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Review: Aspire Anonymous Sunglasses

Incorporating the latest in technology, advanced materials and fashion, Aspire Eyewear offers comfortable, wearable and adjustable eyewear that is distributed exclusively through ClearVision Optical. Aspire Eyewear started just last year and is already making a mark with designs that transcend...

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Surf Expo: Our Favorites from the Show

A couple weekends ago, the Gearographer crew ran all around Surf Expo in Florida searching for the best products to bring back to you guys. We met some pretty rad folks in the Surf/SUP industry and got to try out...

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Ask Gearographer: Feminine Products

Dear Gearographer, I am always willing to pick up stuff for my husband at the store but he won’t return the favor. It doesn’t matter if he needs deodorant, shaving cream or even powder for jock itch; I’m there for him....

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Brand Close-Up: Mountain Standard

The idea behind Mountain Standard, a relative newcomer to the outdoor scene, born and bred out of Boulder, Colorado, is to embrace community and location rather than the fascination on traditional outdoor sports. While Mountain Standard is an outdoor brand,...

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Review: Women’s Eddie Bauer Highline Trail Pro

Functionality  The Highline Trail Pro is loaded with features that make them truly fit for the trails. They strike a perfect balance between keeping your feet dry and comfortable under any conditions, without adding on too much extra weight. The...

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Review: Women’s Arc’teryx Atom SL Hoody

Functionality Late spring, summer, and early fall are considered by many to be the primetime for outdoor adventures – and that’s exactly when the Atom SL comes in handy. It was made to throw on as on outer layer for...

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Review: GSI Outdoors Pinnacle Camper

Functionality When it comes to the functionality of a cook system, there are many different things that you have to look for but ultimately, what it all boils down to (pun intended) is does it cook your food in a...

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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...