Category: Reviews

Stuff I Liked at Outdoor Retailer + Snow Show 2018

  Outdoor Retailer + Snow Show 2018 was the first of (hopefully) many experiences I have with the Outdoor Industry at large. It was incredible to see the sheer scale of the industry, learn from some of its most forward...

SHOT Show 2018: Some of My Favorite Gear

SHOT Show is the world’s largest gun trade show. While the 630,00 square foot convention center is filled to the brim with tactical and military gear there is also a plethora of hunting, fishing and general outdoors gear. We spent...

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  ★★★★★...

Review: Ryders Roam Fyre Sunglasses

In today’s age, the mountain biking industry is chock full of eyewear options for cyclists who need to protect their eyeballs from the sun’s harmful rays. Ryders, hailing from Canada, is no slouch when it comes to providing innovative eyewear...

Review: Victorinox Pioneer Nespresso Swiss Army Knife

You’d be hard pressed to find a more iconic or more loved outdoor tool than the Swiss Army Knife. In fact, you probably have one sitting in your glove box right now, right? Victorinox is the lead dog (technically, they...

Review: Jack Wolfskin Backpack

Review: Jack Wolfskin Backpack

I’m not a huge fan of laptop style backpacks because, well, I’m not in school anymore and my wife thinks I look like a boyscout when I where them. But this little backpack is different. Because this backpack helped me...

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...

mountain photography

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....

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,...