Get Up on Down

Revolutionary developments aimed at improving the enduring insulation we know as “down fill” are helping make traveling light and staying dry a lot easier. As you consider replacing your old bag with one filled...

Repair Tool Gets Your Zippers Up and Running

Repair Tool Gets Your Zippers Up and Running

The TLDR Version: A simple replacement zipper slider that repairs zippers without tools or sewing. It works great for some applications, but not all. Buy the 3-pack ($24.99). It’s the best deal and will...

Battery Power Simplifies Water Filtering

Field Test ★★★ There are good reasons this is the number one best-selling portable UV purifier of all time. It’s super efficient. But there are a couple of drawbacks to battery-operated water purification systems. One...

Shot Show 2016: Stuff We Liked

Shot Show 2016: Stuff We Liked

Show Show 2016 in Vegas had an awful lot of amazing gear to check out. I strolled through those aisles like a blood hound to find the coolest, sharpest, and most helpful tools for...

Review: Tani’s Thermaluxe Thermal Set

Tani USA’s silky soft Thermaluxe base layers feel good on the outside, and you’ll feel warm and fuzzy on the inside knowing that they’re made of environmentally friendly material consisting of – get this...

Surf Expo Winter 2016: Our Favorite Gear

Surf Expo Winter 2016: Our Favorite Gear

Proof Aluminum Collection MSRP $110-$120 Mid Feb 2016 release Continuing with their line of sustainable sunglasses, Proof has ingeniously developed these recycled aluminum pieces of eyewear. They are polarized and have wood integrated into the...

Our Favorite Gear from CES Vegas 2016

Our Favorite Gear from CES Vegas 2016

Tucker and I took a stroll down to Vegas to check out CES. We explored those nitty gritty depths with one goal in mind: discover the secret gems of CES. There were some absolutely breathtaking...

Review: PACK Gear Backpack Organizer

I happen to travel a lot. In fact I will be out of the state traveling for the next 3 weeks. I just got back from a trip to Colorado and brought this little...

Our Favorite Gear from OR Winter Market 2016

Outdoor Retailer Winter Market moved up three weeks this year to bypass Sundance,  but frustrated a bunch of industry insiders in the process. The show started on January 5th, which meant that marketers had to work...

Review: Mission Workshop Sanction Rucksack

Functionality ★★★★★ I’ve been looking for a decent bike bag for a while. I wanted something that would keep my stuff dry but I also wanted it to be comfortable and I didn’t want it too...

Amazing Outdoor Events Happening in January

Amazing Outdoor Events Happening in January

With another whoosh of flying calendar pages it seems another year has passed us by, and without even a break in the action 2016 is upon us. Lucky for you, with some of the...

Top Gear Picks Under $50 for Adventurists

Looking for some new gear to kickstart your next adventure or as a gift for the hiker, backpacker, backcountry skier or adventurist on your list? Here’s our list of sure-to-please affordable picks. SnowPeak GigaPower Stove $39.95...

Review: Radical Wearable Sleeping Bag

Field Testing Parameters The bag was tested in 18°F, 22°F, 35°F and 65°F ambient outside temperatures. For this report, the results are limited to a five-night backpacking trip involving 25°F temps with 5-10 mph...