Gear Reviews

GSI Outdoors Commuter Java Press Gear Review

GSI Outdoors Commuter Java Press

My initial impression of the GSI Outdoors Commuter Java Press, or shall I say French press was great, visually appealing and I loved the color, nice dark blue nylon exterior wrap with a simple and soft touch. It's a perfect size. Not too big and not too small. I hate going through all of the trouble to make a killer coffee only to do it again so quickly afterwards. Anything close to a typical large coffee is ideal and this hits the spot.

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Holiday Gift Guide 2014: For Cyclists & Commuters

SealLine Urban Shoulder Bag

This gift guide is full of gifts that any commuter or cyclist would love to get. We have included bags, bike and lights to make riding a bike safer and more enjoyable. We made the conscience effort to include a wide price range so everyone could find that perfect gift for the cyclist in their life. 

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9 Best of Show products in the equipment category from the Winter 2015 Outdoor Retailer Show

Brunton Lightwave Amp

Brunton LIGHTWAVE AMP

The LIGHTWAVE AMP features an ultra-bright 400-lumen light when set on maximum brightness, a rechargeable 21,000mAh lithium-ion battery, and integrated Bluetooth controlled lighting and speaker systems. The lighting system on the AMP, controlled by an integrated Bluetooth system driven by Brunton’s B-SYNC app, features SOS and emergency lighting functions. With a RGB colored LED lighting system and the capability to synchronize lights and sounds to music, the lantern has an infinite range of possible settings. A Micro USB input and three USB output ports for phone and tablet charging. The AMP open a new level of convenience to campers, allowing the light to be controlled from a distance or from the tent when the night calls. 

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Fall 2014 Trail Running Gear Guide

Hoka Mafate Speed

Fall is a great time to get out and see the leaves changing colors and to find trails less crowded. But also fall starts to indicate for some of us the end of some trails as the snow starts to creep from the mountain tops towards the valley floors. The products we found in this guide will definitely help you get out and stay warm and safe for the trails ahead of you. 

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30 great products from the 2015 Winter Outdoor Retailer show to look forward to in 2015

 Best of Show: Outdoor Retailer Winter 2015 Market

Each time that I start working on our coverage of the Outdoor Retailer Show I always feel a little overwhelmed. There are so many great products that come out each show and narrowing it down to just a few is always hard. Sometimes I feel like I should include all the products that we see as a team, but in the end always make the decision to highlight some of our favorites. In this Best of Show roundup, we have found 30 products that we are excited about for 2015. We have broken this Best in Show into 3 parts: Apparel, Equipment and Footwear. We hope you find this gear has interesting and innovative as we did.

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Fall 2014 Women's Running Gear Guide

Arcteryx Thaleia Hoody

If some of you women were feeling left out after seeing our fall running gear guide full of gear mainly focused towards men, don't be because here is your own. We have found some great new products that should make your fall training runs more enjoyable. As the weather cools and the daylight dwindles having the right gear truly makes a difference. 

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