10 Amazing Outdoor Companies in Minnesota

Minnesota, also known as the land of 10,000 lakes, is a well-endowed adventure state. That’s because with such attractions as Voyageurs National Park, The Boundary Waters, and enough bike trails to wear out your handlebars, the fun doesn’t stop in...

Review: Ryders Caliber Sunglasses

Functionality ★★★★ When I first put on the Ryders Caliber sunglasses, I immediately noticed how bright they made everything. The lenses are advertised as brown but when you put them on, they tint your world in a shade of yellow which...

6 Weird Ski Ads

While most of you are ecstatic that the sun is shining and warm breezes are blowing, some of us can’t wait for the sun to go to bed earlier, the temperatures to drop, and the snow to start falling. With...

Review: Keen UNEEK Sandals

Comfort and durability. It is hard to get both of these in a sandal. Most sandals try and do one or the other, but the Keen UNEEK tries to bridge that gap. How successful is another thing entirely. Functionality ★★ The UNEEK tries...

Amazing Events Happening in June

June is upon us and that means sweet summer smells, late sunsets and early mornings, and a calendar full of adventure activities. It’s a special time of year where mountain bike trails beckon its users, snow can still be found...

Ask Gearographer: Boy’s Only Camping

Dear Gearographer, My friends do a men-only camping trip every year and I want to go. My wife wants to go too and I can’t seem to talk her out of it. She claims if we’re not doing anything wrong,...

10 Awesome Kickstarters to Check Out in May

  Since Kickstarter.com hit the web-o-sphere in 2009, over 8.6 million people have pledged more than 1.7 billion dollars, effectively funding over 85,000 different creative and independent projects in the process. The projects vary from culinary creations to breakthroughs in...

The Perfect Car-Camping Kitchen

Car camping might not be as “extreme” as a 14-day climb up El Capitan or a five month journey on the Pacific Crest Trail, but there is one definite advantage of packing up the vehicle and utilizing the trunk space,...

Review: Cotopaxi Kumari Ski Jacket

For this test, I took the Kumari out on the slopes in Utah (Alta and Snowbird) as well as in Colorado (Copper Mountain). Conditions varied from mid 50s spring-like slush to near 0, icy wind. A few months later, I took fly...

Amazing Outdoor Events in May

May is upon us and bringing nice weather across the country. With things coming into full bloom, often including work and life schedules, there is no better time of the year to take a moment, find yourself, and do something...

Review: Showers Pass Rogue Hoodie

Functionality: ★★★★★ The Rogue Hoodie is the ideal outer layer for the spring and fall months. The three-layer waterproof softshell Artex material means that this jacket will keep you nice and dry, while still being flexible enough to move around in,...