Gear Reviews

18+ Holiday Gifts for the tech savvy adventurer


Finding that perfect gift for someone that loves technology can be hard to do, so we tried to do some of the work for you. This gift guide is full of great gifts for those that think technology is king. You will find gifts that are perfect for the fitness buff to the adventure traveler and something for those in between. 

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. 

Klymit Splash 25 Pack - Kickstarter

If you know anything about Klymit, you know that they make great inflatable products, like sleeping pads. With this experience they design and built the Splash 25 dry pack. They have now launched a Kickstarter campaign to bring this backpack to market. The Splash 25 is a lightweight, waterproof pack featuring Klymit’s signature Air Frame Technology. The Kickstarter campaign is scheduled to run November 30th. 

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. 

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.

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.