Category Archive: Product Review

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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Ally's Bar

Ally’s Bar Energy Bar Review

There is always a new type of bar at the local outdoor store – today’s is Ally’s Bar. It’s a sweet potato based energy bar that boasts its non-gmo, gluten free, organic and vegan ingredients.

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Deuter ACT Zero 50 + 15 Backpack

Deuter ACT Zero 50 + 15 Backpack Review

The Deuter ACT Zero 50 + 15 backpack is the Batman of backpacks. It’s not the backpack I want but it’s the backpack I need. My friends know that when it comes to any single piece of gear my backpack is the thing I’m most picky about. I own roughly 10 various backpacks and of those […]

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Leatherman Leap

Leatherman Leap Multitool Review

The Leatherman Leap is a unique multitool. It’s aimed at children and consequently made “safe”. According to Leatherman “the Leap includes safety locks that keep fingers from the path of the tools, a two-hand opening knife blade for safer deployment, and a secure grip designed to train users to properly and safely operate tools. The […]

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Moon Cheese

Moon Cheese Review

Moon Cheese. That unique delicacy that drove men wild and spurred the space race to new heights. That was until we realized the moon was made of rocks not cheese so we dropped the moon like it was hot never to return. In place of real Moon Cheese we have this stuff. According to the […]

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Prana Zion Pants

Prana Stretch Zion Pant Review

The Prana Stretch Zion pants are, without a doubt, my favorite pants of all time. Not just favorite hiking pants but favorite pants, ever. I’d wear these things all day every day if I could get away with it. They are comfortable, have excellent breathability, work in both hot and cold temperatures, and are super […]

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Deuter ACT Lite 50 + 10 Backpack

Deuter ACT Lite 50 + 10 Backpack Review

The Deuter ACT Lite 50 + 10  is one of Deuter’s flagship lightweight load hauler. Its one the largest lightweight packs they list on their website and it has the goal of providing “lightweight, yet reliable comfort”. To a fair degree Deuter has come through on this front but this pack also isn’t a contender for […]

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Smith Dolen ChromaPop Polarchromic Ignitor Sunglasses

Smith Dolen ChromaPop Polarchromic Ignitor Sunglasses Review

Besides having a mouthful of a name the Smith Dolen ChromaPop Polarchromic Ignitor sunglasses boast a ton of technology that is supposed to provide you with unparalleled visual clarity in a multitude of weather conditions – ranging from overcast to bright sun. I’ve worn a pair for almost a year now and they have secured […]

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REI Traverse 28 Pack

REI Traverse 28 DayPack Review

Recently there has been a trend in daypacks that I fully support – the inclusion of a real frame. The REI Traverse 28 Pack is an example of this new breed of pack. While I appriciate a light load I always prefer a pack that has the ability to carry additional weight when needed. This could be […]

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Adventure Medical Kits Adventure Dog Series Trail Dog Medical Kit

Adventure Medical Trail Dog First Aid Kit Review

Let’s face it – life is better with a dog. But… life can also be very complicated with a dog. This is especially true when they decide to try and eat a porcupine or think that backing an angry animal into a hole is a good idea. I love having a trail companion with me but until recently […]

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