Gear Closet: Timex Ironman GPS Running Watch Review

Timex Ironman GPS Running Watch

In an age of smartwatches and timepieces dedicated to helping us train better it can be extremely difficult to decide on a watch to wear during your running workouts. Many of those devices are overly complicated and expensive, and often come with a wide variety of features we don’t want or need. To address this … Read more

Gear Closet: Aukey AC-LC2 Budget 4K Action Camera Review

Aukey AC-LC2 Budget 4K Action Camera

Over the past few years, the action camera market has continued to fragment and become increasingly crowded. Sure, GoPro still dominates with its yearly updates to its Hero line or products, but after that there are a wide array of choices from a several manufacturers, each with their own strengths and weaknesses. Below this second … Read more

Gear Closet: BioLite BaseLantern Review

BioLite BaseLantern

One area of backpacking and camping that has seen considerable improvement over the past few years is camp lighting. In the past, we’d often carry the tried and true Coleman lantern with us to light the way, and while that is obviously still a viable option, today we have much lighter, brighter, and more versatile options … Read more

Gear Closet: UCO Pika and Alki Lanterns

The Pika 3-in-1 Rechargeable Lantern is one of those items that you don't realize how useful it is until you start putting it to the test in the field.

Lighting solutions for camping and backpacking excursions continue to become more sophisticated and useful. Gone are the days of fumbling around for a light, or dealing with finicky gas-powered lanterns. Today, we have a number of options available that use bright, efficient LED lights that are capable of illuminate a surprisingly large area, but are … Read more

Gear Closet: Polaroid XS100 Action Camera

Polaroid Sport Action Video Cameras

Judging from marketshare – not to mention mindshare – you would think that the ubiquitous GoPro Hero 3 would be the only option available in the wearable, action camera market. But despite what GoPro’s incessant marketing campaign would lead you to believe, there are actually alternative options on that rival their device, and even surpass … Read more