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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…