Gear Reviews

Salomon Q-LAB ski review

A closer look at the tips and topsheet of the Salomon Q-LAB skis. (Photo: jared Hargrave - Utahoutside.com)

Last year, I was over the moon for Salomon’s Q-105 skis. I found them to be awesome as daily drivers at Alta with enough float for powder days and carve-ability for groomers when it hasn’t snowed in a while. Well, the Q-105…

All we want for Christmas 2014

The Borealis Echo XX! is a fat bike with suspension, an new generation of fat bikes for winter riding. (Photo: Backcountry.com)

The holiday season is finally here, and we at Utah Outside can’t wait for it to end so we can get back to skiing instead of Christmas shopping. That being said, we still love getting gifts. Despite already owning everything…

Switch Stormrider sunglasses review

The Switch Stormrider sunglasses feature magnetic interchangeable eyecups for eye protection from the elements. Activity Guard are shown here. (Photo: Jared Hargrave - UtahOutside.com)

Switch has been my go-to brand of sunglasses for a few years now, because I love the ability to easily change out the lenses using their magnetic technology. But with the new Stormrider sunglasses, the company has gone from magnetic…

GU Brew review

I got to sample 4 flavors of GU Brew electrolyte sport drink mix in single-serve packs for review.  (Photo: Jared Hargrave - UtahOutside.com)

Recreating outside, sometimes you need more than water to stay hydrated and energized. I drank all manner of electrolyte mixes over the years, and find most either taste chalky, syrupy, or too salty. When GU came out with their brand…

Mountain Khakis Camber 105 pant review

MK Camber 105 wide

When you think you Mountain Khakis, do you picture stiff, burly, canvas pants? Sure, MK has those, but they also offer uber-comfortable, stretchy, outdoor pants as well. Their latest offering is the Camber 105 and 107 pants. I’ve been wearing…