The Drunk Heel Hook

Don’t you just hate it when someone sends that route you’ve been stuck on, making it look super easy? I know I haven’t ever climbed with this guy’s blood alcohol level before, but I can identify with the shame that...

Best Outdoor Events for April

The month of April is a time of transitions. From snow to sun, from early sunsets to early sunrises, from winter to spring. Luckily, for the adventure enthusiasts that means an array of options for the weekend and lifestyle pursuits....

Review: Atomic Haymaker Carbon 110 Ski Boots

Atomic’s new high-end Waymaker boots function just as good as they look. The Guts Atomic’s ASY Pro Liner has less padding on the inside where you need more of a sense of feel and more padding on the outside for...

Review: Line Sick Day 110 Skis

When I first saw the name “Sick Day,” on the 2013/2014 Line Sick Day 110 skis, I took “Sick Day” to describe the awesome, amazing and special days ahead of me. I guess if you actually have a real job,...

Downhill Fat Tire Race!

The only thing cooler then downhill Fat Tire racing is to do it with a shark on your head. Spoiler alert, there will be a wipeout. Own a piece of gear that you’re dying to review? Read our submissions page...

Ask Gearographer; Too Much Fishing Gear?

Dear Gearographer, Recently my girlfriend and I moved from a large metro area to a more rural setting. Since the move, she has taken up an interesting hobby—fishing. She’s been going a little crazy buying gear, and not just fishing...

Ask Gearographer; Drinking Pee?

Dear Gearographer, My friend watches a lot of “survival” shows, and recently he’s been gearing up for worst-case scenarios. He keeps talking about how you can drink your own pee if worse comes to worst, and that just seems completely...

10 Sweet Kickstarters for April

In round two of our monthly round-up, let’s check out what kind of cool projects are up for funding heading into Spring. The Deuce of Spades Outdoor Latrine Trowel It’s been a pretty harsh winter for most of the country,...

This Week in Outdoor Policy – March 28th

What good is new gear if you don’t have anywhere outside to go 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 tips...

Review: GoPro Hero 3+ Black Edition

Review: GoPro Hero 3+ Black Edition

GoPro has certainly made their name in action sport videography, But is all the hype really worth it. Over the past week I have put the new GoPro Hero 3+ Black edition through its paces and have the verdict. Functionality ★★★★...

Review: Tilley’s TMH6 Mash Up Hat

Review: Tilley’s TMH6 Mash Up Hat

Made of 70/30 recycled hemp and organic cotton, the Mash Up Hat is about as sustainable as hats get. More importantly, it’ll stand up to just about any conditions you put it through. And if it ever wears out, Tilley...

Review: Jaybird BlueBuds X Bluetooth Headphones

We’re all familiar with the tangled-earbuds-in-pocket conundrum. A call comes in and it’a race to untangle that mess before your caller hangs up. Here is Jaybird’s solution: the BlueBuds X Bluetooth Headphones. Construction: ★★★★★ Right off the bat, the construction...

Review: VelocityClip and Adhesive Mount

Many of us have questioned the ridiculously high cost of a POV (point of view) sport cameras. There’s a lot of great ones out there including the darling of POVs, the GoPro Hero 3+ Black, but it begs the question...

Review: EcoXBT Waterproof Speaker

With contributions from Yoon Kim Every outdoor enthusiast will eventually want to mix their tunes with the water. That’s what I got to do for the past few with the EcoXGear’s EcoXBT; dunking it in water, photographing it, and just...