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Travel Gear Reviews

Lander Cascade 2600mAh Power Bank

The Lander Cascade Power Bank ($34.99) is a power bank with a built-in 2600mAh lithium rechargeable battery and a 1-Amp USB output that delivers a single* charge to your portable electronic device. *The Cascade Power Bank is also available in… Continue Reading →

Royal Robbins Backcountry short

The Royal Robbins Backcountry short ($55) is one of those shorts that when you take them out of the bag and hold them up you think, “Um…Don’t think so.” Then you put them on and shout “Damn my doubting, pessimistic self to eternal Hell!”… Continue Reading →

NiteRider Adventure 180 Headlamp

Editor’s Note: We originally published this review in February under the wrong product name, which took a bit of work to find/figure out. Sorry NiteRider! This one is correct, we promise. The main draw of the NiteRider headlamp, at least… Continue Reading →

Toad & Co Outbound Long Hoodie

The Toad & Co Outbound Long Hoodie ($139) is one of those hoodies that really has no business being labeled a hoodie. Made from 75% recycled Polyester and 25% recycled wool, it’s a harbinger of environmentally-friendly and sustainable clothing design… Continue Reading →

Ibex Woolie 1 Crew

Regardless if you live in a sopping inferno in summer or cryogenic tank in winter, you can wear the Ibex Woolie 1 ($80) all year ‘round. This isn’t my first rodeo with Merino wool. I’ve been using it for cycling, running,… Continue Reading →

SalmonberryOrigins Arctic Renewal Face Cream

I’m a longtime user and huge fan of Rainey Hobson’s arctic skin care products, scent memories, teas, and art. I’m a new adopter of Arctic Renewal Face Cream, though, and I don’t know what took me so long to try… Continue Reading →

Arcade Adventure Belts

Last fall Arcade contacted us to ask about reviewing their belts. I agreed because of the fancy designs, but inwardly I was reluctant because I am weirdly attached to the military-style black web belt that I used to wear under… Continue Reading →

Deuter Helion 80

The Deuter Helion 80 ($289) is a cavernous, big-gear hauling wheeled Sherpa for travel on land, air and sea. How I used it: Air travel for a four-day ski trip: Packed ski boots, ski pants, gloves, helmet, goggles, socks, baselayers, usual… Continue Reading →

Nau Allee: No goose died for its down in this down jacket

There’s a review of the Nau Allee ($300) jacket in this post but first I have to go someplace none of ever want to. The down in our jackets and sleeping bags comes about as a byproduct of the food… Continue Reading →

Wild Hedgehog Tactical Hers Medical Kit

Usually when a company pitches an idea to me it’s a quick transaction, as in “hey, want to try our product?” and I say “sure, sounds good!” or some variation thereof. But with Wild Hedgehog‘s owner Jonathan, we ended up… Continue Reading →

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