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TOPO Designs X Salomon: Proof That Good Things Come in Pairs

Posted by on Feb 26, 2015 in Gear Reviews, Go Hike, Go Outdoors, Go Pack | 0 comments

Topo & Salomon: Good Things Come in Twos

Like campfires and marshmallows, sunrises and sunsets – good things come in pairs. Need more proof? Look no further than the pairing of Salomon and TOPO Designs. The two iconic outdoor brands that have come together to create a special edition adventure shoe and pack, available this Spring.

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In Search of the Perfect Pint

Posted by on Feb 20, 2015 in Gear Reviews | 0 comments


The cornerstone of any worthy gathering of friends, or uniting of the clans involves good food and ice cold brews. To ensure your brews retain their frosty goodness during your gathering, our editors set out in search of the Holy Grail of insulated pints and tumblers.

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For Suunto “3” is the Magic Number

Posted by on Feb 19, 2015 in Gear Reviews, Go Bike, Go Hike, Go Outdoors, Go Run, Go Tri | 0 comments

IMG_5038Throughout history and across disciplines, from the three Pyramids of Giza to the trilogy as bid for literary greatness, the No. 3 has represented the pinnacle of achievement, the triple crème de la crème – and the new Ambit3 is no exception. With the Bluetooth-enabled Ambit3, Suunto proves the axiom that indeed, “3” is the magic number.

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Harness the Sun: SunJack Solar Chargers

Posted by on Feb 16, 2015 in Gear Reviews, Go Hike, Go Outdoors | 0 comments

Just because your adventures take place off the grid doesn’t mean you don’t need to plug in from time to time. With a convenient portable design and charging speeds on par with that of the standard wall outlet, the SunJack Portable Solar Chargers offer the next generation of  solar powered versatility for your backcountry exploits.

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Review: Anson Belt & Buckle

Posted by on Feb 11, 2015 in Gear Reviews, Go Hike, Go Outdoors, Go Pack | 0 comments

anson7 Ah, the venerable belt, equal parts indispensable accessory and wardrobe lynchpin since time immemorial. Yet when it comes to your outdoor exploits, that traditional belt can be equal parts annoyance and hindrance. Built with your spirit of wanderlust in mind, the canvas collection from Anson Belt offers a modern strap solution that adapts with you and your adventure.

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Skratch Labs: Your Hydration Solution

Posted by on Feb 10, 2015 in Go Bike, Go Hike, Go Outdoors, Go Pack, Go Run, Go Tri | 0 comments

Here’s the deal: Your body is constantly in flux, seeking to replenish the fluids lost through your daily activities. Even light exercise can quickly deplete your body’s percentage of water, leaving you suffering the symptoms of fatigue. No fluid means no function, and suddenly your left stranded on the trail with an overtaxed and exhausted body that refuses to take another step. Lucky for you there’s Skratch Labs.

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Outdoor Retailer Winter Market 2015: ‘Best in Show’ Awards

Posted by on Jan 30, 2015 in Business of Gear, Gear Reviews | 0 comments

Gumption Gear Review

Twice a year legions of outdoor aficionados clad in leather boots and plaid shirts descend upon Salt Lake City for the trade show affectionately known as Winter OR. It’s here, at the outdoor industry’s largest trade show, that distributors and members of the media scout out the latest gear and emerging industry trends for the year ahead. After scouring the showroom floor and pouring over our notes, our editors have put together their list of the best that Winter OR 2015 had to offer.

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COAST Portland Rechargeable HP7R & HP5R Handheld Flashlights

Posted by on Jan 28, 2015 in Gear Reviews, Go Hike, Go Outdoors | 0 comments

2014-12-13 23.29.11Forget everything you thought you knew about rechargeable flashlights. Incorporating COAST Portland’s best focusing optic technology, the benefit of multiple charging options, and a clear bright beam, the HP7R and HP5R flashlights demonstrate the benefits of intelligent engineering and quality manufacturing.

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