Outdoor Gear Reviews


Brooks-Range Cirro Jacket

Brooks-Range Cirro Jacket – lightweight, synthetic mountaineering jacket This is a guest review by Zac Robinson. It has been a wet spring here in Utah.  With snowfall totaling over 700″ for the season, it looks like it will be easy for those folk who want to try to lay some ski tracks every single month of the year. Unfortunately, I […]


Eureka! Silver City Sleeping Bag & Giveaway!

Eureka! Silver City Sleeping Bag – lightweight, 30-degree, synthetic sleeping bag Simply like Travel Gear Blog and Eureka! on Facebook and enter a comment below telling us where your favorite hiking destination is to win! Sorry, but only US residents are eligible for the giveaway. Enter by 11:59pm EST, April 30, 2011 for your chance to win. Don’t forget to […]


Eureka! Apex 2 Tent & Giveaway!

Eureka! Apex 2 Tent – 2-person backpacking tent Simply like Travel Gear Blog and Eureka! on Facebook and enter a comment below telling us where your favorite hiking destination is to win! Sorry, but only US residents are eligible for the giveaway. Enter by 11:59pm EST, April 30, 2011 for your chance to win. Don’t forget to enter to win […]


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, […]


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 […]


12 Days of Travel Gear Giveaways: Win a Hammock Bliss Ultralight Travel Hammock

And the winner is lucky commenter #16 – Abbie! From the makers of the ridiculously roomy Hammock Bliss Triple comes a stunningly comfortable and compact Ultralight Hammock. The Hammock Bliss Ultralight weighs in at a scant 13 ounces and packs down smaller than the size of a Nalgene water bottle. If you’ve been following this blog you would know that […]


12 Days of Travel Gear Giveaways: Win LOKSAK Waterproof Bags!

And the winner of the LOKSAK bags are lucky readers 48 (Rhonda), 3 (Matt S), and 9 (Linda S). I’ve sadly lost several digital cameras to both sand and water and have vowed for my new camera to last at least a year. Thankfully I discovered LOKSAK bags, my new favorite travel companion. LOKSAK bags are re-sealable little bags that […]


V.I.O. POV 1.5 Helmet Camera

V.I.O. POV 1.5 Camera – waterproof, dustproof and shock resistant wearable point-of-view camera The V.I.O. POV 1.5 Camera is a bit different from the other helmet cameras reviewed so far. The POV camera is made up of 2 units, the camera head and a recorder, which are connected by a small cable. This is a good thing because the camera […]


Contour HD 1080P Wearable Camcorder

VholdR Contour HD 1080P Wearable Camcorder – smallest and lightest helmet cam The Contour HD 1080P is the world’s first and smallest wearable camcorder to shoot 1080p high-definition video. At only 4 ounces, the Contour HD easily mounts to your ski helmet, handlebars, vehicle, ski goggles, and pretty much anywhere else you want to capture hands-free video. The anodized aluminum […]


Oregon Scientific ATC3K Waterproof Action Cam

Oregon Scientific ATC3K Waterproof Action Cam – easy to use, entry-level helmet cam The Oregon Scientific Action Cam easily mounts to ski helmets, handlebars, or other sports equipment to capture video at 640 x 480 VGA resolution at 30 frames per second. Great for capturing video in extreme conditions, the camera is waterproof up to 10 feet, shock resistant, and […]