Category: Water

REVIEW: Sensi Graves Alexa Top

Design/Aesthetics ★★★★ I was originally attracted to Sensi Graves because of their unique prints and fun combinations. This is a brand that has not forgotten the importance of making swimwear that is both attractive...

[Review] Patagonia Middle Fork Packable Waders

Functionality: 4 Words like “packable” and “lightweight” sometimes carry the connotation of being less functional. Patagonia turned that notion on its head. These waders carry an easily-adjustable, drop-down, suspender system that allows for quick...

REVIEW: Catalyst Waterproof Phone Case

[wp-review id=”8074″] Waterproof cases are all the rage, because I mean they’re waterproof right?  It all started with Otterbox and then slowly transitioned to Lifeproof in my everyday life. We drop things. It’s a...

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: 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: Liquid Force, the one PFD to rule them all

I spend a fair amount of time on the river, mostly floating with some alcohol involved—legally of course (and no glass). Here’s my thoughts on this jacket. Functionality ★★★★
 This vest is incredibly comfortable and easy...

Lifestraw: A Must-Have for Backpackers

A relatively new product, Lifestraw is generating a great deal of buzz with backpackers and outdoor lovers, particularly those for whom minimalist hiking is no less than a religion. This lightweight device filters contaminated...

Review: Shark Classic Clip Watch by Freestyle USA

Functionality ★★★★★ The Shark Classic Clip Watch Style:FS84861 is not your average watch. It has these unique features: 100 Meters Waterproof Displays Time/Day/Date  2 Alarms Heat Timer Chronograph Night Vision Backlight HydroPushers Nylon Strap With Quick Clip...

Sneak Peek: Kokatat Idol Drysuit

Kokatat watersports wear, the Arcata, CA-based kayaking drysuits and technical paddling apparel, seeks to revolutionize the drysuit market with the Gore-Tex Idol, a two-piece drysuit that can also be worn in its component parts....

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: Bote Drift RealTree Inflatable Paddle Board

Functionality ★★★★ As far as functionality goes, The Drift corners the market. Their inflatable version, weighing in at an ultra-light 26lbs, ensures that you can backpack to secluded mountain lakes or access rivers or ponds...

Review: O’Neill’s Seaside L/S Zip Crew

Functionality ★★★★★ As far as function goes, this rash guard gets the job done in style. Recommended by the Skin Cancer Foundation, this rash guard is rated at 50+ SPF. Not only does this cute...

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: C4 Waterman iSUP XXL

When considering purchasing a standup paddleboard one must consider the type of water where it will mostly be used. Whether on ocean waves, flat lakes, river whitewater, in between or all of the above,...

Review: Hillsound Super Armadillo Nano Gaiters

Review: Hillsound Super Armadillo Nano Gaiters

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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...

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...