Review: Bote Drift RealTree Inflatable Paddle Board

Functionality ★★★★ As far as functionality goes, The Drift corners the market. Their inflatable version, weighing in at an ultra-light 26lbs, ensures that you can backpack to secluded mountain lakes or access rivers or ponds that don’t have a beach or...

Best Energy Bars for Hiking

As any seasoned hiker will tell you, not all energy bars created equal. Some are nutrient-dense, whole food powerhouses whereas others are essentially sugary candy bars dressed up in sporty packaging. When choosing a bar to take on the trails,...

Best Bike Trailers

Whether you’re hauling kids, gear, or even your four-legged friend, you’re going to want a bike trailer that’s up to the job. Something that’s safe, reliable, and doesn’t throw you off your cycling game. Before heading out on the open...

Review: Triple Aught Designs Ranger Hoodie

Functionality ★★★★★ The Ranger Hoodie from Triple Aught Designs is one of the most versatile hoodies on the market. It is designed to be exactly what you need in any situation. The Ranger Hoodie has pit vents to keep you cool when you’re...

Ask Gearographer: Duct Tape

Dear Gearographer, What is Duct Tape and how did we ever survive without it? Yours truly, Sticky in Florida Dear Sticky, Duct Tape is a gift from the Gods to all of humanity. Okay, if you want the technical definition...

Killing Time with Travis “T-Bone” Turner

Outdoor entertainer, Travis “T-Bone” Turner took some time to talk to us about his long and colorful (actually mostly red) career. Josh Campbell: How did you get your nickname “T-Bone”? Travis Turner: Well I got the name T-Bone back in...

Best, Unique Bike Storage Ideas

You’ve just invested in an amazing bike and already you’re envisioning all the fun you’ll have, just you and your two-wheeled steed. Before you get too excited, you need to think about where you’re going to house your new ride,...

Review: O’Neill’s Seaside L/S Zip Crew

Functionality ★★★★★ As far as function goes, this rash guard gets the job done in style. Recommended by the Skin Cancer Foundation, this rash guard is rated at 50+ SPF. Not only does this cute surfing and paddle boarding piece of...

Dear Gearographer; Men ask for Directions?

Dear Gearographer, With Siri on our phones and Google Maps and MapQuest online, will men ever need to ask for directions again? -Lost in L.A. Dear Lost, Real men never asked for directions before. Like me, if most men made...

Review: DZR Cove

Review: DZR Cove

Functionality ★★★★★ The DZR Cove is an incredible shoe. It not only SPD compatible, but it also doesn’t look like you’re wearing clown shoes if you ride to the store or coffee shop. They are extremely comfortable and you would never guess just from...

This Week in Outdoor Policy – June 20th

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. Most Fridays, he summarizes the week’s top outdoor policy related headlines. With questions, news...

Eco-Friendly Yoga Mats

Yogis are earth-friendly gurus who pride their egos when using sustainable gear and eating organic food. And they should be proud as eco-friendly mats do not contain harsh chemicals but rather incorporate recycled elements.  Manufacturers are producing yoga mats with...

Pro Bike Courier

Bike messengers in New York don’t have anything on this guy! I want to know where he found a bag big enough to hold all of that stuff. Although it looks like it is only styrofoam, it would still be...

Review: Osprey Women’s Sirrus 24

Functionality ★★★★ This light-weight and breathable day-pack is perfect for women who refuse to wear anything on their back that causes the least bit of strain. Because the pack comes in only two sizes and is engineered to fit most any...

Catching Up with Olympic Cyclist Zach Bell

Photo Credit: Jonathan Devich epicimages.us Zack Bell hit the brakes for long enough to talk to us about his cycling career and some of the new gear that he is running. Josh Campbell: What has been the biggest moment in your career?...

Best Child Carrier Backpacks

Camping and hiking is more fun when the whole family is involved. The only problem is that the younger members of your clan may have a hard time keeping up or if you’re planning on tackling challenging terrain, a stroller...

Review: Kali Aazis Knee Guard

  Functionality ★★★★ The Kali Aazis is a surprisingly light weight and comfortable knee guard. They are very breathable and once you start riding, you barely even notice them. These particular knee guards are geared more toward the dirt jumping crowd...