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Everyday Carry – Metal Edition

Everyday Carry is a minimalist approach of picking only the essential gear that will help get you through a day, and doing it with style and simplicity. It seems just about every day, some new product comes out that we feel we can’t live without, from the latest iPhone to the coolest new camera. At some point, it all just becomes overwhelming, ...

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DryGuy Force Dry Review

DryGuy Force Dry

From trail running to downhill skiing, there are plenty of outdoor activities in which your footwear and hand wear can get wet. The need to dry out your gear before it gets ruined from moisture should be a top priority. Runners, Hikers and Skiers know exactly what it’s like to stick their foot into a damp boot or shoe, and we ...

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Holiday Gift Ideas For Adventure Lovers

Bottle Opener With Rotor Truing Slot

So you’re looking for the perfect gift and you need a little creative juice so your gift doesn’t end up in the back of the closet.  We’ve been doing some digging through our gear piles and came up with some of the products we love the most. 2018 National Parks Pass One of the greatest gifts I’ve received over the ...

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Groove Ring Review

Groove Ring

When you lead an active lifestyle, metal wedding bands tend to get in the way and can even cause harm in certain situations. Have you ever lifted weights with a metal band? Snagged your ring on something, and feel as if you almost lost your finger? Or accidentally touched the positive terminal when changing a car battery with your ring ...

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Peak Design Everyday Backpack Review

Since its inception, the folks at San Francisco-based Peak Design have had a singular focus on making camera carrying gear with great design and exceptional usability.  The company is one of the excellent crowd-funded success stories that has taken advantage of Kickstarter.com’s ability to connect entrepreneurs directly to consumers and they have a series of well-regarded products to show for ...

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Leatherman Signal Review

Leatherman Signal

Leatherman has designed a tool for those who participate in activities away from civilization. They found that Leatherman users often appreciate the preparedness that a multi-tool can bring them, and they’ve used that feedback as inspiration for this new tool. The new Signal multi-tool comes equipped with vital survival tools like a ferrocerium fire starter and whistle. “We spoke with ...

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LifeStraw Review 


“It all started with the issue of safe water. Which should never be an issue.” LifeStraw was started on the idea of helping provide safe drinking water for people in developing countries who don’t have water piped in from municipal sources or other access to safe water. While this still remains the mission of LifeStraw, their portfolio has expanded into other ...

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Thule Legend GoPro Backpack Review

Thule Legend GoPro Backpack

The category of action camera packs is stuffed full of many brands, styles and different options. It can be quite a challenge to find the company that makes the perfect pack to satisfy all of one’s design, storage and mounting needs. All the while still being practical, comfortable and durable. Enter the Thule Legend GoPro Backpack, an answer to the ...

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Thule Covert DSLR Rolltop Backpack Review

Thule Covert DSLR Rolltop Backpack

When is comes to carrying around camera equipment there are many great options on the market. But when is comes to carrying camera equipment and extra personal gear, are there any good options out there? Thule believes they have one, in the form of the Covert DSLR Rolltop backpack. Most of you are familiar with Thule as the company best ...

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Thule Urban Glide Stroller Review

Thule Urban Glide

Size does matter!  8”or 10” just isn’t enough.  12” is a good start, and 16” really makes an impression.  That’s right! Any active outdoor individual with little ones will need at least a 12” tire on a running stroller. It’s a good thing the Thule Urban Glide has a 12” front tire, and two 16” rear tires. Strollers come in ...

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