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Slumberjack: Family Comfort for the Great Outdoors

Posted by on Aug 27, 2014 in Gear Reviews, Go Outdoors, Go Pack | 0 comments


IMG_1616The right sleeping bag can make all the difference between a restful night’s sleep and a night of tossing and turning wishing you’d just spent the night in a hotel. For more than 50 years, Slumberjack has been working to provide outdoor enthusiasts with a great night’s sleep in the outdoors.  It’s a perfect place to start when you’re looking for incredible comfort at camp that won’t require you to pawn your tent.

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The Outdoor Oterro from Topo Athletic

Posted by on Aug 25, 2014 in Go Hike, Go Outdoors, Go Run | 0 comments


Responsive, resilient and flexible, the Oterro from Topo Athletic is built to work with your natural form while keeping you light and nimble on the trail.

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Review: Kelty Granby 6 Person 3-Season Tent

Posted by on Aug 21, 2014 in Gear Reviews, Go Hike, Go Outdoors | 0 comments


Family camping affords us the opportunity to unplug from the diversions of everyday life and connect with the natural world and one another, creating lasting memories in the process. For those of us with a family of little campers, you’re going to need a tent spacious and comfortable enough to house the entire crew. That’s where the Granby 3-Season tent from Kelty comes in. Your home away from home.

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RuggedTec #StrapSound Bluetooth Speaker

Posted by on Aug 20, 2014 in Go Outdoors | 0 comments


The perfect portable Bluetooth speaker is a fairly simple idea. It’s easy to connect and has good range, never dropping its connection as you hike the trail or bounce around the garage. It should look as good as it sounds whether you’re rocking out to old school Mötley Crüe, or new school MAGIC!. It should be light and portable with a battery that lasts as long as your average barbecue  - and ideally it  doubles as a speakerphone just in case mom calls.

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The Socks of Outdoor Retailer 2014

Posted by on Aug 19, 2014 in Gear Reviews | 0 comments

socks of OR 2014

The human foot has 26 bones, 33 joints, 107 ligaments, 19 muscles and tendons. The 52 bones in your feet make up about 25 percent of all the bones in your body  Despite this intricate design, we’ve treated our feet like clowns in a circus car. Too often, we blame our shoes (or boots) for “not working right” when in many cases, it could be the sock you’re wearing.

Thankfully, there are brands and manufacturers out there who spend more time thinking about your feet than you ever will. At this summer’s Outdoor Retailer show in Salt Lake City, our editor’s discovered an array of brands dedicated to rethinking the humble sock in an effort to bring the consumer greater comfort and higher levels of performance. Here are some of our favorite new offerings from the Outdoor Retailer Summer Show.

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Best In Show: Outdoor Retailer Summer Market 2014

Posted by on Aug 14, 2014 in Gear Reviews, Go Hike, Go Outdoors, Go Pack | 0 comments


Known affectionately as Summer OR, the Outdoor Retailer Summer Market is an annual trade show that offers a first hand look at emerging industry trends, new brands and future gear. Over the course of four days, our editors met with an array of brands seeking out our “Best in Show” products for 2014.  The following list represents the products and technologies that are not only innovative, but raising the bar in regards to what you can expect from your outdoor gear.

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Icebreaker Technical Tops Featuring “Featherweight Merino”

Posted by on Aug 12, 2014 in Gear Reviews, Go Hike, Go Outdoors | 0 comments

Icebreaker Technical Tops Featuring “Featherweight Merino”

Despite our best efforts, there are still those who find themselves hard pressed to consider wearing merino wool when the mercury rises and the sun sits high in the summer sky. But now you’re all out of excuses. Icebreaker has extended its technical sports collection to include innovative new ultra-lightweight styles – ideal for any warm weather endeavor.

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Review: Alite Designs Mantis Chair

Posted by on Aug 11, 2014 in Gear Reviews | 0 comments

Review: Alite Designs Mantis Chair

Warmer weather and longer days mean more playing outside; hiking, camping, touching rocks, pitching tents, and backyard BBQ extravaganzas.  The only problem? You can’t bring your favorite basement lounger with you.  Fear not my friends, with the perfect combination of minimalist design and maximalist comfort, the Mantis Chair from Alite Designs is the next best thing.

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