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Outdoor Retailer: Best and Brightest (Pun Intended)

Another Outdoor Retailer has come and gone. We drank beer, met a few of our heroes (and could not keep our cool), and hung out with some of the biggest names in the Outdoor Industry all under one roof. But most importantly,...

Brand Close-Up: Kush Climbing

The outdoor industry is starting to embrace sustainability, recycled materials, and environmentally friendly manufacturing techniques. Denver based Kush Climbing was founded by husband and wife team Kyle and Kim Vines to produce hand-made crash pads and climbing bags utilizing 100%...

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Protective Gear for the Skater

Mom always told you to suit up in pads and helmet before you started a sidewalk-shredding session, and the older you get, the more you understand why—emergency room visits are costly. But you don’t want to sacrifice style for protection....

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Ask Gearographer: Tent Size

Dear Gearographer, I want to buy a camping tent to sleep my wife and I and our two young kids. I don’t know what size tent I need. They all say “Sleeps 2-4” or “4-6” What size would you recommend...

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Review: Balega Quarter Socks

Functionality Reinforced cushioned heels and toes make for a very comfortable (and durable) socks. Both models feature a seamless but structured ultralight arch support panel. Like the proprietary “Sensitive Rib” ankle bands are a feature that help keep your socks...

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Review: Sierra Designs Elite Cagoule and Elite Chaps

Functionality Protection, breathability and packability are the very definition of functionality when it comes to this raingear combo. Bypassing the usual high-tech waterproof/breathable membrane with vents design, Sierra Design focused on simplicity and airflow. For both the ¾ length pullover...

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Review: Stetson Safari Hat

I’m a fly fishing guide in Northwest Arkansas. I spend probably 100 days a year on the water. In the summer, I get major farmers tan around my neck and a sunglass tan around my eyes. Then I ran into...

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Review: Liberty Origin Skis

Supposedly started with some big winnings from the craps tables in Vegas, Liberty has gone on to win accolades around the world for their bamboo core creations and other innovations. The Liberty series, started in 2016 and is a Big...

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Review: Green Goo 100% All Natural Care and Repair Formulas

  Functionality Skin is a complex system designed to protect the internal body against external damage (pathogens, bacteria) and to regulate body heat, among other things. Although there are many variables, some chemicals can and do penetrate beyond the epidermis...

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An Outdoors Embrace is A Women’s Place

It’s seems like a cliché to say at this point: “You go, girl!” But at Gearographer, we think it bears repeating over and over. As Kristin Hostetter, the former long-time gear editor at Backpacker Magazine recently wrote, things are picking...

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National Hardware Show 2016: The Coolest Gear

Last week the Gearographer crew took a little adventure over to Las Vegas to attend the National Hardware Show. At the show you can find everything in the world of home improvement. We came to explore the “outdoor improvement” niche, and this is what...

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Ask Gearographer: Loaning Tools

Dear Gearographer, I have a neighbor who keeps borrowing my tools. I don’t mind lending them out but if I even ever get them back they are dirty or broken. What do you suggest I do? Broken Tool in Toledo...

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Review: Caravan SB 100 Skis

The Caravan tent at the SIA Demo Days at Copper Mountain was set away from the big area of manufacturers’ spaces and located with just a couple other tents over by the lift. With what we’ve seen of his skis,...

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Review: Citizen Eco-Drive Promaster Altichron

Functionality When you first receive the Citizen Eco-Drive Altichron, you take the top off of what is best described as a “canister,” and you are greeted with a beautifully complex watch face wrapped in titanium and glass. The business on the face is a bit overwhelming...