Chris Guill

Having spent most of his adult life traveling for business Chris is obsessed with the latest business and travel gear. He lives in Boise with his wife and 2 boys.
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Proviz Switch Reversible Backpack Cover

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Are Conner Hats the Best Hats On Earth? Nathan Hemp Mesh and Mt Warning Wool Hat

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Mens Lowa San Francisco GTX – Versatile and Great Looking Travel Shoe

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Boulder Denim Review and Kickstarter For Denim 2.0

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Brooks of England Sparkhill Backpack

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Lowa Rocket Rock Climbing Shoes

SOG Prophet Backpack CP1005G, 33 L

SOG Tactical Travel Gear 2017

Ecoths Mens Trace Pants & Rupert Shirt

Ecoths Mens Trace Pants & Rupert Shirt – A Quick Review

Toad & Co – Cache Cargo Pant

Toad & Co – Cache Cargo Pant – A Quick Review

DUER Performance - Men's Slim Fit Jogger

DU/ER N2X Slim Fit Travel Pant For Men – A Quick Review

Decathalon Freeride 3-in-1 Ski Pants

By Chris Guill / October 20, 2020 /

While this year has been a bit of a disappointment with the ski resorts shutting down early due to the Corona Virus I was able to get a day in with the new Decathalon Freeride 3-in-1 Ski Pants.  I picked these out to test as I have struggled for years finding a pair of Ski…

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Western Rise

Western Rise Active Collection – Men’s Activewear Elevated

By Chris Guill / October 8, 2020 /

With our kids finally big enough to handle some real adventure we decided to take on Zion National park this fall. Anyone that’s been to this amazing part of southern Utah knows that with the unreal sensory comes some of the hottest temperatures in the nation. I needed activewear that could handle 5 days of…

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Outdoor Research Mens Trail Mix Snap Pullover and Next To None TEE

By Chris Guill / July 19, 2020 /

Summertime in the outdoors here in Idaho is my favorite time of the year. With nearly unlimited activities available within just a few hours, the hardest part is picking what to do next. Now that both of our boys are old enough to start really adventuring we have a full calendar this summer. To get…

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Challenger Goggles and Ten Mile Helment

By Chris Guill / March 1, 2020 /

In the world of downhill winter sports, there have been just a few options for premium helmets and goggles. While there are some amazing options from the big players I have had a hard time finding a helmet/goggle system that really worked for me. I find that most of the mainstream systems don’t fit my…

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Rocky Mountain Underground BRFCS35.50 Canvas Ski Bag

By Chris Guill / February 2, 2020 /

Over the last few years, I have become obsessed with having just the right bag for each of my activities. I have been using an ancient Solomon ski bag since the early 2000’s that is finally getting close to the end of its life. When RMU Outdoors reached out to us to try out their…

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Lowa Wendelstein Warm GTX Review

By Chris Guill / December 2, 2019 /

Based on LOWA’s classic mountain trecking book the Lowa Wendelstein Warm GTX is updated for everyday use.  They have the fantastic VIBRAM outsole and GORE-TEX panda lining for warmth.   The upper is made from leather for toughness and flexibility.  The soles have an aggressive 4mm lug that gives it decent hiking performance and the VIBRAM…

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2019 GoLite Mens ReBound Jogger and ReActive Boxer Briefs

By Chris Guill / August 7, 2019 /

GoLite is one of my favorite men’s activewear brands and I love when they send me their latest products to test.  This year they were kind enough to send me the ReBound Jogger and ReActive Boxers.  I love how GoLite products look and fit but it’s their amazing commitment to environmentally friendly low energy production…

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Review: Proviz Sportive Men’s Cycling Bib Shorts

By Chris Guill / May 1, 2019 /

April is here and you know what that means  – it’s finally nice enough to get back on the road bike here in Idaho.  I know, the die-hards only stop when there are more than 3 inches of snow on the ground but I am simply not that ambitious with my cycling.  I am finally…

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Nau Mens Kush Pants and Stealth Crew Neck Sweater

By Chris Guill / January 24, 2019 /

We were introduced to Nau at the Outdoor Retailer this show and fell in love with their amazing clothes. Nau was started in 2007 with the goal of creating a company that was a real force for good. Their early code name, “UTW” stood for how to “Un-F*&K The World”   Nau believes in making…

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Lem’s Trailhead Men’s Lightweight Hikers

By Chris Guill / January 23, 2019 /

Lems Trailhead Review I can’t tell you how many times I’ve gone on a hike in the wrong shoes and ended up paying for it through a series of blisters on my feet. That’s why I would recommend getting a lightweight hiking shoe that won’t trip you up on rough terrain. The developers behind Lems…

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