Category: Reviews

Review: Spy Bravo Snow Goggles

Luckily, not for me but for this review, the day I took the Spy Bravos out for a test drive was cloudy, with flat light and occasional teases of sunshine. Functionality ★★★★★ These goggles are very extremely comfortable as they are...

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...

Review: SkiLogik Howitzer BC Skis

The SkiLogik Howitzer BC skis cut through the crud, floated on the powder, and were stable on the flats. Yes, it was a widely variable day on the mountain. SkiLogik is based out of Breckenridge, Colorado and makes skis using Black Locust...

Review: Icebreaker Sprite Racerback Sports Bra

Functionality: ★★★★★ My old running and yoga sports bras just weren’t cutting it on my winter mountain adventures. Despite being made from so-called sweat wicking fabrics, they clung onto moisture, leaving me wet and cold after hikes or particularly aggressive powder...

Sneak Peek: Kokatat Idol Drysuit

Kokatat watersports wear, the Arcata, CA-based kayaking drysuits and technical paddling apparel, seeks to revolutionize the drysuit market with the Gore-Tex Idol, a two-piece drysuit that can also be worn in its component parts. “We believe this new concept will...

Review: MindShift rotation180 Panorama Pack

Functionality: ★★★★ Designed with the action sports photographer in mind, the rotation180 Panorama comes with all the bells and whistles: a camera storage area with Velcro inserts, a hydration pocket, a designated spot for your tripod, room for extra gear and...

Review: Simms G4 Boa Boot

A good pair of boots can make for a great day on the water or a terrible experience. Although pretty funky looking, Simms has created the new G4 BOA Boot that excels in both durability and comfort. Functionality ★★★★★ Simms...

Review: Aether Anorak

Functionality ★★★★★ If you type the word “Anorak” into a Greenlandic translator, the definition that you find is, “a waterproof jacket, typically with a hood, of a kind originally used in polar regions.” and I can’t think of any better way...

Review of Fisher Space Pen M4B

I, like most people, carry a camera everywhere I go. Bouncing along in the same pocket though, is a marvel of both modern and ancient technology, a weapon of mass creation, and something everyone should carry at all times—an ink...

Review: Vasque Arrowhead Ultradry Boot

Functionality ★★★★★ Whether you’re an Arctic adventurer or backyard winter explorer the Vasque Arrowhead Ultradry boot will not only keep your feet ultra dry but also ultra warm. There is nothing worse than wet socks on a cold day. Fortunately,...

Review: Dakine Women’s Covert Glove

Dakine is an outdoor backpack and gear brand that produces gear mainly for alternative sports such as snowboarding, surfing, biking and skating. Avid cyclists know a quality glove is essential to keep hands warm during cooler climates while maintaining grip...

Review: Thule’s First Rolling Snowboard Bag

Whether you fly in or live close, getting your gear safely to the slope is required. Doing it in style is a plus. Thule’s new RoundTrip Double Snowboard Roller and Backpack make it all happen. Functionality ★★★★ The 900D polyester tarpaulin...

Review: Outdoor Research Superlayer Jacket

Functionality ★★★★★ Outdoor Research has hit the jack pot with their Superlayer jacket! This jacket is made with an active PirmaLoft insulation which is non-migratory. Which apparently doesn’t just apply to birds. Since the insulation doesn’t move around or clump up in the...

Review: Outdoor Technology Tuis Wireless Headphones

Outdoor Technology is a company that specializes in making products that are designed to enhance our lives, whether we’re at home, traveling abroad, or camping in the backcountry. Their gadgets are designed to be durable, dependable, and perform exceedingly well,...

Review: Outdoor Technology Kodiak USB Power Bank

Review: Outdoor Technology Kodiak USB Power Bank

Functionality ★★★★★ The Kodiak is a simple, straight forward product designed to store power that can later be used to recharge electronic devices while on the go. It’s large battery is capable of powering smartphones, digital cameras, GPS devices, and even...

Review: SPRI Braided Xertube Trainer

SPRI is a reputable fitness equipment seller that provides top-quality gear for personal training and gym use. As a personal trainer, I have used SPRI for many years and highly recommend their brand and the Braided Xertubing. Functionality ★★★★★ Functionality is...