Author: Yoon Kim

Outdoor Retailer Summer Market Preview

  Next week, the Gearographer staff will be headed to the world’s biggest toy showcase for outdoorsy grow-ups. That place is none other than Outdoor Retailer Summer Market. We couldn’t hold in our anticipation...

Ask Gearographer: Roomba Vacuums

Dear Gearographer, I was thinking, nice guy that I am, about buying my wife one of those automatic robot vacuums for her upcoming birthday. Do you think they are worth the money? –Not a...

Ask Gearograpker: Tenkara Fishing Rods

Dear Gearographer, I have recently been hearing about Tenkara fishing. Does this really make fly-fishing easier or is it just a fad? Your friend, Fish head from Arkansas Dear Fish head, Tenkara is an...

Ask Gearographer: Bicycle Clothing Ads

Dear Gearographer, Why does it seem everyone riding a bike these days is covered in company logos. Are they all getting paid to advertise? When I jump on the bike path I feel like...

Ask Gearographer: Duct Tape

Dear Gearographer, What is Duct Tape and how did we ever survive without it? Yours truly, Sticky in Florida Dear Sticky, Duct Tape is a gift from the Gods to all of humanity. Okay,...

Dear Gearographer; Men ask for Directions?

Dear Gearographer, With Siri on our phones and Google Maps and MapQuest online, will men ever need to ask for directions again? -Lost in L.A. Dear Lost, Real men never asked for directions before....

Review: DZR Cove

Review: DZR Cove

Functionality ★★★★★ The DZR Cove is an incredible shoe. It not only SPD compatible, but it also doesn’t look like you’re wearing clown shoes if you ride to the store or coffee shop. They are extremely comfortable and...

Pro Bike Courier

Bike messengers in New York don’t have anything on this guy! I want to know where he found a bag big enough to hold all of that stuff. Although it looks like it is...

The Art of Gear Hunting

Avid adventurers with a less than average income can easily become discouraged when walking past the full retail prices at REI or their local ski shop. But who those with a nose for deals,...

Review: Osprey Kode 42 Backpack

Functionality ★★★★ The Osprey Kode 42 Backpack is a beefy and well built pack. It offers everything you need for skiing, snowboard mountaineering, and hut-to-hut trips. It is a very large and versatile pack. If you’re the...

Review: Freewaters Captain

        Functionality ★★★★★ The Freewaters Captain shoes are extremely comfortable. Which is expected because instead of putting one of those uncomfortable soles in the bottom, Freewaters decided to just shove a Thermarest...

Review: Revo Guide Small Sunglasses

Functionality ★★★★★ The Revo Guide Small sunglasses are quickly becoming one of my favorite pairs of sunglasses. They are comfortable, built to last, and they look great. I have lost or broken countless sunglasses due...

5 Outdoor Companies Started by Badasses

The following people were badasses in their respective outdoor sports, but they also found the time to found cool companies. Patagonia / Chouinard Equipment Badass Founder: Yvon Chouinard Chouinard is first on this list...

Review: Vasque Grand Traverse

Functionality ★★★★★ The Grand Traverse shoe by Vasque is a surprisingly rugged approach shoe. They are advertised to push the limits but when you look at them, you don’t really think of an extreme shoe....

Review: JetBoil Sol TI Premium Cooking System

  Functionality ★★★★★ The JetBoil Sol TI Premium Cooking System is everything and more that you could ask for in a rapid water boiling system. It is capable of delivering consistent heat output down to 20°...

Review: Fisherman Eyewear

Functionality ★★★★★ The Fisherman Eyewear Cabana sunglasses could be the cheapest pair of legit polarized glasses I’ve ever found. If you’re the type of person who loses things often, but you still want a high...