Gear Reviews

Clif Bar Gary’s Panforte review

A closer look at the packaging of the new Gary's Panforte Clif Bar. (Photo: Jared Hargrave - UtahOutside.com)

Clif Bars have been ubiquitous with outdoor recreation for decades now, and they continue to offer some of the most flavorful, nutritious bars around. In fact, they’ve been slinging bars for 20 years. In celebration of their big anniversary, Clif…

BlenderBottle Sport Mixer review

The screw-on, snap-top lid of the Blender Bottle. (Photo: Jared Hargrave - UtahOutside.com)

The outdoors is my gym, but it wasn’t always like that. For years I worked out at an actual gym pumping iron with the meatheads, and mindlessly running nowhere on a treadmill. After every workout, I would have a protein…

RedRam Thermal Underwear review

RedRam Long Sleeve Zip Top (image courtesy RedRam)

The clothes you wear against your skin is essential in keeping you warm and dry when recreating outdoors. Yet for some reason, many people ignore this and continue to wear plain, cotton underwear in cold, nasty weather. Perhaps one reason…

Rockport Katrina boots review

The soles of the Rockport Katrina provide ample traction on ice and snow.

Women’s winter boots come in all shapes and styles, but if they’re not waterproof, fancy looks mean nothing when your feet are cold and wet. Slipping on the ultra-chic Rockport Katrina boots, I thought there’s no way these lace-ups would…

Icebreaker Apex Zip review

Icebreaker Apex Zip (Image courtesy Icebreaker)

I am a convert. Long have I worshiped at the altar of polyester base layers, they of the plasticy stink-after-a-few-hours-of-activity long underwear. But¬†Icebreaker has opened my eyes to a new world of moisture wicking, insulating base layers with their merino…