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,…
The Crosspoint Waterproof gloves and socks from Showers Pass are hybrids of wool, waterproof membranes, and synthetics designed and ready for the nastiest of conditions while hiking or biking. This is my 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.
The Uco Air is an ultra-light, budget friendly rechargeable headlamp with a unique and stylish real wood panel on the front. It features a 150 lumen lamp, adjustable brightness, a red LED function and adjustable band. It retails for $35, and weighs just 1.6 ounces. This is my 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.
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.
Gravel bikes, those designed specifically to ride gravel roads, are rapidly growing in popularity. With that , more affordable offerings are finally coming to market. The Haanjo 2 is well priced gravel grinder with surprisingly good components at just $800.
The Rain Trekker from Montbell is a lightweight, 10 ounce, 3-layer rain jacket that utilizes their proprietary DRY-TEK waterproofing technology. With huge pit zips and a breathable design, it’s a breezy, sturdy layer of protection.
I’m yet to meet anyone who wants to be harassed by a mosquito. I’m also yet to meet anyone who wants to smell like bug spray. Luckily, there is something that helps with both of these problems.
Big Agnes has shown off some impressive new gear at OR 2018, including their lightest tents ever, bikepacking specific models, and more. The Fly Creek tents are both getting new “Carbon” editions. As the name would suggest, the new top of the line models feature ultralight poles made of carbon fiber. Also, and perhaps more…