Category Archive: Electronics

XShot Sport Pole

XShot Sport Pole Review

The XShot Sport Pole is a selfie stick made for your GoPro, camera, phone or other action cam. These days capturing your outdoor moments has become almost as important as actually participating in them. Everyone knows the old adage of “Pics or it didn’t happen”. Thats where the XShot Sport Pole comes in. With a multisport […]

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Black Diamond Icon Headlamp Review

When you need to see what’s lurking in the darkness there isn’t a better headlamp than the Black Diamond Icon.  This headlamp stands out from the crowd due to several features – its regulated, super bright (200 lumens), has a long battery life and is fully waterproof.  These things provide you the security necessary to depend […]

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Snow Peak Mola Headlamp Review

The Snow Peak Mola headlamp is a very unique headlamp offering that, while providing an interesting look into what could possibly be future headlamp tech, doesn’t quite feel like a finished product with the level of quality I expect from Snow Peak.  On the surface the Mola is a run of the mill 110 lumen […]

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What does “regulated” power mean for headlamps?

Recently I’ve posted a number of headlamp reviews and during my research I learned something about headlamps that I never even though about – regulated power.  Headlamps with regulated power have additional circuitry that provides a consistent flow of electricity to the LED.

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Princeton Tec Vizz Headlamp Review

The Princeton Tec Vizz is a fairly standard headlamp with the exception of its overall max brightness – 165 lumens! I did a double take the first time I read that stat.  Outside the lumen advantage there isn’t much else that makes it stand out.  It has a screw closure for the battery door, adjustable […]

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Black Diamond Storm Headlamp Review

The Black Diamond Storm headlamp is my go to light source for every activity I take part in.  It is super bright (100 lumens), takes 4 AAA batteries, fairly light weight (3.9 oz with batteries), easy single button mode switching, battery meter, fully waterproof to 1 meter, and has a lock mode so it won’t […]

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Black Diamond Spot Headlamp Review

The Black Diamond Spot headlamp is a pretty standard headlamp offering with the exception of its 130 lumen output.  It runs on three AAA batteries and has a fairly solid run time. One thing I don’t like about this headlamp is that it is unregulated – resulting in a pretty considerable lumen drop after 1-2 […]

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Midland Nautico 3 Marine Radio Review

The Midland Nautico 3 Marine radio is a great VHF radio that is easy on the wallet.  It is easy to use, provides quick access to channel 16, has the weather channels built in, has a backlit screen and a bunch of other appreciated features.  The reason I went with this radio over a number […]

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Petzl Tikka RXP Headlamp Review

First off I must say I am blown away by the reactive lighting technology that Petzl has developed and included in the Petzl Tikka RXP headlamp.  It is awesome. I look far away and the brightness almost instantly ramps up.  I look back down at my map and the light is again reduced to the perfect […]

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Delorme InReach Smartphone Communicator Review

The Delorme InReach Smartphone communication beacon is a great device for staying in touch while you are in the backcountry.  It has 3 programmable messages as well as a dedicated SOS button. It also pairs with your smartphone allowing you to send custom messages to people in your phone’s contact list – posting to Twitter, Facebook, or other social […]

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