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,...

Ask Gearographer: Trash Cans

Dear Gearographer How do you throw out a trashcan? Trashed in Texas   Dear Trashed, Great question; I have one broken down trash can that, like a bad case of herpes, keeps coming back. Every week on trash day for...

Amazing Outdoor Companies in California

California has a lot to offer for everyone under the sun. Between 8 Nationals Parks, the Pacific Ocean, and a multitude of movie stars, California has long since been a destination for outdoor enthusiasts, explorers, and dreamers alike. And within...

Amazing Outdoor Events in April

April is a wonderful month for outdoor events. On one hand, the last good days of winter stick around long enough to enjoy some late season ski events, and on the other, the fresh wind of spring is blowing across...

Gear for the Lightweight Photographer

Think of the classic image of a photographer in the backcountry. It’s some poor soul wearing a nerdy vest crammed with lenses, grunting and sweating under a heavy pack and a giant tripod while everyone else prances around with light...