Category: Reviews

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: Black Diamond ReVolt Headlamp

Functionality ★★★★★ With headlamps, there are only three features that matter: what kind of light they can emit, how brightly they emit it, and how long they can last (battery). The ReVolt is practically the mutli-tool of headlamps, with 3 versatile...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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%...

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...

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...

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...

Review: Green Goo 100% All Natural Care and Repair Formulas

  Functionality Skin is a complex system designed to protect the internal body against external damage (pathogens, bacteria) and to regulate body heat, among other things. Although there are many variables, some chemicals can and do penetrate beyond the epidermis...

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,...

Review: Citizen Eco-Drive Promaster Altichron

Functionality When you first receive the Citizen Eco-Drive Altichron, you take the top off of what is best described as a “canister,” and you are greeted with a beautifully complex watch face wrapped in titanium and glass. The business on the face is a bit overwhelming...

Review: Buck Products KnappSack

Functionality The KnappSack by Buck Products is overall a very stylish and practical bag. Roll it all the way down and hook it closed and you’re set to carry just the essentials. Stuff it full and extend the over-strap closure to really max...

Review: Burton Starsha Mittens for Women

Colorful, light-weight, and performance perfect, Burton’s Starsha Mittens are a girl’s best friend on blue-bird days, and can even become your go-to gloves for those sub-0 dead-of-winter days if coupled with a thin liner. Perfect for ski gals sticking to...