Category: Reviews

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...

Fox Racing Ridgeway Jacket

REVIEW: Fox Racing Ridgeway Jacket

Simply put, if you’re the kind of mountain bike rider who doesn’t let a little thing like cold weather slow you down, you need the Fox Racing Ridgeway Jacket in your wardrobe. This jacket...

Kokopelli Feather Pump

REVIEW: Kokopelli Feather Pump

The Feather Pump from Kokopelli is a handy piece of gear for paddlers, campers, and backpackers alike. Small and lightweight, it is designed for use not only with the company’s inflatable packrafts and kayaks, but...

BioLite FirePit+

REVIEW: BioLite FirePit+

When the original BioLite FirePit hit the market a few years back, it was lauded for its innovative design and functionality. Amongst those innovations was a unique “x-ray mesh” body that provided optimal viewing...

REVIEW: Goal Zero Sherpa 100AC Power Bank

Anyone who travels with any regularity probably already recognizes the value of carrying a good USB battery pack with them while on the road. Whether you find yourself frequently stranded at the airport, trying...

Matador SEG42 travel pack

REVIEW: Matador SEG42 Travel Pack

If you’re the kind of person who likes to travel light, chances are you probably already recognize the tradeoffs that come with carrying a minimalist pack. Lightweight bags are great for navigating busy airports...

Ridge Merino Hoodie Full Zip

REVIEW: Ridge Merino Wool Hoodie Full Zip

As the warm days of summer start to transition to the cooler days of fall, our outdoor gear needs begin to change as well. It’s time to swap out the shorts and t-shirts in...

Sherpa Gurkhali pant

REVIEW: Sherpa Adventure Gear Gurkhali Travel Pants

Without question, one of the most competitive segments of the outdoor apparel market is hiking and travel pants. Nearly every company that makes outdoor clothing offers their take on the classic trekking trouser, which...

Cobra Road Trip CB

REVIEW: Cobra Road Trip Handheld CB Radio

While modern cellphones have made it easier than ever to stay in contact while on the go, there are still plenty of places where cell coverage remains elusive. Finding a way to communicate while...

Keen Solr Sandal

REVIEW: Keen Solr Sandal

Despite the fact that Keen practically invented the outdoor sandal when it introduced its venerable Newport model nearly two decades ago, the company continues to refine and innovate with its design. This is abundantly...

ZenBivy MotoBed

REVIEW: Zenbivy MotoBed Sleep System

When searching for the right sleeping bag and sleeping pad to accompany us on our backcountry adventures we often find ourselves having to make compromises. Because size and weight are almost always an important...

REVIEW: Bug Botanist Mosquito Repellent Spray

  Bug Botanist Mosquito Repellent Spray is a naturally-derived, DEET-free, mosquito repellent that has been scientifically tested to be safe around kids and pets when used as directed. It contains just 6 essential oils...

REVIEW: USWE Pace 8 Running Vest

You’ve seen them on every serious runner on Strava. You’ve seen them on every “serious” runner on Instagram. Running vests. If you have one, you know what the hype is all about, if you...

REVIEW: Kodiak Skogan Mid Waterproof Hiker

I don’t enjoy shopping for hiking boots. I try them on, they feel good. Then I go for an actual hike and all the flaws come screaming out. Hot spots, sweaty feet, pinching, rubbing,...