Author: Michael Ryan

Ask Gearographer: What Do Women Want?

Dear Gearographer, Why can’t my girlfriend tell me what she wants? If I ask where she wants to go to dinner she says, “I don’t care.” If I ask what she wants for Christmas she says “I don’t care.” I’m...

Ask Gearographer: I am not an I.T. guy

Ask Gearographer: I am not an I.T. Guy Dear Gearogapher, I have recently moved back in with my parents and I don’t know how much more I can take; I have become their new “IT” department. “Fix my phone,” they...

Review: Meier “The Doc” All Mountain Downhill Skis

This Glenwood Springs based Colorado Ski Company has named their “The Doc” ski after Glenwood cemetery’s most famous resident. Just like their namesake, Doc Holiday, you can bet on these skis and you will win in the end. Functionality  ★★★★★...

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....

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...

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...

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...

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,...

7 Cool Gadgets You Can Buy Today

The world is full of so many wonders these days. These may not be earth-shattering nor earth-altering gadgets, but they sure are cool. Bicycle Powered USB Charger I don’t know how many times I’ve been riding my bike and thought,...

Review: Icelantic 2017 Sabre 99 Skis

Icelantic is known as arguably Colorado’s most successful new ski company. Their popping graphics and wide- waisted skis can be seen at every mountain these days. What they were thinking with this new Sabre line is the question. Functionality Icelantic...

Review: Volkl 100Eight All Mountain Skis

Functionality The 100 Eights have a super thin edge that will fool you with its stability. The raised ridge down the center adds plenty of stability and control. The thin edges reduce the weight to make this a ski you...

Sawyer Permethrin: Jungle Tested Gear for Your Gear

Permethrin: Jungle Tested Gear for Your Gear When I say “Jungle Tested,” I mean jungle tested. I recently spent several days and nights in the Amazon jungle of southeastern Peru. Not only were we in the jungle, but were right...