Gear Reviews

Spring 2014 Camping Gear Guide

Gerber Freescape Knife

One of the best things about spring camping is cool nights and toasty sleeping bags. In this gear guide we have found some great products to help you sleep better and have a more enjoyable time camping this spring. We have included a few items that will help those people who can't leave their technology home, but we have also found a great game to keep the kids busy while back in camp. We are also giving away a Gerber Freescape Camp Kitchen Knife to one lucky reader. Read to find out how to enter to win.

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Spring 2014 Travel Gear Guide

ebags TLS Professional Slim Laptop Bag

One of the hardest things to narrow down for our travel gear guides are all the great packs and bags for traveling, with so many great products out there and options for every type of traveler. Having the right bag can make all the difference when traveling. We have also included great travel shoes, a water bottle that filter, a solar charger so you can always have power and much more. Safe travels!

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Spring 2014 Hiking Gear Guide

Wolverine Alto

Spring is a great time to get out hiking if you are prepared for spring run off to spring showers and having the right gear to keep you dry will make all the difference. This gear guide is full of some of our favorite picks for Spring 2014 hiking gear. From waterproof boots to a great snack, this gear guide has you covered from head to toe for your next hiking adventure. For all the ladies some of this gear comes in women's as well, but check back soon as we are posting a women specific hiking gear guide later this week. Also we have partnered with Wolverine to giveaway a pair of Alto hikers to one lucky winner. Read on to learn more.

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Best of Outdoor Retailer Show: Winter 2014

Best of the Outdoor Retailer Show

I have been going to the Outdoor Retailer show for over 15 years now and I am always on the look out for some innovative and new products. A couple years ago we decided to start giving out awards to the companies that have produced great gear. One of the hardest things about giving out awards is trying to decide what makes it and what doesn't. And this year was no exception. We have pick 14 new products that are either currently available or will be available later this year.

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Tailgate Industries NINER goggle case review

Tailgate Industries NINER goggle case

The first thing that came to mind when seeing the NINER goggle case was how simple the design was yet how practical. I think most of us know how important it is to have goggles when on the slopes or in the backcountry, and because of this protecting them is essential. The NINER case is a great solution to protecting your goggles without a lot of bulk. 

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Editor's Choice 2013 Gear

Each year we like to reflect on some of the great gear that we are able to test and review. 2013 was a great year full of great gear. The gear that qualified for Editor's Choice was gear that we would reach for time after time when heading out. It ranged from a backpacking stove to a jogging stroller. We hope that you find the gear below as useful as we did.

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