Category: Reviews

REVIEW: Orsden Slope Jacket

[wp-review id=””] Orsden is new on the scene and we had a chance to test out their debut Slope Jacket. The name “Orsden” comes from a French mythological snow bear. “Our mythical snow bear...

Is a Crossover Kayak For You?

Every sport goes through trends and innovations. Sometimes it’s revolutionary: mountain bikes first appeared on the scene in Marin County and created a completely new sport. Big wall gear opened up a whole new climbing...

REVIEW: Merrell Men’s Solo

[wp-review id=”7992″] The Merrell Solo shoes are outstanding! They held up and performed great on a 10 mile hike in the rugged West Maui Mountains. Five stars for fit, durability, traction, stability, and overall. Crazy...

Review: MSR FreeLite 2 Tent

[wp-review id=”7970″] Functionality  ★★★★ My first impression of the MSR FreeLite tent was how small and packable it was. Weighing in at just 2 lbs 2 oz (although I think that’s an optimistic measurement), it...

Review: Nuun Active (New & Improved Formula)

[wp-review id=””] We were introduced to Nuun back in November of 2014 when we declared them one of our favorite outdoor companies in Washington State. When we found out they had a new formula...

Review: Black Diamond ReVolt Headlamp

[wp-review id=”7181″] Functionality ★★★★★ With headlamps, there are only three features that matter: what kind of light they can emit, how brightly they emit it, and how long they can last (battery). The ReVolt is...

Review: Aspire Anonymous Sunglasses

[wp-review id=”7766″] Incorporating the latest in technology, advanced materials and fashion, Aspire Eyewear offers comfortable, wearable and adjustable eyewear that is distributed exclusively through ClearVision Optical. Aspire Eyewear started just last year and is...

Review: Women’s Eddie Bauer Highline Trail Pro

[wp-review id=”7661″] Functionality  The Highline Trail Pro is loaded with features that make them truly fit for the trails. They strike a perfect balance between keeping your feet dry and comfortable under any conditions,...

Review: Women’s Arc’teryx Atom SL Hoody

[wp-review id=”7653″] Functionality Late spring, summer, and early fall are considered by many to be the primetime for outdoor adventures – and that’s exactly when the Atom SL comes in handy. It was made...

Review: GSI Outdoors Pinnacle Camper

[wp-review id=”7154″] Functionality When it comes to the functionality of a cook system, there are many different things that you have to look for but ultimately, what it all boils down to (pun intended)...

Brand Close-Up: Kush Climbing

The outdoor industry is starting to embrace sustainability, recycled materials, and environmentally friendly manufacturing techniques. Denver based Kush Climbing was founded by husband and wife team Kyle and Kim Vines to produce hand-made crash...

Review: Balega Quarter Socks

[wp-review id=”7155″] Functionality Reinforced cushioned heels and toes make for a very comfortable (and durable) socks. Both models feature a seamless but structured ultralight arch support panel. Like the proprietary “Sensitive Rib” ankle bands...