Review: REI Half Dome 2

Functionality ★★★★ The REI Half Dome functions perfectly in all three seasons and stands up to wind and rain. Though not built for minimalist multi-day backpacking adventures, this 5lb 2oz tent is fairly lightweight and perfect for primitive or site camping...

The Best Strollers for Runners

When you welcome a little one into your family, things change. That much is inevitable. But not everything has to change—your running, for instance. Instead of hanging up those running shoes for, oh, say the next 13 years, invest a...

This Week in Outdoor Policy – July 25th

What good is new gear if you don’t have anywhere outdoors to go and use it? Tom Flynn tracks policy related to recreation and conservation for the Outdoor Alliance. On Fridays, he summarizes the week’s top outdoor policy related headlines. With questions, news...

Ask Gearographer: Roomba Vacuums

Dear Gearographer, I was thinking, nice guy that I am, about buying my wife one of those automatic robot vacuums for her upcoming birthday. Do you think they are worth the money? –Not a Clue from Idaho   Dear Not...

Winning the Race: Interview with Courtney Atkinson

2 time Olympian and Red Bull connoisseur, Courtney Atkinson talked with us about his career and what he plans to do next. Here’s what he had to say: Josh Campbell: When and how did you get started doing Triathlons? Courtney...

Riding the Wave: Interview with Kai Lenny

We managed to catch pro surfer Kai Lenny when he wasn’t in the water. He is everything you would expect and more from a guy who’s name literally means “Ocean.” Here’s what he had to say: Josh Campbell: I read...

Ask Gearograpker: Tenkara Fishing Rods

Dear Gearographer, I have recently been hearing about Tenkara fishing. Does this really make fly-fishing easier or is it just a fad? Your friend, Fish head from Arkansas Dear Fish head, Tenkara is an ancient Japanese method of fishing using...

Review: Camp Tricam Evo

Functionality ★★★★★ The Tricam got its name from the unique design which combines three different pieces of gear in one compact tool. The Tricam Evo is the transformer of the climbing world. It can be a passive cam, an active cam,...

Ask Gearographer: Bicycle Clothing Ads

Dear Gearographer, Why does it seem everyone riding a bike these days is covered in company logos. Are they all getting paid to advertise? When I jump on the bike path I feel like I’ve joined the peloton in the...

Review: Photo Sport Sling 100 AW

When function and fashion meet, the result end in the Lowepro Photo Sport AW Series. Photographers can choose from one of two colors, orange and black. The best feature includes the multi-weather function layer and the ability to use the...

How to Break in Your New Bike

Step 1: Check all of the parts on the bike before your first ride to make sure that they aren’t broken. Step 2: Ride off loading dock. If you follow these two easy steps, you bike will be broken-in in...

Review: Swaygo Pack

  Functionality ★★★★★ The Swaygo pack is a favorite of cavers who spend most of their time in very wet and muddy situations. Every member of the Indiana Speleological Survey crew owns one and it is not uncommon to see a...

Review: Wicked Audio Heist

Functionality ★★★ The Wicked Audio Heist is an interesting headphone because it has a unique feature that allows you to share your music with your friends and all they have to do is plug in their headphones into the Heist’s...

Top Hiking Shoes for Women

Hiking season is in full bloom and time to head to the outdoors. Keep your feet protected with all-wheel drive quality hiking shoes to keep feet health, happy and secure. During the work week, women squish and squash their feet...