Gear Reviews

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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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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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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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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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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