Holiday Gift Guide: 2018

This year, I’ve decided to put together a gift guide for those who are looking for something different, innovative, and above all, high quality. Concentrating on a variety of price points, here are some suggestions for 2018.

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Helly Hansen Odin Stretch Insulator Review

The Odin Stretch by Helly Hansen integrates Primaloft Gold Active insulation, an elastic but warm synthetic insulation, to improve mobility without sacrificing durability or thermal performance. This is my review: As alluded to above, the Odin Stretch is built around 80 grams of Primaloft Gold Active insulation. This synthetic insulation is compressible, warm, quick drying,…

L.L.Bean Stormfleece Pro Review

Winter is basically here in my town. The temps are down, the frost is out, and the time to prepare is now. So, let’s start talking about jackets. The L.L.Bean Stormfleece Pro is a hybrid soft shell/fleece jacket that’s designed to shed light rain, snow and wind. This is my review.

Spot X Review

The Spot X is a GPS communication device that works outside of cell range. It’s capable of sending SMS messages, pushing updates to social media, location tracking and even signaling for rescue.

Frontiersman Insider Bear Safe

Bear Canisters provide additional safety not just for campers, but also for the bears they’re designed for. The problem with them is they generally take up a ton of space and weigh just as much. The Insider Bear Safe aims to eliminate some of those problems.