Gear Reviews

Hi-Tec Sierra Lite Boot review

The Hi-Tec Sierra Lite Waterproof Hiking Boot (photo Hi-Tec)

Utah is a big place, and it’s chock full of fun stuff to do. If you want to adventure on every square foot of Beehive soil, you’ll need a good pair of boots to do it in. Grippy, supportive, waterproof,…

Keen Incline Mid Boots review

Gear review of the Keen Incline Mid winter boots. (courtesy image)

Keen touts itself as the company for a “Hybrid Life.” Well, I don’t see anything “hybrid” about the new Keen Incline Mid Boots, unless you consider the combination of damn comfortable boots coupled with warmth and good looks as a…

Eton Raptor review

Radio, compass, altimeter and more, the Eton Raptor gets a thumbs up. (Photo: Ryan Malavolta - UtahOutside.com)

Compasses, altimeters, barometers, solar chargers, flashlights, radios: we bring a lot of tech-toys into the backcountry with us. Most of these are necessary, some, like radios and solar chargers, are luxuries. Enter the Eton Raptor, a device that combines all…

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…