Gear Reviews

Adidas Outdoor Hydro Pro Water Shoe Review

Adidas Outdoor Hydro Pro Water Shoe

There haven’t been a lot of options for a ‘canyoneering’ shoe. We’ve probably all tried the original 5.10 Canyoneer and had problems with the sole coming off. I was excited to see another player throwing their hat in the ring for a canyoneering shoe. I’m picky with what I put on my feet. Canyoning requires a lot out of a shoe from comfort hiking to traction on the rock. Most of my canyoneering is in sandstone canyons in Southern Utah. But I thought I’d put it to the test on a local waterfall in Utah County. For my review I jotted down a few of the considerations I have when looking for a shoe, with a rating 1-5.

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Arc'teryx Acrux FL GTX Approach Shoe Gear Review

Arc'teryx FL GTX approach shoe

Out of the box

You can’t judge a book by its cover, but can you judge a shoe by its box? Maybe when it’s from Arc’teryx. I’ve loved my Arcteryx jacket, I’ve used for years ice climbing. I opened up my pair of Arcteryx Acrux FL GTX Approach Shoes, excited to what they can do. The separate inner liner is a new twist, designed to help keep your foot dry. I just needed to find a wet place to put their claims to the test.

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Fall 2015 Backpacking Gear Guide

Fjallraven Kaipak 58

Fall is a great time to get into the outdoors. The temperatures start to fall and the leaves start to change colors. Backpacking is a great way to see fall and all its beauties up close and personal. As with all outdoor adventures having the right gear can truly make it a better experience. We have found some great gear this year and hope that you will agree. 

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Spring 2015 Cycling/Commuting Gear Guide

Novara Buzz

This guide is full of products to get you out on the road in 2015. If you ride for fun or commute to work, we have found some great new pieces of gear. From a bike trailer to haul the kids to pannier are will keep your drinks cool. Also as spring can be wet we have found some pieces of clothing to help keep you dry this year.

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Father's Day 2015 Gift Guide

Maven B3

We believe all fathers should be celebrated this time of year and we have gathered 30 of our favorite new pieces of gear for 2015 that will make any dad happy. We know that you can't buy love or happiness, but you can bring a great big smile to your dad and show him some appreciation. 

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Spring Car Camping 2015 Gear Guide

Eureka Jade Tent

Car camping is a great way to start the camping season. With spring showers and cooler temperatures, having the bring a few luxury items can make spring camping ore enjoyable. In this guide we have found some of our favorite pieces of gear to 2015 and a couple other from past years. But we are certain you will be able to find that piece of equipment to make your next camping trip great. 

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