Pelican Case Explained

What is a Pelican Case? Simply put, Pelican cases are extremely durable waterproof cases. Designed to house the most valuable and potentially fragile items. There a must for keeping dry items dry and fragile items from breaking. I own many and can't speak highly enough about how well they work and long they have lasted. No leaks and practically unbreakable. Read More...

Rydr Pant From Kuhl

Gear Review: Kuhl Rydr Pant for men.

It's not often that I fall into a pattern of wearing the same piece of clothing over and over until my wife finally has to point this fact out to me. This is exactly what happened with the Rydr pant made by Kuhl. What I love about this pant and what has made it my go-to clothing item, is that it works for almost every application. Admittedly, I own a few pairs and therefore have the luxury of choosing a particular color or particular pair based on what I plan to do for the day. I am not really the cloths hoarding type so for me to have more than one pair of anything is a true sign of how much I like it. Heres the deal: Read More...

The Scoop on Sandals

Spring is here. I "sprung" our clocks forward today.Time to trade ski boots for flip-flops, tennis shoes and sandals. About this time of year I start seeing my friends cruising around, chillin' out , and adventuring in their water sandals. I can't help but notice what they are wearing. I'm into shoes, they say a lot about a person, but I have particularly strong opinions about sandals. First let me be clear in that I am writing about "river / water" sandals. I have worn many different types over the years. My whitewater pursuits have spanned 20+ years so I am confident speaking about this subject. I have worn great ones and others that failed miserably. Packing light and traveling smart means picking the best tool for the job. Choosing the right footwear for your river trip, surf adventure is huge. Read More...

Watershed 'Colorado Dry Bag' Review

Thankfully, there are certain products in the marketplace that stand alone. They have the distinction of being exceptionally well made and are unfailingly trusted. Straight off the shelf and out of the box you can be assured that your purchase is exactly as advertised. Watershed brand dry bags are one such item, they are the epitome of quality. These dry bags are well designed and extremely durable. Read More...

Drybags: The Difference Between The Good and The Bad

Understanding what differentiates one dry bag from the next isn't easy. I am going to do my best to help those that might not have much experience with dry bags figure out what attributes and features to consider before purchasing one.
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Teva's "Bomber Flip" Sandal Review

Sometimes, it doesn't take a revolutionary new idea but the combination of two already existing ideas to create a product that rises above the rest. Just think Reese's Peanut Butter Cups. More often than not these hybrid products do not come about by accident, as the chocolate and peanut butter commercials suggest. In the real world, some designer dreams a little dream, has that "Eureka!" moment and follows through. In the realm of water sandals, Teva's Bomber Flip is that dream design. It works. The Bomber Flip is 75% flip flop and 25 % sandal. Let me explain. Read More...

North Face Basecamp Duffle

BACKGROUND: For our latest adventure, My wife and I traveled across the globe to New Zealand. With a varied itinerary, from tramping to mtn biking to simply being tourists, we were a bit uncertain on how best to pack. In addition to our wish list of activities, the reality of international travel, with multiple airport layovers and transfers, was challenging us to pack light. For us, it made the most sense to find a piece of luggage that was as versatile as our itinerary. We shied away from bringing our big backpacks because we considered them a bit singular in purpose as well as simply too large. Read More...