Author: Gearographer Staff

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....

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: POC Fornix Ski and Board Helmet

The POC Fornix helmet was not only comfortable and functional, it matched my jacket perfectly. At least that’s what I was told; I am slightly color-blind. Most folks I know who wear helmets claim they would feel naked without them...

Fly Fishing Must Haves for December

Any fly fisherman can tell you how quickly a pair of baby makers will shrink when winter water seeps into waders. We’ve spent enough days waist deep in icy H20 to know how that feels. The tail end of brown spawning...

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Ask Gearographer: New Skis

Dear Gearographer I really want some new skis this year. I don’t need them but I want them. How do I convince my wife this is a necessary expense? –Anxious in Utah   Dear Anxious, How do you usually persuade...

Review: Rothco MOLLE Tactical Briefcase

I’ve had an old shoulder bag for years now and it’s served me well, but alas, it’s time for a new one. This time I figured I’d go for something a little sturdier than a shoulder bag—something I could beat...

Review: Native Eyewear Haskill

Functionality ★★★★ The Native Eyewear Haskill is the perfect sunglass for chilling at the crag or flying across the country. In short terms, you can do what you want and be who you want when you rock these shades. Our only...

Dear Gearographer: Fitness Equipment

Dear Gearographer, Every garage sale I’ve been to has work-out stuff like a weight bench, a treadmill or an elliptical machine in the yard. I was thinking of starting to work out; do you think I should buy used fitness...

Review: Tifosi Podium

Functionality ★★★★★ Tifosi is known for their innovative lens technology and the Podium does an incredible job of showing them off. The Podium doesn’t have much to distract from the lenses because they’re so simple. Tifosi made it possible to...

Ask Gearographer: Snowblowers

Dear Gearographer, I‘m seriously considering buying a snow blower for the coming winter. Which ones would you suggest? Expecting the worse in Buffalo Dear Expecting Might I suggest a different tack? Contact these manufacturers: Toro, Ariens, Husqvarna, Craftsman and Troy-Bilt...

Interbike 2014 Best of Show

Interbike 2014 Best of Show

Now that Interbike 2014 is over and we’ve had to chance to recover from that hauntingly abnormal place known as Las Vegas, we can look back and appreciate all of the rad new gear we saw. From electric carbon fatbikes...

Northwest Arkansas, a Mountain Biking Gem

I’ve always known that the trails in Northwest Arkansas (NWA) are top notch. I’ve met people who have come from places like Colorado, Wyoming and California—places with “good” mountain biking, and rave about the trails here. Sometimes in conversation, I’ll...

Ask Gearographer: Is Jewelry Gear?

Dear Gearographer, Is jewelry considered gear? My husband and I have been fighting over this for months. He spends all his extra cash on fishing and hunting gear, yet says it’s a waste to buy me jewelry. I say jewelry...

Review: Dual Eyewear AV1 Bifocal Sunglasses

Functionality ★★★★ As far as sunglasses, the AV1 does what they’re designed to do, they shade your eyes from the sun. Although I think that the bifocal lenses should be an option and not part of every pair of their glasses....