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Bamboo Bottle The Eco-Friendly Water Bottle

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

By |August 18th, 2011|Gear, Video|2 Comments

Jam Out In Style With Goal0 Rock Out Speakers

By: Patrick Gensel [yframe url='http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GQwzj5lhvew'] Looking for an affordable way to share your tunes around the camp fire or at base camp? Sounds like the Rock Out by Goal0 is just what you need. The Rock Out speaker system is a rechargeable and portable speaker for any device with a standard headphone jack. The Rock

By |August 16th, 2011|Gear|1 Comment

Camelbak Insulated Groove Filter Bottle

By: Patrick Gensel   [yframe url='http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jGu8BT6jZdg'] Hydration experts Camelbak are at it again with a water bottle that provides its own filter built into the straw. The Groove provides a replaceable cartridge filter that will keep your water tasting great. Camelbak states that it will filter about 378 bottles worth of water. Keep in mind that

By |August 15th, 2011|Gear|1 Comment

Klymit’s Inflatable Outdoor Products

By: Patrick Gensel In 2006, scuba diver and outdoor person Nate Alder took the noble gas concept used in dry suits and started to transition it into other types of outdoor gear. Using Argon, a safe and eco friendly gas, Alder was able to create products that insulate using the lightweight and readily available gas.

By |August 6th, 2011|Gear|0 Comments

Sanuk’s Upcoming Spring 2012 Lineup: Bro-tastic.

By: Patrick Gensel Unless you have been living under a rock, you have probably heard of Sanuk Footwear. Popular with climbers, surfers, and outdoorsy people in general, Sanuk has gained a lot of steam in the past few years. Their spring 2012 lineup is looking like it will be a step forward for the brand

By |July 25th, 2011|Gear|2 Comments

Help! I Need A Sleeping Bag

By: Patrick Gensel Just like you shouldn't TP your neighbors house without concealing your identity, you shouldn't go camping without an adequate sleeping bag. The problem is that if, like many, you are new to the whole outdoor scene, combing through the mountains of options available might be harrowing at best. Options such as down,

By |July 25th, 2011|Gear|1 Comment

The Gigantic Gargantuan Gear Giveaway

The guys at Outdoorinformer.com and Campinggeartv.com have been working feverishly to put together the ultimate gear giveaway.  With over $7500 in gear up for grabs, the Gargantuan Gear Giveaway aims to be one of the biggest explosions of gear this year. Starting August 1st, 15 winners will receive swag from some of the biggest names

By |July 11th, 2011|Gear|0 Comments

Gearhead: Mountain Hardwear Paladin Backpack

Patrick takes a look at the Mountain Hardwear Paladin backpack. This small yet roomy and organized backpack is great for bike commuters, travelers, day trippers and more. Some stats on the Paladin: 840D HT Ballistic Nylon body panels HardWear™ Tarp XL accent panels Dimensions: 22 in X 13 in X 10 in / 56 cm X

By |June 8th, 2011|Gear, Video|0 Comments

Gearhead: Suunto Core Wrist-Top Computer Watch

If you're an outdoorsman, and like myself have a thing for analytics, then having a reliable watch is important. From keeping time, to tracking elevation and barometric pressure, the wrist watches of today are more computer than time piece. Probably one of the better known items in this category, the Suunto Core offers all of these features and more.

By |May 24th, 2011|Gear|4 Comments

GearHead: Arc’teryx Theta AR Jacket

http://youtu.be/fE41s8T75Kc Behold, the amazing, do it all, bombproof jacket:  The Arc'teryx Theta AR.  This is one of the finest pieces of clothing I have ever bought, and yes, it was worth every penny.  Check out today's video post for an in depth look at this awesome jacket, constructed of Gore-Tex Pro Shell fabric.  I use

By |April 19th, 2011|Gear, Video|0 Comments
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