Hardcore Warmth With Black Diamond Cold Forge Down Hoody – A Quick Review

Cold weather can sometimes make you hesitate to get out there and have fun. You know you’ll be glad you did, but when you’re inside at a cozy hotel/resort/cabin/lodge, it’s hard to take that step to walk out the door. But when you have the Black Diamond Cold Forge Hoody along for the adventure, you won’t even hesitate. The jacket’s microlight shell and lining are…

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5.11 Tactical Gear For Men And Women- New Items for 2018

5.11 Tactical Gear for 2018 Across the country, and for most of us here in the Gem State, being able to carry a concealed fire arm or being prepared for any situation is key. With two military bases within 40 miles of each other, we have plenty of trained individuals in uniform. Perhaps it is safe to say that being prepared and not looking the…

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Travel-Ready Phone Covers By GoCustomized

GoCustomized.com offers customized cases and covers for your phone or tablet, including the iPhone X and latest Android models. While certainly not alone in the customization space, I tried out GoCustomized and really liked how I could customize my iPhone case in as little as ten minutes, from my phone itself. They have several options, from silicone cases to full-wraps to wallet-style cases that flip…

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Keep The Rain Off With ExOfficio Emei Trench – A Quick Review

Finding the right rain jacket can be a challenge. Do you go with the extreme athletic performance piece, or the one you can wear downtown when you’re headed out to meet friends for dinner? Sure, either will work, but unless you’re a gear reviewer or someone with tons of closet space, one jacket should be enough. Right now, when it’s gray and drizzly at home,…

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HOKA Clifton 4 Running Shoe for Travel Days – A Quick Review

I’m always on a quest for a lightweight running shoe I can pack during all my travels, as I almost always run or workout on a treadmill when I’m away from home. For several years now, I’ve tried to adopt a love for ‘barefoot’ running shoes, as those would be the natural solution for those of us who like to pack light, but despite many…

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Cozy In The Cold With Sierra Designs Tuolumne Jacket – A Quick Review

When the temperatures drop, one of my top priorities is how to get warm. And while there are plenty of puffy jackets out there to help achieve my goal, I don’t want to spend all my money on one item and not have anything left for warm socks, gloves, hat, pants, and shoes. The Sierra Designs Tuolumne Jacket is the lowest priced tech-based synthetic down…

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Aventura Clothing Travel-Ready Leggings And Tights – A Quick Review

Travel-ready leggings and tights are among the best items to pack for any adventure, especially in winter. They pack down small, are comfortable to wear, and can be paired with a large range of items, from tunics to dresses to tees. Aventura Clothing has, hands-down, the most comfortable leggings and tights I’ve tried, and they’re affordable, too. Here’s what to get: Ida legging: This legging…

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SOG Tactical Travel Gear 2017

SOG Prophet 33L Pack – Tactical Travel Versatility I have been testing the SOG Prophet 33 Liter pack this fall as a replacement for my standard hiking & hunting pack. SOG, known for its tactical gear, has been working hard to bring military-grade materials to consumer level products. The Prophet is one of it’s latest backpacks and I could not be more impressed. The Prophet…

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