Gear Reviews

Beyond Coastal sun care review

Beyond Coastal skin care products includes sunscreen, lip balm and after sun moisturizer. (Photo: Jared Hargrave -

Outdoorsy people spend a lot of time, well, outdoors, which means they also spend hours upon hours baking under the sun. For outdoorsy, fair skinned, red-headed ginger people like myself, this constant exposure to harmful UV rays is a huge…

Sierra Designs 60/40 Mountain Parka review

The Mountain Parka has a lengthy cut for protection for snow and rain, and plenty of room for layering. (photo: Ryan Malavolta)

Vintage clothing never goes out of style, as evidenced by the hordes of hipsters rocking your grandpa’s favorite gear from the ‘50s. However, “vintage” is not usually a consideration when searching for a multi-functional piece of outerwear. If it’s classic…

Oboz Arete hiking shoe review

The Oboz Arete shoes were ideal hiking partners from the Wasatch Mountaisn to the sands of Coral Pink Sand Dunes State Park. (Photo: Jared Hargrave -

One of the first comments I got when I wore the Oboz Arete was, “are you going rock climbing in those approach shoes?” While I probably could considering the traction on the soles, the Arete are actually hiking shoes that…