Review: Buck Products KnappSack

Functionality The KnappSack by Buck Products is overall a very stylish and practical bag. Roll it all the way down and hook it closed and you’re set to carry just the essentials. Stuff it full and extend the over-strap closure to really max...

Anatomy of an Optic: Binocular Buyers Guide

Why Carry Binoculars? Binoculars enhance your vision. Obviously, this makes it easier to see distant objects, transforming that mountain goat you’re looking at from a white dot to a living, breathing critter with sad black eyes and a beard blowing in...

Firewire: Surfboards for the New Generation

If you are involved in the surf community or live in San Diego County, you may be familiar with Firewire, one of the leading eco-conscious surfboard companies on the market today. Mark Price, CEO of the company, graciously took the...

The Best Gear For Lighting Up Your Campsite

Whether you’re cozying up inside your tent with a good book, lighting up grounds while setting up a tent or hiking a dark trail, these 5 light-gear options will make sure you’ve got the right illumination for all your outdoor needs. MtnGLO Tents ...

Review: Burton Starsha Mittens for Women

Colorful, light-weight, and performance perfect, Burton’s Starsha Mittens are a girl’s best friend on blue-bird days, and can even become your go-to gloves for those sub-0 dead-of-winter days if coupled with a thin liner. Perfect for ski gals sticking to...

Review: Patagonia PowSlayer Jacket

Patagonia is known for its innovative, durable, and eco-conscious products. The Powslayer is no exception. This jacket doesn’t need bells and whistles to perform since it relies heavily on great materials and simplistic design concepts to keep backcountry skiers warm...

7 Cool Gadgets You Can Buy Today

The world is full of so many wonders these days. These may not be earth-shattering nor earth-altering gadgets, but they sure are cool. Bicycle Powered USB Charger I don’t know how many times I’ve been riding my bike and thought,...

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...