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Jackery Honda HSL290 Power Station Review – All-Day Camp Power in a Compact Package!

Recently I’ve made some custom modifications to my SUV to create somewhat of an Off Grid Micro-Camper for sleeping in before and after races and staying near the mountains on a budget. The biggest struggle is finding a way to power my devices while car camping. Small USB power banks are great for charging your…

Garmin Forerunner 945 Review – The New GPS Fitness Watch King?

A couple weeks ago Garmin Released the brand spanking new Garmin Forerunner 945. Garmin’s latest offering in the “Forerunner” lineup. I was lucky enough to get my hands on one! The Forerunner 945 sits in the flagship position in this series replacing the previous Garmin Forerunner 935 that was wildly popular with triathletes, cyclists, and…

DT NO.1 F18 GPS Smartwatch Review – A GPS Smartwatch for $50! – Too good to be true?

This week I received something interesting from our friends over at Banggood.com . The DT NO.1 F18 fitness tracker watch. That name is awfully confusing isn’t it? To be clear, the brand is “DT NO.1” and the model is “F18”. This watch comes from China and sports an insanely affordable price tag that’s around $50…

Field Tested: Outdoor Research Stormtracker Heated Gloves

Electric gloves?! That’s got to be a gimmick right? Well… maybe not! I personally struggle with the unfortunate “cold hands” gene during long pitches ice climbing and when standing still too long on a winter hike. I’ve also experienced the dreaded “screaming barfies” far too many times while climbing (google it)! Wearing big bulky gloves…

Choosing A Personal Locator Device – SPOT Gen 3 Satellite Messenger Review

On long remote hikes or deep winter endeavors injuries that would otherwise make for a bad day, can be deadly. Cell phone service here in the north east can unreliable, or non-existent on my T-Mobile phone. It’s important to be able to signal for help when you’re in trouble in the back country. This is where PLB’s and Satellite Communicators come in. Before I continue, I’d like to state that I’m going to cover these devices from a layman’s perspective without delving too far into how they work, what frequencies they work on, etc…