Category: Gear Reviews

Ahnu Potrero shoe review

Let’s face it, us outdoorsy types aren’t wandering the mountains every single minute of every single day. Sometimes, *sigh* we have to go to the city, whether for work, to catch a concert, or have a nice dinner with the…

Jackson Karma Kayak review

Jackson Karma in Boo Boo

In 2012, Jackson Kayak released the newest member of its fleet, the Karma. I’ve been dying ever since to take it for a spin and finally got to do so a few times this spring, once on a release of the Black Canyon…

Velocity Clip phone mount review

The Velocity Clip is described by the company as, “the world’s only universal smartphone and digital camera action mount.” When I first saw it displayed at the Outdoor Retailer Winter Market, my immediate thought was that it allows you to…

Switch Eyewear Axo sunglasses review

About a year ago, I was first introduced to a new company making sunglasses: Switch Eyewear. Their shades didn’t really look like anything special, but one flick of their super-cool magnetic, interchangeable lenses, and I immediately realized that they were…

Hydrapak SoftFlask review

Hydration. There isn’t anything much more important for outdoor recreation, especially in the warm months. From the ubiquitous Nalgene bottle to Camelbaks and everything in between, we gearheads are always on the search for new and innovative ways to carry…

Beyond Coastal sun care review

Outdoorsy people spend a lot of time, well, outdoors, which means they also spend hours upon hours baking under the sun. For outdoorsy, fair skinned, red-headed ginger people like myself, this constant exposure to harmful UV rays is a huge…