Gear Review: The Xero Scrambler Mid is an Ultralight Hiking Shoe for Spring

Xero Scrambler Mid

Now that spring is officially in the air, I’m sure more than a few of you are itching to get back out on the trail. To help you do that, Xero Shoes is launching a whole new line of footwear designed to support an active lifestyle. One of the flagship models coming to the line-up is the new Scrambler Mid, an ultra-lightweight hiking boot that is both stylish and comfortable. But for some, it just might be too lightweight.

BioLite Charge 80 PD Power Bank Review

BioLite Charge 80 PD

Considering how much we rely on our smartphones, tablets, and other electronic gear these days, a good USB power bank is essential when traveling. After all, the last thing you want is to have your devices run out of juice at the airport or even mid-flight. Thankfully, there are numerous portable power options available these … Read more

Olight Warrior Mini 2 Ti Review

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“DO NOT throw the light directly into human eyes. This may cause temporary blindness or permanent damage to the eyes.” Is it just me, or is that exactly what you want to read in the instruction manual of a premium flashlight you’ve just purchased? At the end of the day, the main function we all … Read more

GoPro HERO8 Black Review

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With the latest GoPro being the HERO9 you may wonder what is the reason for this review. After careful consideration in purchasing a camera to record hikes and other long-form adventures, I was put off by numerous reports of the HERO9 crashing during recording. The HERO8 still holds up compared to the 9 and there’s … Read more

Keep All of Your Important Tech Devices Running with the Jackery Explorer 1500

Jackery Explorer 1500

There is no question that the demand for on-the-go power has increased dramatically over the past decade or so. As we’ve started to travel with more power-hungry electronic devices and other battery-operated tools, the need for keeping those items charged and operational while away from home has grown too. Thankfully, the portable power station market … Read more