A Super Lightweight Trail Option: The Matador Backpack Review

Matador Backpack

A Lightweight Look at The Matador Backpack             Matador came up with this really small, as in pocket-sized small, lightweight blanket. They decided to see if that concept could be carried further into the outdoor adventure world. The first thing that needed to happen was a move to Boulder, Colorado. Because that’s what you do when you want to be surrounded ...

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Toad & Co – Style and Function for All

Toad and Co Ventilair Shirt

Toad and Co continues to impress with their new spring/summer lineup through incorporating a mixture of sustainable and technical fabrics into styles that look good in any scenario.  I’ve had a chance to test out a couple pieces from Toad & Co over the past couple months, in specific the Ventilair Long Sleeve Shirt and the Kerouac Pant, both lightweight ...

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SealLine Discovery Deck Dry Bag Review

SealLine Discover Deck Dry Bag

          Water and electronics rarely play well together.  Thank goodness for companies like SealLine who create products like dry bags, dry sacks, and protective cases that allow water sports enthusiasts to play in the water worry free. Throughout the years, as an avid fisherman, paddle boarder, and kayaker I have water damaged more gear than I would care ...

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Adidas Progressor C Goggles Review

The Adidas Progressor C goggles offer great vision and an excellent lens changing system but struggle in some basic areas. Fit is key with any goggle you wear all day and the Progressor C will only fit the widest of faces well. A too-rigid frame and non-conforming face foam lead to a less comfortable feel than some competitors. On a good note, the Quick-Shift Lenspod System is a great way to quickly change out lenses without fiddling around. If you have a very wide face and are looking to save a little over the top of the line options from the likes of Smith and Oakley, give the Progressor C a try. Otherwise, I'd keep looking.

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The North Face Fuseform Progressor Fleece Review

The North Face Fuseform Progressor Fleece

Fleece jackets are typically designed to function as lightweight and breathable mid-layers for outdoor activities in a range of weather conditions. Depending on the Season, they generally work best worn over a moisture-wicking base layer and under a waterproof or windproof hard shell. There are many variations of fleece jackets on the market today; synthetic vs. natural fibers, jacket weights, and ...

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Outdoor Research Moxie Shorts Review

Outdoor Research Moxie Short

The Outdoor Research Moxie Shorts are the perfect trail short; they combine whisper light fabric overtop wicking, comfortable, stay-in place boys-shorts. The Moxie Shorts out perform any other two layer short that I have tested in years prior, as the sizing of the two layers are spot on. The boy-short liner peaks out the bottom slightly, yet avoids getting the ...

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Mountain Hardwear Breeze AC Tank Review

  The Mountain Hardwear Breeze AC Tank is a runner’s dream for summer and hot temperatures. The Breeze AC Tank is appropriately named, as it weighs a mere 4.8 oz and its’ loose fit allows airflow in all directions. The Breeze AC Tank features “all-over perforation”, which means that Mountain Hardwear has utilized breathable mesh fabric that has small air ...

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