Review: Thermarest Honcho Poncho with Cocona 37.5

I wore the Honcho Poncho while fishing for small mouth bass on Island Lake in Minnesota. The Honcho Poncho is this kind of weird looking water resistant blanket-poncho thing made with Cocona 37.5. My buddies were completely soaking wet, even...

Gear Review: Five Ten Eddy Watershoe

It’s almost July and the dirty south is heating up. Being from Arkansas means that summertime is water time. I had a chance to review a pair of the Five Ten Eddys while on a canoe trip with some buddies....

Flying Tents: The Next Big Thing in Camping

A treehouse you can fold up in a backpack and take anywhere. Not gonna lie, I turned into a 22-year-old kid after checking out the offerings from Tentsile. I met the Tentsile guys at Deer Valley during PressCamp (http://www.presscamp.com/), and...

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Portable Gear For the Mountain Photographer

Mountain photography presents two impossible demands. You don’t want to haul heavy camera gear up a peak if you can avoid it: it will make the hike less fun and slow you down. Mountains are tough to photograph though and...

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...

Our Favorite Gear from Housewares Show 2017

The goal of many outdoor gear companies is to find what works well inside, and make it portable to work well outside. Tents are portable version of a house, sleeping bags a portable version of a bed, and so on....

Kickstarter: March 2017 Edition

  Bit Bar: The Pocket Friendly EDC Screwdriver Ends: Tuesday, April 18, 2017 Featuring a full-size handle and the ability to store it anywhere, the Bit Bar™ was made to be passed down through the generations. Including a magnet push...

REVIEW: Catalyst Waterproof Phone Case

Waterproof cases are all the rage, because I mean they’re waterproof right?  It all started with Otterbox and then slowly transitioned to Lifeproof in my everyday life. We drop things. It’s a fact of life unfortunately. I personally, like to...

REVIEW: Farm to Feet Hiking Socks

Farm to Feet is an All-American company with the single goal of creating the world’s best wool socks by exclusively using American materials, manufacturers and workers. Farm to Feet goes a step further by sourcing all of it’s point-of-view displays...

REVIEW: Allen Sports Atocha Folding Bike

Functionality  ★★★★ There are three key questions when judging the functionality of a folding bike: how much does it weight, how small does it pack down to, and is it easily ridable? Weighing in at just 29 lbs, the Atocha isn’t the most radical lightweight...

Review: Osprey WAYPOINT 80 Travel Pack

Two weeks in Spain and we took mostly public transportation while there. We tested it on environments like getting on trains, bus stations, train stations, hotel to hotel and using a taxis. We traveled around mostly city terrain. Barcelona, Seville,...

REVIEW: Orsden Slope Jacket

Orsden is new on the scene and we had a chance to test out their debut Slope Jacket. The name “Orsden” comes from a French mythological snow bear. “Our mythical snow bear possesses a unique combination of toughness and playfulness...