Alpaca Power: Ausangate Alpacor Hiking Socks Review

Alpaca Power: Ausangate Alpacor Hiking Socks Review

Merino is all the rage these days for outdoors base and mid layers but alpaca is better in almost every respect, on paper at least. Merino seems to be the best choice for most garments: soft, doesn’t stink, warm when wet, sustainably produced. But alpaca is all that plus some. Today’s review is all about […]

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Tiny Power: The GoalZero Flip 30 Review

Tiny Power: The GoalZero Flip 30 Review

GoalZero started in 2009 out of Robert Workmans work abroad to reduce poverty. He was frustrated with all the obstacles to helping people create sustainable lifestyles. After almost giving up and leaving the Democratic Republic of the Congo, where he was helping at the time, he came to a realization: “If not us, who? If […]

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How to set up a hammock: Rallt Double Camping Hammock Review

How to set up a hammock: Rallt Double Camping Hammock Review

Hammocks are dangerous if you sit in them wrong. But face the right direction and you can sleep in them all night. I set up the Rallt double hammock recently to start my testing. First time setting up a gathered-end style hammock. I’ve hooked up spreader-bar hammocks before. Easy. Hook the ring onto the hook. […]

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LaceLocker Review: Tiny device keeps your shoes tied through long runs and any conditions

LaceLocker Review: Tiny device keeps your shoes tied through long runs and any conditions

How do you keep your shoe laces tied running, riding or on the kids at the park? Can be tough. Stop during the race and kill your momentum. Not notice your laces are untied and fall flat on your face. Riding with untied laces and risk having them wrapped around your pedal and suddenly you […]

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Vancouver Outdoor Adventure and Travel Show

Vancouver Outdoor Adventure and Travel Show

Gear, tours, bikes, tourism, tents, so many tents. March 4 and 5 outdoor enthusiasts braved the crazy weather and made the trip to the Vancouver Convention Centre for the Vancouver Outdoor Adventure and Travel Show. Vendors as far as you can see made up of tour operators, gear makers and sellers, demonstration bikers and bike shops […]

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Cotopaxi Luzon Del Dia Backpack Review

Cotopaxi Luzon Del Dia Backpack Review

Most companies are in business to make money. They get to continue what they do if they make money to fund it. What happens with those profits though differs for each company. Some make money purely for the owners. Others, like Cotopaxi, are driven by a mission to use that money for a good cause. […]

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Outdoor Adventure and Travel Show in Vancouver Ticket Winners

3 weeks ago we announced that we’d be giving away 2 sets of tickets to the Outdoor Adventure and Travel Show in Vancouver this weekend, March 4 and 5th. It’s going to be a great show with tons of fun things to do and great deals. We drew the 2 winners of the tickets tonight […]

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L.L. Bean Ultralight 850 Down Hooded Sweater Review

L.L. Bean Ultralight 850 Down Hooded Sweater Review

A lightweight down jacket should be in everyone’s gear closet. The combination of minimal weight with maximum warmth is hard to beat with any kind of synthetic. Down’s issues with moisture keep a lot of people from getting one. A new down treatment from Down Decor might change all that. This review is my results […]

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Win Family Tickets to the Vancouver Adventure Travel Show

The Vancouver Outdoor Adventure & Travel Show is coming up. March 4 and 5th more than 250 outdoor gear and adventure travel vendors cram into the Vancouver Convention Centre with brand new products to try, great deals on gear and big bike, SUP and kayak demos. “B.C.’s largest showcase of outdoor gear & adventure travel […]

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Small but Strong: The Lever Gear Toolcard Review

Small but Strong: The Lever Gear Toolcard Review

Lighter and lighter is the game these days. How light can we go and still pack more and more stuff into each thing. Tools like the Leatherman are popular with outdoorsy types because they can do so much. You can do 20 things with one tool. And why stop at 20 things in a multi-tool […]

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