Adventure Gear

Adventure racing gear, Expedition Gear resources, reviews, and links. We cover things like skydiving, parasailing, kiteboarding, wind surfing, mountain climbing, rock climbing, safari, trekking.


GoLite Odyssey Pack

GoLite Odyssey Pack – sweet RTW bag made from recycled materials I can’t imagine every needing a pack this size, but if I did the GoLite Odyssey Pack would be it. Holding up to 78 liters, the Odyssey is perfect for a multi-week backpacking adventure or a round-the-world kind of a trip. Made from 50% Tier 1 recycled ripstop nylon, […]


Deuter Speed Lite 20 Backpack

Deuter Speed Lite 20 Pack – ultralight touring and hiking backpack The Deuter Speed Lite 20 backpack is made for speed. Weighing in at just over a pound, the Speed Lite holds all your essentials without holding you back. A detachable waist belt and sternum strap lets you strip down the pack if you’re looking for more weight savings. Plus […]


Suunto M2 Heart Rate Monitor

Suunto M2 Heart Rate Monitor – pretty basic heart rate monitor The Suuonto M2 Heart Rate Monitor is as basic as they get. If all you’re looking for is a watch that displays your heart rate with a few end of workout stats, the M2 might be perfect for you. If you’re looking for a watch that can tell you […]


Garmin Forerunner 110 GPS Heart Rate Monitor

Garmin Forerunner 110 GPS – entry-level GPS sports watch The Garmin Forerunner 110 GPS is a great entry-level GPS sports watch. It comes in both a men’s and women’s version (and a less expensive version without heart rate functions). The watch is simple and easy to use and displays reliable and consistent distance, speed, and heart rate information. Using GPS, […]


Polar FT 40 Heart Rate Monitor

The Polar FT 40 heart rate monitor is a nice step up from the Polar FT4. The FT 40 goes beyond simply showing your heart rate and calories burned with its EnergyPointer function. During your training session, the EnergyPointer tells you the effect of your training – whether you’re improving fat burning or improving aerobic fitness and displays it graphically […]


Thule Car Roof Rack Systems

Roof racks are great for their versatility. You can adapt a roof rack to carry just about any outdoor gear item like skis, snowboards, bikes, canoes, and kayaks. You can also use a cargo box to stash all your camping, biking, or climbing gear out of the way. Thule, as well as Yakima, is one of the main companies that […]


Yakima Car Rack Roof Systems

Roof rack systems tend to be the most secure way of transporting your outdoor toys. Yet they are quite expensive to get started with. Currently there are two main companies that manufacture roof rack systems – Yakima and Thule. There are many things to consider when choosing a roof rack system for your car. You will have to decide what […]


Best Stuff Sacks and Dry Bags

Whether you’re on a river trip or a round-the-world trip, having a few stuff sacks and dry bags in your pack will prove invaluable. They’re great for organizing your gear, saving space, and keeping your goods dry. Plus stuff sacks are perfect for keeping your dirty and wet clothing away from your clean stuff. Muddy shoes, no problem – just […]


REI Lightweight Compression Stuff Sack

REI Lightweight Compression Sack – compacts your sleeping bag or other gear If you are tight on space, compression sacks will be your new favorite travel companion. Compression sacks work just like regular stuff sacks, except that once you’ve got your stuff packed in you cinch down on the straps to get rid of all the air, which compresses down […]


Outdoor Research Ultralight Ditty Sacks

Outdoor Research Ultralight Ditty Sacks – crazy light pack of stuff sacks Stuff sacks are great for keeping organized on road trips, backpacking adventures, and round-the-world trips as well as keeping organized around the house. I find them a lot easier to pack than packing organizer cubes. You simply toss anything you want in the bag and pull the drawcord […]