Ridiculous Travel Products from SkyMall

Travelers usually have two reading options provided on board an airplane: the safety manual suggesting every way the plane can crash, and the only slightly less horrifying SkyMall catalog. The infamous airline catalog has a long history offering a collection...

Ask Gearographer: Snow Helmets

Dear Gearographer, My wife wants me to wear a helmet on the slopes and I don’t want to. How should I handle this and how can I get her off my back? Helmetless and Happy in California   Dear Happy,...

Gear for Kilimanjaro

As I write this, I am just over a week away from leaving for Africa, where I will be attempting to summit Mt. Kilimanjaro as part of a fund-raising climb led by the good folks at Tusker Trail. The team...

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...

7 Outdoor Businesses to Be Proud Of

The outdoor industry has always been a blend of passion and business: people who love their sport and the places they ply it in, who also have to make a living in an increasingly competitive world. Here are some companies...

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...

Amazing Outdoor Events Happening in February

Cody Ice Climbing Festival, Cody, Wyoming – February 13th–16th The Cody Ice Climbing Festival is returning to Cody, Wyoming for the 17th year of the “Friendliest Little Ice Festival in the Northern Rockies.” And just like climbers with their age,...

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...

The 5 Best Drones Available Today

Its no secret that personal drones have become all the rage recently. Everyone from amateur filmmakers to budding RC pilots seem to be enamored with these tiny aircraft which have given us the ability to capture stunning photos and video...

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...

6 Tips for Staying Dry on the Slopes

Staying dry on the mountain is synonymous with staying comfortable on the mountain. It doesn’t matter how warm you are—if you’re wet, you’re miserable. There are generally two ways to get wet on the mountain: from the inside out, and...

13 Amazing Outdoor Companies in Utah

With 5 National Parks (Zion, Canyonlands, Arches, Bryce Canyon, & Capitol Reef), 43 State Parks, dozens of ski resorts, and a diverse landscape that can make you feel like you’re on a different planet, Utah is every outdoor person’s dream...

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...