Category: Reviews

Review: Outdoor Research Superlayer Jacket

Functionality ★★★★★ Outdoor Research has hit the jack pot with their Superlayer jacket! This jacket is made with an active PirmaLoft insulation which is non-migratory. Which apparently doesn’t just apply to birds. Since the insulation doesn’t move...

Review: Outdoor Technology Kodiak USB Power Bank

Review: Outdoor Technology Kodiak USB Power Bank

Functionality ★★★★★ The Kodiak is a simple, straight forward product designed to store power that can later be used to recharge electronic devices while on the go. It’s large battery is capable of powering smartphones,...

Review: SPRI Braided Xertube Trainer

SPRI is a reputable fitness equipment seller that provides top-quality gear for personal training and gym use. As a personal trainer, I have used SPRI for many years and highly recommend their brand and...

Review: Bolle Everglades model no. 11790

Functionality ★★★★ Bollé has long been a leader in functional, fair-priced eyewear, featuring stylish aesthetics and premium technologies. The Everglades model exemplifies this tradition: The frame is designed with a 60mm eye size, 17mm...

Review: Super.Natural Base Layer

Functionality ★★★★★ When the Super.Natural Base Layer showed up in the office, one of the first things I noticed was its “odor resistant” claims. Sure it’s made of 48 percent anti-stinking merino wool but I was...

Review: A Classic Brain Bucket From Pro-Tec

Functionality★★★★★ If you’re looking for a helmet that has been extensively tested and one that you can trust, look no further. The Pro-Tec Classic FullCut has been being put through its paces for the...

Review: Saxx Blacksheep Long John Fly

If you’re planning on spending some time in the snow this winter, a good pair of long underwear is an absolute must. Gentlemen, behold the ultimate pair of long underwear. They offer the usual...

Review: Anon Optics’ Women’s Galena

  Anon is known for turning out stylish, fashion functional gear that will last many seasons and ensure that you ride safely. Their Galena helmet is no except with its active ventilation, removable liner,...

Review: the Reggie by Saltwood Paddles

Saltwood Paddles, which launched in 2011, makes handcrafted paddles that blend the tradition of wood with high-tech carbon fiber and fiberglass. Aimed at performance paddlers who enjoy rough water and take their equipment seriously,...

Review: RMU CRM Skis

Functionality ★★★★★ Rocky Mountain Underground is known for their craftsmanship and dedication to turning out skis that are not only exceptional pieces of gear, but are also works of art. The Apostle, perhaps their most...

Review: Mountain Hardwear Women’s Sultana Pant

Functionality ★★★★★ I swear these are just as stretchy as yoga pants.  But they are incredibly substantial.  The design is nice and simple without a lot of bells and whistles.  There are no back pockets...

Review: Native Eyewear Haskill

Functionality ★★★★ The Native Eyewear Haskill is the perfect sunglass for chilling at the crag or flying across the country. In short terms, you can do what you want and be who you want when...

Review: Tifosi Podium

Functionality ★★★★★ Tifosi is known for their innovative lens technology and the Podium does an incredible job of showing them off. The Podium doesn’t have much to distract from the lenses because they’re so...

Review: Hiplok Lite

Functionality ★★★★★ As a cyclist, I worry every time I leave my bike somewhere because I don’t want to have to carry a heavy, clunky bike lock when I ride. The good people at Hiplok...

Review: Freebord

Functionality ★★★★ If you’re a snowboarder, you understand how frustrating it is this time of year when all you want to do is be on your board, shredding powder but there isn’t any snow. The...

Review: Sierra Designs DriDown Hoody

In the realm of outdoor gear, synthetic insulation has come a long way over the past two decades. Unfortunately, its warmth to weight ratio remains steep. Down, made from the plumage of geese (premium,...