About Us

Utah Outside is a website made for average people looking for outdoor adventure in Utah. From articles about skiing,  mountain biking, rock climbing, camping, hiking and anything else outdoor related, Utah Outside is where you can find informative articles, trip reports, gear reviews and the latest news stories and events without the “extreme” attitude found on other outdoor websites.

Utah Outside is always looking for suggestions, comments and contributions from people who are passionate about outdoor recreation and having fun outside in the State of Utah. If there is anything you would like to see on this website or would like us to feature, please contact us at jared@utahoutside.com

Gear Reviews: Recent rules handed down by the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) has mandated that reviews of product must contain a disclosure as to whether a positive review was written in exchange for keeping the product. Here at UtahOutside.com, we review gear that we receive in one of two ways: we either buy it, or a company sends us product samples for testing and review. When we test and review gear, we always give the product a fair shake… if the gear sucks, we say so. If the gear is awesome, we say so. There is never any prior agreement between UtahOutside.com and gear companies that if a product get a good review then we get to keep it. This policy ensures that all our reviews are fair and comprehensive. If you have any questions about the gear we review, please shoot an email to jared@utahoutside.com

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11 comments for “About Us

  1. January 17, 2012 at 9:22 pm

    hello Outsiders. I’ve been following your trails of cookie crumbs leading to the ORShow! Please consider visiting http://www.alivearth.com and learning about an amazing, hidden wilderness scene in the Wasatch – you may well know someone who’s meant to be here –
    @alivearth.com on twitter.

  2. Rod Read
    July 28, 2012 at 6:42 am

    Excellent gear & activity source. Forwarded site to eastern European tour groups we work with.

  3. joe phillips
    October 8, 2012 at 5:22 pm

    I am looking for a liter sized stainless steel flask similiar to a flask for alcohol consumption.

    I hike a lot and would like something contoured to fit my hip or thigh.



  4. October 9, 2012 at 9:21 am


    Don’t know of any liter sized flasks that are shaped like a typical flask, but here’s a gallon one!


  5. Marco A
    February 26, 2014 at 8:45 am

    Hi Jared: where would I be able to try or purchase the AKU la stria boot, reviewed by you on July 2012: http://www.utahoutside.com/2012/07/aku-la-stria-lite-gtx-hiking-boots-review/
    Thank you

  6. Marco A
    February 26, 2014 at 9:22 am

    Hi Jared: I should probably add that I live in the SLC area. Thx

  7. February 26, 2014 at 6:13 pm

    Hi Marco,

    Unfortunately AKU is hard to find at local stores in the U.S.

    Here is their store locator: http://www.aku.it/en/store-locator.html
    There are 3 in Utah that sells them.

    Otherwise you’ll have to shop online.

    Hope this helps!

  8. March 5, 2014 at 7:57 am

    Jared, just tried sending you an email and got a bounce back saying your inbox is full. Let me know if Utah Outside is interested in adventuregearexpo.com. Thanks.

  9. March 10, 2014 at 10:04 am

    Hi Landon,

    Yes, for sure. Send me the info. Thanks.

  10. November 20, 2015 at 9:27 pm

    Jared, I am on your site trying to buy a pair of shoe in overshoes I like but don’t see ANYWHERE to put in an order. Help please? Where can I buy them? They are the rubber type ones that shoes go in.

  11. November 20, 2015 at 9:57 pm

    Tomeli, we don’t sell gear on this website. We only write gear reviews. I’m not sure where you can buy them anymore or if they are even available. Maybe do a Google search?

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