A good pack for your back

Mile High Mountaineering Divide 55

As the snow melts we have turned our thoughts to summer backpacking trips and the quest for the perfect pack. For the last few weeks, we’ve been testing the Divide 55 ($259), the mid-size pack offering from back pack newcomer Mile High Mountaineering and right off the bat we have to admit, we love it....

The Ultimate Adventure Camera

Olympus Tough TG-810

Adventure seekers and travelers have long photographed their surroundings to serve as inspiration and to retain nostalgia. The cameras used have adapted and changed as much as the scenery they intend to capture. In no one camera is the evolution of this notion seen as clearly as with the Olympus Tough TG-810 ($400). The 14...

Because eventually the batteries will die

Suunto MC-2G Global Navigator Compass

It goes without saying that technology has the ability to enhance your outdoor experience, but too much reliance can also be a curse. Limitations like battery life, the weather and even Earth’s magnetic regions can affect your adventure tech’s performance. So, when determining your navigation needs, consider the Suunto MC-2G Global Navigator Compass. The MC-2G...

Chair lifts be damned

Jones Solution Split Board

For a while, snowboarders had a harder time riding some of the biggest mountain lines. Relying on a snowmobile and then an often exhausting boot pack in, it was thought that a skier with a randonee set up was often best suited for off piste adventure. Then Jones Snowboard decided to develop a solution and...

Author, TV host, all around badass

30 Minutes With: Steven Rinella

Lately on Sunday nights we’ve found ourselves glued to the TV watching the Travel Channel’s new show, The Wild Within with Steven Rinella. Rinella, a life-long outdoorsman and avid hunter on a quest to recapture the spirit and skills of our ancestors as he travels the globe in search of food, living by his own...

A river of features runs through it

Patagonia Rio Gallegos Waders

The modern fly fishing wader has only seen a moderate degree of innovation since the introduction of breathable construction materials. With breathability came increased comfort and performance compared to heavy and hot neoprene or plastic materials, but designers have essentially been tweaking and adjusting a basic model that no one built better than Simms Fishing…...

Ditch the roller bags

Patagonia Black Hole Duffel

The Patagonia Black Hole Duffel ($130), as its name suggests, is a cavernous deposit for all of your gear. This ultra-tough bag is constructed with waterproof fabric and water-resistant zippers and seams. Padded on the bottom to protect your breakables, the Black Hole Duffel features a u-shaped lid for easy access to the main compartment....

Even Shackleton took naps

Renetto Zero Gravity Portable Hammock

Sometimes a man needs a moment to recharge his personal batteries. The Renetto Zero Gravity Portable Hammock ($120) offers a quick, portable place to take a nod. The flip-proof design sets up in a matter of minutes and has the ability to sit upright or recline. Complete with a MP3 slot so you can doze...

Keep the lights on

Goal Zero Sherpa Adventure Kit

It’s time to concede: modern adventure must often rely on technology even though, in our minds, we are still “getting off the grid.” Base camps have their share of GPS devices, satellite phones, computers and lights that need heavy batteries. With one of Goal Zero’s Sherpa Adventure Kits ($359-$2,219) you can rest assured the lights...

Gentlemen, Start Your Engines

Authentic Vintage Auto Posters

Tired of your old lady decorating the house with the same tired, vintage art-nouveau “French” posters we all recognize from Pottery Barn catalogs? Fight back with one-of-a-kind vintage auto and motorcycle prints from Vintage Auto Posters. Classic Porsche, Mercedes Benz and Ferrari prints can add some masculinity to your home while oozing the subtle class...

Ready for duty

Woolrich Civil War Cavalry Blanket

If you’re celebrating 180 years of service as a perennial favorite, you must be doing something right. Woolrich’s combination of quality, great customer service and unique products keep us coming back for more and this time it’s for their Civil War Cavalry Blanket ($120). Woolrich supplied these same blankets to the troops from 1861-1865 and...

Weather tough, wallet easy

Flylow Tough Guy Glove

Ever considered 120 bucks for a pair of super-Gore-15-layer-breathable-zippered-nuclear heat gloves? Us too. But for what amounts to the cost of a pair of gloves several steps above your standard local hardware store work glove, the incredibly tough Flylow Tough Guy Gloves ($28) breathe better than that fancy European pair and are triple baked and...

The Bomb(er), literally

B-25 Mitchell Bomber Airplane Desk

Even the most prolific jetsetter needs to land every once in a while to recharge his body, devices and get some work done. Luckily, the B-25 Mitchell Bomber Airplane Desk allows aviation and history buffs to take a piece of the sky with them. This limited edition desk from MotoArt combines functional art and rich...

Room with a view

Stay | Finca Bellavista

Be honest with yourself: at one point in your life (for some of us more recently) you dreamt about being Fritz from The Swiss Family Robinson, evading tigers, fighting pirates and living in the trees. Well, there’s an app er… place for that. Gentle readers, welcome to Finca Bellavista, a sustainable tree-house community tucked away...

Naughty and nice

Mountain Boy Sledworks Mountain Boggan

One of our favorite things about the holiday season is its tendency to remind us what is really important… important things like the sheer thrill of racing down a snow blanketed slope of precarious grade, red-faced with tears of joy streaming out the corners of our eyes, ignoring the warnings and caution of mothers as...

Say hello to our little friend

The Smoking Gun

Just because winter is upon us, doesn’t mean we are abandoning our desire to produce perfectly smoked barbeque. Next time you are standing outside, hands numb and freezing, attempting to feed wood chips or pellets into your favorite smoker, consider an alternate option: The Smoking Gun ($99) smoker. This petite 2 pound package uses an...

Double Wide

Big Agnes King Solomon Sleeping Bag

When you’re ripping the backcountry solo the Selk’Bag 3G does the trick to keep you warm, but when it comes time to find an inviting safe-haven from Mother Nature’s elements for you and you and the lady, look no further than the King Solomon ($330) sleeping bag from Big Agnes.

Gentlemen, Light Your Fires

Enclume Hearth LR14

Golden are the leaves and crisp is the wind across your face: fire season is upon us. The craftsmen at Enclume Hearth have just the fireplace tool to help you embrace the changing weather. The Enclume Hearth LR14 ($320) is a front loading wood holder and fireplace tool set. Crafted with traditional equipment, the hammered...

Ski Bum Engineers

Folsom Custom Skis

It is time to start thinking about your winter recreation gear and this year might be the year for new skis. Instead of walking into your local mega-outdoor-retailer, consider taking a custom approach and get fitted for a pair of Folsom custom skis ($1,200). As one of America’s first and only fully custom ski companies,...

The Beginning

American Assassin by Vince Flynn

In American Assassin ($15), the 12th effort from #1 New York Times, best selling author Vince Flynn takes his signature character, Mitch Rapp (think Bourne but cooler) back to the beginning of his career, before he was a reaper of death feared all over the world. After the tragic loss of a loved one to...

A Boot for Life

Red Wing Iron Ranger 8111 Boots

Inspired by the “Iron Rangers” from the Mesabi Iron Range in Northern Minnesota, the Iron Ranger boot from Redwing Shoes speaks of the city’s people and way of life: simple, tough, determined. Meticulously handcrafted in the USA for the last 95 years, Redwing makes shoes for the reality of life. The Iron Ranger is not...

Tops at Tailgates

La Caja China #1

The National Football League is in full swing and, if you’re like us, you are sprinting towards mid-season-tailgating form. So let us be the first to tell you that La Caja China #1 Aluminum grill ($320) is the surest way to obtain pro-status. Because a sizable crowd makes any tailgate more fun, La Caja China...

The Wormwood Tradition

Leopold Brothers Absinthe Verte

The Leopold Brothers believe in a strong sense of tradition and it is understood that tradition is what makes their spirits so good. The Leopold Brothers Absinthe Verte ($67) is crafted from a 100-year-old recipe of anise, grande wormwood, and sweet fennel along with a number of “proprietary botanicals.” The spirit is distilled in a...

By Land, Air or Sea

Military Chalkboard World Map

Whether you are developing the course for your next circumnavigation, a motorcycle tour through Africa or invasion, may we recommend the Military Chalkboard World Map ($799) as your platform from which to plot (if vintage maps aren’t your thing). The map pulls down like a window shade and can be the focus of your office...

Your Throne Awaits

GCI Wilderness Recliners

All outdoor chairs are not created equal. We have been to enough concerts, festivals, camping trips, BBQs and pool parties to know this. The Wilderness Recliner from GCI will be the best outdoor chair you buy. It has a patented auto fold system that allows you to carry the chair on your back like a...

Bowled Over

REI Adventure Dog Water Bowl

When it comes to travel companions, a dog is often the preferred choice. As this is the case, your pup needs the proper gear for adventuring just like you. REI’s Adventure Dog Water Bowl ($17) is smartly designed and incredibly durable. Constructed out of 100% post-consumer recycled PET fabric (no pun intended), this bowl features...

Just Add Water

Gerber Rivermate

The only thing that mixes worse than Lindsey Lohan and alcohol is water and rope. Anyone who has ever paddled a boat can attest to the fact that a seemingly docile line floating in an inch or two of water at the bottom of your raft can become a veryserious problem if you take a...

Bump Up Your Set

Park & Sun Spectrum Classic Volleyball Net

We’ve all been there: you’re in the park trying to set up a flimsy volleyball net that crumbles with a gust of wind or the ball even grazing the net. Often much to the amusement of onlookers. The incredibly sturdy and easy to assemble Park and Sun Spectrum Classic Volleyball Net System ($263) solves that....

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