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Animal Encounters: Mountain Lions / Cougars

  While it's quite rare, humans and cougars do sometimes wind up face-to-face. If that happens, here are a few steps to get out of that situation as safely as possible: 1. Know your tracks. 2. Keep your friends close. 3. Let it go. 4. DO. NOT. RUN. 5. Show them who's...
GEARIST TV: LAZER TEMPTED SNOW HELMET REVIEW

GEARIST TV: LAZER TEMPTED SNOW HELMET REVIEW

Lazer is the world's oldest helmet maker and though they've only been in the snow game for a few years now, their helmets are playing off that tradition in a great way. Today we take a look at the Tempted helmet from Lazer. While it is made for the ladies there is a...

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REVIEW: Bollé Emperor Snow Goggles

REVIEW: Bollé Emperor Snow Goggles

When out snowboarding or skiing today we all see tons of people in either oversized goggles or in more retro styled cylindrical goggles. In all this hubbub it seems that sometimes a good middle ground is cast aside. With the Emperor goggle, Bollé has given all the...

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GEARIST TV: MIZUNO WAVE HITOGAMI REVIEW

GEARIST TV: MIZUNO WAVE HITOGAMI REVIEW

  Mizuno Running is rolling out the hits this year. First the Sayonara and now a lightweight, speedy and slickly styled shoe called the Hitogami. Using U4ic foam to keep the weight down and the springiness up, the Miz has managed to make a shoe that looks and...

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REVIEW: Osprey Packs Escapist 30 Backpack

REVIEW: Osprey Packs Escapist 30 Backpack

When we start our search for a new piece of gear we often look for things that can cover more than one activity. Maybe you're looking for a baselayer that is going to be good for skiing and also just as at home on a multi-day bike or hike. One place where gear claims...

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REVIEW: Giro Edit Snow Helmet

REVIEW: Giro Edit Snow Helmet

Over the past several years, we've seen snow helmets go from being something that you saw here and there to being a fixture on more people's heads than not. Not only is this a byproduct of people taking safety in account more and more but it's also a nod to helmets...

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GEARIST TV: SKECHERS GORUN RIDE 3 REVIEW

GEARIST TV: SKECHERS GORUN RIDE 3 REVIEW

Yes, they're made by Skechers Performance. However, as with the other shoes in the Skechers Performance lineup, the GOrun Ride 3 has far exceeded our expectations and has us now looking at these shoes as we would any other legit running shoe. The GRR3 is light weight,...

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GEARIST TV: MT (MOUNTAIN TRAINER) FROM TOPO ATHLETIC

GEARIST TV: MT (MOUNTAIN TRAINER) FROM TOPO ATHLETIC

The MT (Mountain Trainer) trail running shoes from Topo Athletic are the next step (pardon the pun) in the evolution of this promising new brand. Their low drop platform, light weight construction and triple density foam midsole make this a shoe that's comfortable on...

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REVIEW: Transfer Long Sleeve Baselayer from Pearl Izumi

REVIEW: Transfer Long Sleeve Baselayer from Pearl Izumi

It used to be that when you went out for a run, ride or some other activity during the colder months that you'd put on some large bulky thing to keep you warm. This single piece did it's job but it was kind of inefficient and way too bulky for most people's movements...

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REVIEW: Mizuno Wave Hitogami

REVIEW: Mizuno Wave Hitogami

Last year we took our first crack at reviewing a Mizuno running shoe with the Wave Sayonara and it was impressive. With that as my first experience with the brand, I was quite excited to see what would be coming next. Mizuno's introduction of their lighter and...

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