Gear Reviews

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…

Dublin Dog Rigel light review

The Rigel "Stellar Strength" light has 3 ultra bright LEDs and comes with 3 different mounts like one that attaches to a dog's collar. (Photo: Jared Hargrave - UtahOutside.com)

When I go backpacking with the dogs, camp is set up and the sun goes down, I get nervous when they wander away from the fire. Not being able to see my dogs, especially the black one, is unnerving, especially…

Dublin Dog Nomad Travel Bowl review

The Dublin Dog Nomad Travel Bowls are two connected bowls, one for water and one for food. Or if you have two dogs, put food in both at dinner time. (Photo: Jared Hargrave - UtahOutside.com)

When you bring your best friend along on outdoor adventures, you gotta let ‘em eat and drink. The Nomad Travel Bowls from Dublin Dog are pretty much essential for any backpacking, hiking, trail running or travel excursion with your dog.…

Dublin Dog KOA Collar review

The loop and buckle are quality as well, inspiring confidence that your dog won't break free from the leash while chasing cats down the street. (Photo: Jared Hargrave - UtahOutside.com)

Dogs can be our most cherished outdoor companions, and as a result, they need quality gear too. Nothing is more important than a dog’s collar, both for identification and safety. But most collars are cheap fabric materials that absorb everything…