlow 250 Lantern

BioLite continues to deliver useful, well-designed, and thoughtful products with the AlpenGlow 250—a rechargeable lantern for use around the home or while camping. The lamp is lightweight, produces an incredibly bright light, and has...

REVIEW: GRAYL UltraPress Water Filter and Purifier

Anyone who has ever gotten sick from drinking contaminated water while traveling in a foreign country can tell you that it is an experience that you want to avoid at all costs. Nothing will...

Akaso Brave 8

REVIEW: Akaso Brave 8 Action Camera

When most of us hear the term “action cam,” we inevitably think about GoPro. The company singlehandedly created the action camera market and continues to dominate it today, both in sales and technology. But, a...