Gear Reviews

Suunto Ambit review

The Suunto Ambit has real-time, GPS navigation features. (Photo: Jared Hargrave - UtahOutside.com)

When purchasing gear, there is always the dilemna of “want vs need.” Very rarely do I buy “needs” and usually fall victim to the impulse of buying “wants.” But with the new Suunto Ambit, well, let’s just say that anyone…

Footbalance Custom Footbeds review

Footbalance Dynamic Blue custom footbeds. (courtesy image)

Orthotics aren’t something one generally considers when gearing up for outdoor adventures, but what we put under our feet is extremely important for comfort and performance. There are several after-market footbeds on the market these days, but none of them…

MSR Surelock UL-2 Trekking Pole review

The UL-2 poles performed great on mountain backpacking trips. (Photo: Ryan Malavolta - UtahOutside.com)

Trekking poles are a life saver, or more appropriately, a knee-saver. They also come in handy when crossing streams, negotiating tricky talus slopes and slogging through snowfields. The two biggest “must-haves” for any trekking pole are light weight and sturdy…

Eight flavors of PROBAR review

Eight flavors of PROBAR, all waiting to be reviewed. (Photo: Jared Hargrave - UtahOutside.com)

There are dozens of energy bar brands out there – meal replacement goodies sealed in a wrapper, traveling in the packs of outdoorsy people. But only one comes from right here in Park City, Utah. PROBAR is that company, and…

Chaco Tedinho Waterproof Boots review

The Chaco Tedinho Waterproof Boot. (Photo: Jared Hargrave - UtahOutside.com)

Break out the alpenhorns! Chaco has turned to an old school look with its new Tedinho (TEH-DEEN-YO) Waterproof Boot. Wear these on a hike and you’ll feel like a 1800s-era Swiss hiker straight out of an illustrated children’s book complete…

Achieve 02 Socks Review

achieve 02 celliant socks review photo

Whether it’s hiking, biking, running or just walking around town, we put a beating on our feet. It’s not only about your shoes; socks are a pivotal part of foot comfort, and are far too often overlooked. Achieve 02 makes…