Category: Water

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...

Is a Crossover Kayak For You?

Every sport goes through trends and innovations. Sometimes it’s revolutionary: mountain bikes first appeared on the scene in Marin County and created a completely new sport. Big wall gear opened up a whole new climbing world when Warren Harding climbed El...

Review: Nuun Active (New & Improved Formula)

We were introduced to Nuun back in November of 2014 when we declared them one of our favorite outdoor companies in Washington State. When we found out they had a new formula out, we couldn’t wait to try it out!...

Review: Liquid Force, the one PFD to rule them all

I spend a fair amount of time on the river, mostly floating with some alcohol involved—legally of course (and no glass). Here’s my thoughts on this jacket. Functionality ★★★★
 This vest is incredibly comfortable and easy to use. The air-prene fabric on...

Lifestraw: A Must-Have for Backpackers

A relatively new product, Lifestraw is generating a great deal of buzz with backpackers and outdoor lovers, particularly those for whom minimalist hiking is no less than a religion. This lightweight device filters contaminated drinking water making it perfectly safe...

Review: Shark Classic Clip Watch by Freestyle USA

Functionality ★★★★★ The Shark Classic Clip Watch Style:FS84861 is not your average watch. It has these unique features: 100 Meters Waterproof Displays Time/Day/Date  2 Alarms Heat Timer Chronograph Night Vision Backlight HydroPushers Nylon Strap With Quick Clip Not to mention the Shark Clip is...

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: the Reggie by Saltwood Paddles

Saltwood Paddles, which launched in 2011, makes handcrafted paddles that blend the tradition of wood with high-tech carbon fiber and fiberglass. Aimed at performance paddlers who enjoy rough water and take their equipment seriously, Saltwood’s design show serious craftsmanship and...

Review: Bote Drift RealTree Inflatable Paddle Board

Functionality ★★★★ As far as functionality goes, The Drift corners the market. Their inflatable version, weighing in at an ultra-light 26lbs, ensures that you can backpack to secluded mountain lakes or access rivers or ponds that don’t have a beach or...

Review: O’Neill’s Seaside L/S Zip Crew

Functionality ★★★★★ As far as function goes, this rash guard gets the job done in style. Recommended by the Skin Cancer Foundation, this rash guard is rated at 50+ SPF. Not only does this cute surfing and paddle boarding piece of...

Review: Freewaters Captain

        Functionality ★★★★★ The Freewaters Captain shoes are extremely comfortable. Which is expected because instead of putting one of those uncomfortable soles in the bottom, Freewaters decided to just shove a Thermarest camping pad into them. This may...

Review: C4 Waterman iSUP XXL

When considering purchasing a standup paddleboard one must consider the type of water where it will mostly be used. Whether on ocean waves, flat lakes, river whitewater, in between or all of the above, certain paddleboards will perform better than...

Review: Revo Guide Small Sunglasses

Functionality ★★★★★ The Revo Guide Small sunglasses are quickly becoming one of my favorite pairs of sunglasses. They are comfortable, built to last, and they look great. I have lost or broken countless sunglasses due to the fact that they fall...

Review: Fisherman Eyewear

Functionality ★★★★★ The Fisherman Eyewear Cabana sunglasses could be the cheapest pair of legit polarized glasses I’ve ever found. If you’re the type of person who loses things often, but you still want a high quality pair of polarized sunglasses, then...

Review: OluKai Holomua

To start this review, first off I’d like to say that I’m not a big sandal guy. I own several pairs of sandals but I don’t wear them often for various reasons. Here’s why I converted.  Functionality ★★★★★ Again, I’m not...