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 ★★★★★...

Surf Expo Winter 2016: Our Favorite Gear

Surf Expo Winter 2016: Our Favorite Gear

Proof Aluminum Collection MSRP $110-$120 Mid Feb 2016 release Continuing with their line of sustainable sunglasses, Proof has ingeniously developed these recycled aluminum pieces of eyewear. They are polarized and have wood integrated into the arms. They claim to be infinitely...

Our Favorite Gear from CES Vegas 2016

Our Favorite Gear from CES Vegas 2016

Tucker and I took a stroll down to Vegas to check out CES. We explored those nitty gritty depths with one goal in mind: discover the secret gems of CES. There were some absolutely breathtaking new announcements at the show, like...

Review: PACK Gear Backpack Organizer

I happen to travel a lot. In fact I will be out of the state traveling for the next 3 weeks. I just got back from a trip to Colorado and brought this little guy with me, here are my...

Our Favorite Gear from OR Winter Market 2016

Outdoor Retailer Winter Market moved up three weeks this year to bypass Sundance,  but frustrated a bunch of industry insiders in the process. The show started on January 5th, which meant that marketers had to work on travel and booth plans over the...

Nite Ize: The Littlest Bits of Gear that Pack a Useful Punch

Whether you’re a camping enthusiast, hiker, biker, climber, or just all-around outdoor dirt bag, chances are there have been plenty of times where your headlamp just wasn’t enough light for your adventures. Luckily, Nite Ize provides illuminating products that can...

Review: Mission Workshop Sanction Rucksack

Functionality ★★★★★ I’ve been looking for a decent bike bag for a while. I wanted something that would keep my stuff dry but I also wanted it to be comfortable and I didn’t want it too look like a bindle made out...

Top Gear Picks Under $50 for Adventurists

Looking for some new gear to kickstart your next adventure or as a gift for the hiker, backpacker, backcountry skier or adventurist on your list? Here’s our list of sure-to-please affordable picks. SnowPeak GigaPower Stove $39.95 This ultra lightweight, compact, powerful and...

Review: Radical Wearable Sleeping Bag

Field Testing Parameters The bag was tested in 18°F, 22°F, 35°F and 65°F ambient outside temperatures. For this report, the results are limited to a five-night backpacking trip involving 25°F temps with 5-10 mph wind gusts, sleeping inside a tent...