Author: Bennett Colvin

Smith Highwater Sunglasses

Imagine a pair of sunglasses that could adapt to changing light conditions. Smith Optics imagined this and built the Smith Highwater Sunglasses with the Chromopop Plus Polarchromic Ignitor Lens. The name of these sunglasses...

Tilley Hiker's Hat

Tilley Hiker’s Hat Review

The only thing better than playing outside in the sun is doing so without worry of a sunburn. The Tilley Hiker’s Hat is made to look good, keep the sun off, and to stay...

Oboz Crest Low Waterproof Review

With spring around the corner, I am excited to dig out the summer gear and hit the trail. My hiking boots have had a few months off and now it is time to get...

Lowa Ticino GTX

Lowa Ticino GTX Lo Review

If you asked me to describe the ultimate footwear for mountain living it probably would look like the Lowa Ticino GTX Lo. The Lowa Ticino GTX Lo boot was created as casual footwear with...

Rocky Mounts MonoRail Platform Hitch Mount

Rocky Mounts MonoRail Platform Hitch Mount Review

I once heard that Colorado is place where it is common to find five thousand dollar bikes carried by one thousand dollar cars. I can attest to this statement especially here in Steamboat Springs,...

Echo Trip Fly Rod

Echo Trip Fly Rod Review

What is great about fly fishing is that there is a toy for every situation. If you are like me, there is a fly rod for every occasion. One particularly fun fly fishing rod...

Thermarest Trail Pro

Thermarest Trail Pro Sleeping Pad Review

  I owned my first Thermarest inflatable air mattress over 25 years ago when I was in boy scouts.  Still to this day this first Thermarest mattress still holds air, with a few patches,...

Princeton Tec Sync

Princeton Tec Sync Headlamp Review

With the warm weather now upon us many of my outdoor activities extend into the evening.  After hours play often requires the use of a headlamp. I find myself carrying a headlamp when I...

Fish Pond Castaway Roll Top Gear Bag

Fish Pond Castaway Roll Top Gear Bag Review

Skinny water, wet conditions, and big fish is what spring float fishing is all about. Harsh conditions do take a toll on gear. No longer does the rain, snow, and occasional dunking have to...