Travel Gear Blog News 02/14/2011
REI Blog: Weblog for an active community of people who love the outdoors | Like the Backcountry? Here’s a Ski Gear Preview for Winter 2011/2012
It's only February, yet I’m already looking forward to next winter! That might sound crazy, but I just got back from a ski/snowboard demo at the Mission Ridge ski area in Washington state where I tried out a bunch of 2011/2012 backcountry gear.
Google Translate for the iPhone arrives in the App store | Gadling.com
Google Translate voor de iPhone is nu beschikbaar in the App Store!
The Best Travel Books of 2010 – Features – World Hum
Frank Bures surveys the year's most intriguing titles and offers a few gift ideas
12 iPod Alternatives
While the iPod in all its models and candy colors tends to dominate the portable media device world, there are tons of other equally kick-ass devices to choose from, depending on what you’re looking for.
Use Your Phone While Wearing OR’s TouchTec Gloves – the GearCaster
Outdoor Research has teamed up with leather company Broleo to release a pair of touchscreen compatible gloves you can wear while you text, call, surf, post to Twitter or Facebook.
Yak Wool Sweater | Gear Review | Gear Junkie
“Yak wool from the heart of the Himalayas.” That’s the promise, and a company tag line of sorts, for Khunu USA, a Glenwood Springs, Colo., company that sells men’s and women’s sweaters made out of yak fur.
How To Find Green Electronics | etón blog
Finding green electronics may take a little extra effort and information but by selecting electronics from companies that have the best practices, you will help reduce electronic waste and energy use.
PolarMax Mountain Skins review
When the mercury is plunging, PolarMax's warmest, highest-performance base layer – Mountain Skins – provide immense insulation in a compact, sleek package that feels like a second skin.
Backpacker Magazine – Prof. Hike: The Ex-Pyromaniac’s Guide to Fire
Backpacker.com is awash with excellent tips on lighting fires the old-fashioned way with kindling, a firestarter (a highly flammable trigger that burns long enough to ignite the rest of your fuel), and matches or a lighter.
PETZL Quark Ice Tools: A Powerfully Versatile Ice Tool » Pemba Serves
Petzl recently overhauled the Quarks, bringing ice climbers and alpinisits a new and improved lean, mean fighting machine ice tool.