Mindshift Gear rotation180° Trail® 16L Camera Backpack Review

Don’t you love when a company makes a product that truly solves a problem in your life instead of just making a shiny new thing?  Carrying a camera while doing active pursuits like biking, hiking, and skiing usually involves some trade-off between comfort, protection, and accessibility and MindShift Gear sought out to address this with their rotation180° series of backpacks.  ...

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KEEN Aphlex Waterproof Boot Review

KEEN Aphlex Waterproof Boot

Presenting the KEEN Aphlex Waterproof boot Keen has always been known for its super comfortable footwear. I’d say it has an almost cult-like following amongst my friends who’ve been wearing the sandals for nearly a decade now. Keen has ventured into many sides of the footwear game, but its comfortability has never really wavered. Nor has its signature toe protection ...

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Stabil Stride Poles Review


  Trekking poles are becoming standard equipment for walkers, hikers, backpackers and trail runners. There are many advantages to using them, the main reason is that they enhance your stability and provide support during more challenging and rugged terrain, they also reduce stress on your body during both the descent and the ascent. Stabil is a company that has been manufacturing traction footwear for ...

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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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Scarpa Neutron Shoe Review

Scarpa Neutron

  Scarpa, whose name is an acronym (Società Calzaturiera Asolana Riunita Pedemontana Anonima, which translates to Associated Shoe Manufacturing Company of the Asolo Mountain Area) got its start in 1938, when the shoe makers of the area came together to create the best footwear. In the years following, they have become a leader in all gear related to the mountains, especially skiing and mountaineering. ...

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SpiderLight Camera Holster Review

Spider Holster is well loved among professional photographers for their excellent and innovative SpiderPro camera holster system and now they have expanded their offerings to cover amateur and pro photographers with smaller cameras.  The Spider Holster system is great because it takes the weight of a camera off your shoulders and neck and places it on your hip where it ...

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YETI Hopper Flip 12 Review

yeti hopper flip 12

If you’re any bit familiar with the outdoors, it’s hard not to hear about YETI.  This brand has taken the market by storm in the last few years and as a marketer myself, I find the brand growth truly amazing.  Many brands spend decades, if not centuries to build this type of love for a brand, but many times they ...

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