Review: Icelantic 2017 Sabre 99 Skis

Icelantic is known as arguably Colorado’s most successful new ski company. Their popping graphics and wide- waisted skis can be seen at every mountain these days. What they were thinking with this new Sabre line is the question. Functionality Icelantic...

Review: Showers Pass Bamboo-Merino Henley Shirt

Who says you have to hide your base layers? Though base layers often get buried beneath mid and outer layers, Showers Pass Bamboo-Merino Henley is sharp enough to wear as an everyday shirt. Here’s how it measures up. Functionality The...

PGA: The Freshest Gear on the Course

Popticals Sunglasses Release: Spring 2016 MSRP: $169 Popticals are the coolest little sunglasses. These small but sturdy little guys fold  up so they can fit in the palm of your hand. They have great polarized Zeiss lenses that slide together during...

Best Gear For Maintaining Trail Hygiene

Part of going outdoors, as many trail veterans know, is accepting you’ll have little to no access to modern conveniences such as toilets and running water. Many are all too familiar with ending a long slog at a local watering hole,...

Review: Volkl 100Eight All Mountain Skis

Functionality The 100 Eights have a super thin edge that will fool you with its stability. The raised ridge down the center adds plenty of stability and control. The thin edges reduce the weight to make this a ski you...

Sawyer Permethrin: Jungle Tested Gear for Your Gear

Permethrin: Jungle Tested Gear for Your Gear When I say “Jungle Tested,” I mean jungle tested. I recently spent several days and nights in the Amazon jungle of southeastern Peru. Not only were we in the jungle, but were right...

Review: My Pakage Action Series Underwear

This review is a little more graphic than others so if you’re not ready for that, don’t read. Otherwise, proceed with caution. The one place where I did practice restraint is in photos. If I could take a picture of...

Review: G-Rods Pro Fly

  First Impressions I picked up the rod at a FedEx location and ripped open the packaging while in the store. The guy at the counter asked what I was holding and I explained that it was graphene fly fishing...

Review: Tokul XC 8 Hydration Backpack

Functionality The Tokul XC 8 by Platypus is exactly what you need when going on those long treks around the country, from sunny days to snowy days. For a hydration pack that holds 3 liters, it is surprisingly slim. With...

Our Favorite Gear from NAMM 2016

Our Favorite Gear from NAMM 2016

Once a year people from all over the world gather in Anaheim to celebrate the musical arts at the National Association of Music Merchants. I traversed the wonders of this show and this is some of the cool stuff I was...

Review: Sage Freshwater MOD 5 WT

This fall, I took the entire Gearographer crew to Jackson Hole for a conference for outdoor bloggers. I brought this rod along and fished it for a couple hours on the Gros Ventre River as well as Flat Creek for about an...

Get Up on Down

Revolutionary developments aimed at improving the enduring insulation we know as “down fill” are helping make traveling light and staying dry a lot easier. As you consider replacing your old bag with one filled with hydrophobic—or water resistant—down, it helps...

Battery Power Simplifies Water Filtering

Field Test ★★★ There are good reasons this is the number one best-selling portable UV purifier of all time. It’s super efficient. But there are a couple of drawbacks to battery-operated water purification systems. One has to do with potentially contaminating...

Shot Show 2016: Stuff We Liked

Shot Show 2016: Stuff We Liked

Show Show 2016 in Vegas had an awful lot of amazing gear to check out. I strolled through those aisles like a blood hound to find the coolest, sharpest, and most helpful tools for the modern hunter and outdoor enthusiast....

Review: Tani’s Thermaluxe Thermal Set

Tani USA’s silky soft Thermaluxe base layers feel good on the outside, and you’ll feel warm and fuzzy on the inside knowing that they’re made of environmentally friendly material consisting of – get this – recycled coffee bean shells. Functionality ★★★★★...