Category: Roundups and Other Stuff

Protective Gear for the Skater

Mom always told you to suit up in pads and helmet before you started a sidewalk-shredding session, and the older you get, the more you understand why—emergency room visits are costly. But you don’t want to sacrifice style for protection....

Anatomy of an Optic: Binocular Buyers Guide

Why Carry Binoculars? Binoculars enhance your vision. Obviously, this makes it easier to see distant objects, transforming that mountain goat you’re looking at from a white dot to a living, breathing critter with sad black eyes and a beard blowing in...

The Best Gear For Lighting Up Your Campsite

Whether you’re cozying up inside your tent with a good book, lighting up grounds while setting up a tent or hiking a dark trail, these 5 light-gear options will make sure you’ve got the right illumination for all your outdoor needs. MtnGLO Tents ...

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,...

Best Gear For Maintaining Trail Hygiene

Part of going outdoors, as many trail veterans know, is accepting you’ll have little to no access to modern conveniences such as toilets and running water. Many are all too familiar with ending a long slog at a local watering hole,...

Get Up on Down

Revolutionary developments aimed at improving the enduring insulation we know as “down fill” are helping make traveling light and staying dry a lot easier. As you consider replacing your old bag with one filled with hydrophobic—or water resistant—down, it helps...

Battery Power Simplifies Water Filtering

Field Test ★★★ There are good reasons this is the number one best-selling portable UV purifier of all time. It’s super efficient. But there are a couple of drawbacks to battery-operated water purification systems. One has to do with potentially contaminating...

Top Gear Picks Under $50 for Adventurists

Looking for some new gear to kickstart your next adventure or as a gift for the hiker, backpacker, backcountry skier or adventurist on your list? Here’s our list of sure-to-please affordable picks. SnowPeak GigaPower Stove $39.95 This ultra lightweight, compact, powerful and...