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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Slicks Travel System Review: All Purpose Travel Backpack

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The Powerfilm Solar LightSaver USB Roll-up Solar Charger and Battery Bank

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Arc’teryx Blade 20 Backpack

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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Proviz Switch Reversible Backpack Cover

By Chris Guill / January 13, 2019 /

Proviz Switch Reversible Backpack Cover Review Biking is not exactly something that comes easy at first. It’s always been a struggle for me to find time to actually improve and build my stamina. I find that biking at night works best for me, but it can be really hazardous trying to navigate the streets in…

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

By Chris Guill / October 29, 2018 /

 “You can travel the world on what you can make with your own two hands.”  That’s was the advice Stan Thompson gave Bill Conner that set Bill on his journey from Florida to The Australian coast with his wife and 11-month old son in search of a laid-back surfing lifestyle.  While he started making sandals…

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

By Chris Guill / September 23, 2018 /

The Lowa San Francisco GTX is the latest in a long line of high-quality Lowa street shoes. I am a massive fan of Lowa and was really excited to try these out. The San Francisco features a GORE-TEX® SURROUND™ for excellent waterproofing and breathability while still allowing drainage if you happen to get the insides…

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