Gear Reviews

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 -

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 -

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…

Vasque St. Elias GTX Hiking Boot review

The St. Elias boots handled both backpacking and off trail scrambling/mountaineering with ease. (photo: Ryan Malavolta)

It’s not exactly breaking news that Vasque makes killer outdoor footwear. The real news came at the 2013 Outdoor Retailer Summer Market, where I was informed that one of their more popular hiking boots, the Wasatch, was to be discontinued.…