Category: Gear Reviews

Last minute stocking stuffers for the outdoor gear head

Christmas is almost here, and if you’re like me, you haven’t bought a single present for anybody. Well if you really are like me, there’s a bunch of outdoorsy friends and family to shop for. So here are some last…

Osprey Kode ABS Compatible 22 +10 backcountry pack review

Avalanche airbag packs used to be an elusive beast; a rarely seen mountain specimen. But now, airbags are almost as common in the backcountry as beacons, shovels and probes. The packs are still expensive, but prices have been climbing down,…

Grayl Quest water filtration cup review

Water filtration comes in all forms: from gravity filters, to hand pump and even old-school iodine pills, you can make questionable water safe in a number of ways. But there’s a new and unique system for water filtration from Grayl.…

All we want for Christmas 2014

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

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

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…

Merrell Verterra Sport hiking shoes review

When hiking boots and trail runners merge, you have a cross-breed of rugged soles and stability combined with feather weights and comfort. A plethora of these Frankenstein hikers have been unleased onto the feet of mountain denizens, such as the…

Sierra Designs Silicon Trail Pant review

I haven’t had much luck with outdoor pants. Seems like no matter which brand or style I try, I can’t find the combination of rugged, stylish and good fit that I want. Too loose but plenty durable; super-stylee but worthless…