Nathan VaporKrar 2.0 12 Liter Race Vest Review

Two years ago, Nathan introduced their next generation pack line, named  for Rob Krar who assisted in the development of it. They called the line the VarporKrar which came in two...

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Tepui Tents Kukenam Sky Review

Tepui Tents Kukenam Sky Review

As I was setting up the tent I was definitely getting some strange looks. First rolling back the cover of the "box" on top of my car and them extending a rather long ladder. The best part however, was seeing the realization of what I was setting up dawn on people's...

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Trek Super Commuter+ 8S Review

Trek Super Commuter+ 8S Review

Ferrari calls it Rosso Corsa. Porsche has Guards. Prince even wrote a song about a Corvette in the color. Red. It's the color of speed. And passion. After spending an evening with Trek's product team and a little spin, I've got no doubt that they had a little of both...

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Black Diamond Iota and Sprinter Headlamp Review

Black Diamond Iota and Sprinter Headlamp Review

There are a few pieces of gear that are indispensable in almost any adventure. These can vary from person to person but for me those things include a zip-lock sandwich bag (or two), a lightweight rain jacket, a small folding knife and a good headlamp. The latter is...

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Big Agnes Hole in the Wall Jacket With DownTek Review

Big Agnes Hole in the Wall Jacket With DownTek Review

A down jacket is a necessity for the long bitter cold winters in New England. I thought I had a favorite down jacket until Big Agnes sent us the Hole in the Wall jacket- this down jacket made by a company known for their superior sleeping bags is also water and wind...

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A Night At The Pool | Gearist Dailies

A Night At The Pool | Gearist Dailies

Some people have asked what I (Brandon) do to cross train so I thought I'd give a wee bit of insight here. WAY back in high school I was a rather fast swimmer (50 yard freestyle in 19.4 sec) and since so much of swimming is technique, quite a lot of that carries over...

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