Smith x Howler Guide’s Choice Sunglasses Review

Howler x Smith Guide’s Choice Sunglasses

Smith Optics and Howler Brothers apparel company have teamed up to create the Smith x Howler Guide’s Choice Sunglasses. Both Smith Optics and Howler Brothers have been industry leaders in fishing and outdoor industries.  The Smith x Howler Guide’s Choice Sunglasses are designed to meet the demands of the serious angler.  Over the past month I have had a chance ...

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Dakine Oakridge Flannel with Polygiene

Testing Dakine Oakridge Flannel with Polygiene

As one of our favorite shirts of 2016, the Dakine Oakridge Flannel won’t disappoint.  While there are hundreds of options for flannel shirts out there, there are only a handful of flannels that incorporate Polygiene into them.  For those not familiar with Polygiene, it’s a solution that is added to the final stages of the production of the fabric that ...

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Outdoor Research Ferrosi Shorts Review

Outdoor Research Ferrosi shorts

Outdoor Research has long been known as a technical apparel company that makes gear that you can depend on when the tough gets going along with products that you can depend on a daily basis.  The Outdoor Research Ferrosi Shorts are softshell shorts that are intended for hiking and backpacking, but they work for pretty much any activity you throw at ...

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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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Patagonia, OR, SuperFeet: Summer Essentials

Patagonia One-Piece Kupala Swimwsuit

  Patagonia One-Piece Kupala Swimsuit Patagonia’s One-Piece Kupala Swimsuit is nothing like the one-piece your mom made you wear when growing up. The One-Piece Kupala Swimsuit is flattering, stylish, and extremely comfortable. The Kupala Swimsuit features a ruching at the chest to add some detail and a v-neck to spice up the suit. The adjustable cross-back straps are similar to ...

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prAna Cali Dress Review

Performance fabric use doesn’t have to be limited to athletic apparel. prAna knows this and incorporates Veeda performance knit, a 45% recycled polyester/ 45% spun polyester/ 10% Spandex combination into the Cali Dress and many of their other products. The Veeda fabric is soft to the touch, responsive, light, and drys quickly. Utilizing these features in a dress allows the ...

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Athleta Chi Tank with Polygiene

Athleta Tropea Chi Tank with Polygiene

The Athleta Chi Tank is an athletic tank top that features a soft, buttery fabric that is breathable and moisture wicking. The fabric combo of Polyester and Lycra® Spandex delivers performance without looking or feeling like a tech fabric. The Chi Tank, in my opinion, falls into the multi-functional tank category. These types of tanks are a mainstay for summer ...

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Outdoor Research Tantrum Hooded Jacket Review

OR Tantrum Hooded Jacket

The Outdoor Research Tantrum Hooded Jacket arrived to my house about 30 days ago and I’d say I’ve used it for 30 days straight. The Tantrum Hooded Jacket has been my favorite piece of new gear and one I don’t leave the house without. The jacket itself is super lightweight, weighing 4.4 oz. Despite its’ weight, the jacket keeps you ...

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Brooks Running Company Announces New Victory Collection

Brook's Victory Collection

Celebrating the Spirit of Competition The all-new Victory Collection pays tribute to the summer games and the athletes who dedicate themselves to earning a place on the podium. The collection features the popular Launch 3, Glycerin 14 and Ghost 9 which have been updated with symbolic colors and gold accents. Released in time to celebrate the U.S. Independence Day, the Victory Collection is ...

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prAna Halle Pant Review

Versatility is a pre-requisite for just about every pair of pants that I own. I want them to be multi-functional, easy to care for, and flattering. Sometimes that list is difficult to fill with just one pair of pants. prAna has you covered with these requirements, and then some, with the Halle Pant. As the prAna website states, “They are prepared ...

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