By - Bill Urbanski Last week, despite soaring temperatures in the Northeast, some 22,000 runners took to the streets of Boston to compete in the 116th running of our nation’s oldest marathon. I honored these brave souls by covering a much more modest 6.2 miles in order to test out CamelBak’s 2012 Ultra LR™ hydration
Headlamps. What could be more simple? It’s a piece of gear that every lover of the outdoors needs. Chances are they’re all the same, right? Wrong. Having owned plenty of budget headlamps over the years, I know all of the justifications. It was cheap, it seemed just as bright; if it broke I just bought
By: Bill Urbanski Wolverine’s patented ICS (Individual Comfort System) technology is back in 2012 with a splash of color in several new trail hiker styles. For those unfamiliar, ICS is a gel disc that sits in the shoe’s heel, just under the OrthoLite® footbed. Simply pop out the disc and spin it to your desired
The first flavor that comes to many people's minds when they think of this time of year is peppermint - peppermint candy canes, peppermint mocha coffee, etc. But what about your favorite energy gel? That is right. GU peppermint stick flavored energy gel is here for you to help put a little holiday cheer in
The Reach The Peak™ Hybrid Down Jacket by Columbia combines the warmth of down with the flexibility of stretchy materials on the sides and back to allow for unmatched mobility. Out of the many down jackets of this sort I have used, this is by far the best fit, and it layers under my hard
There are a lot of different qualities that people look for in a backpack for the outdoors. Some people like all kinds of bells and whistles and some people want the bare minimum. If you are one of those who don't like much more than you need for your adventure, If you are a minimalist by nature, then perhaps the Blaze A.C. 60 by Granite Gear is something for you to consider.
By Patrick Gensel If you are into running, cycling, or any of the sub-disciplines of these sports, then you know it is often that we are out training or competing without our identification. It's just part of the gig. ID is just one more item to lose, weigh you down, or just plain get in
On the Grand, with my Nikwax “armour” in place, amazingly I stayed relatively dry. I say relatively only because my well-worn trail runners have a few torn seams. I found that the only material Nikwax could not protect was the material that was not there.
By: Patrick Gensel [yframe url='http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ef_xC-fstEg'] With the current popularity of bamboo these days, why wouldn't there be a drinking bottle made out of the stuff? Introducing the Bamboo Bottle, an environmentally friendly solution for carrying your water. The bottle is constructed of bamboo, glass, and recycled plastic which helps minimize the impact created by