Review: Star.21 Fitness Band

Functionality ★★★★ The Oaxis Star.21 is a fitness band that allows the user to track calories, sleep, and fitness goals. It helps kickstart a healthy lifestyle and cultivates long lasting habits. The bracelet is synced via bluetooth with an app called LifeBalanz that...

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Amazing Outdoor Events in August

With another month torn off the wall calendar, a whole new set of adventures are waiting to be had. August is a month of long summer nights, good ole’ fashioned sweat stained t-shirts, and a time to cash in on...

Review: Audio Technica SonicFuel ATH-CKX5iS

  Functionality ★★★★ These earbuds are the runner’s perfect companion. At first those odd (tail-like?) protrusions, called C-tips, might just seem like a weird gimmick, but combined with the 360° rotating eartips, there’s no way these things are coming out unless you want...

5 Signs It’s Time to Take a Week Off Running

Running is a sport focused on dedication, gumption, and endurance. It’s about pushing yourself past your conceived notion of your ‘limit’ and increasing your confidence right alongside your physicality. These definitions and understanding of running, however, are what leads people...

10 Amazing Outdoor Companies in British Columbia

British Columbia is a hotspot for adventure year round. Bordering the Pacific Ocean, Canada’s westernmost province has a jagged landscape full of Canadian Rockies, impressive glaciers, and enormous lakes. Within these rugged borders lies parts of Glacier National Park and...

Ask Gearographer: Phone Cases

Dear Gearographer, I need a good case for my new cell phone because I will be using it at the swim-up bar on my next beach vacation. There are some that claim to be water tight and some say waterproof....

Review: Women’s Thule Guidepost 65L Backpack

Functionality ★★★★ Adjustment was a key focus in the designing of this bag. Not only does the Guidepost have a thickly padded, pivoting hip belt that comes in three sizes, but also padded shoulder straps with three different width settings. The...

Why Knockoffs are Ripoffs

Knockoffs are counterfeit products, sold for cheap or at least cheaper than the original, by unauthorized sellers. We’ve all bought them or at least been tempted to, but there are reasons why it’s in your best interest to avoid them....