Gear Closet: Suunto 5 GPS Watch Review

Most outdoor athletes benefit to some degree from wearing a sports-focused, fitness-oriented watch during their workouts. The problem is, many of those watches are expensive, overly complex, and/or offer poor battery life. With the release of the new Suunto 5 watch however, long-time outdoor brand Suunto is looking to change all of that. In fact, … Read more

Adventure Travel Essentials: Citizen Satellite Wave GPS Freedom Watch

All week long, I’m sharing some interesting and useful pieces of gear that will provide adventure travelers with more convenience and comfort while on the road. Yesterday I offered up a review of the new noise-canceling headphones from TaoTronics, which I find indispensable on long flights or in airports. Today, I have a completely different … Read more

Backpacker Explains How to Use a Compass

Being able to navigate properly is one of the most important skills that any outdoor adventurer can have, yet many of are completely inept at finding our way in the backcountry. Thankfully, Backpacker magazine in here to help with some handy tips on just how to use a compass. The surprisingly extensive piece starts off … Read more

Adventure Tech: Meet the Garmin inReach Mini Satellite Communicator

Explorers, mountaineers, and adventurers just got a new, lightweight option for staying in contact while visiting the remote corners of our planet. Last week, Garmin took the wraps off its latest GPS device and it is an intriguing one, particularly for those who like to travel light and count all of their ounces before setting … Read more

Gear Closet: Casio Pro Trek WSD-F20 Smartwatch Review

Last year I had the opportunity to test and review Casio’s WSD-F10, a smartwatch designed with the active outdoor enthusiast and adventure traveler in mind. Although I am an Apple Watch and iPhone user, I came away impressed with all of the features the WSD-F10 included out of the box, and the way that Android … Read more

Nepal Will Use GPS Tracking to Verify Summit Claims

Another interesting development occurred in Nepal while I was away visiting The Falklands and South Georgia. Just as the spring climbing season inched closer to its start, the government in the Himalayan country announced that it would use GPS tracking devices to improve safety and verify summits on Everest this year, a move that comes … Read more

Adventure Tech: Beartooth is a New Communication Device for the Backcountry

Looking for a new way to communicate while traveling in remote places? Then check out the newly revealed Beartooth, a device that creates its own cell phone network, allowing users to stay in contact in place where coverage is normally impossible. Much like the goTenna, which we reviewed back in January, the Beartooth connects to … Read more

Adventure Tech: Three New Fitness Watches From Garmin

This week, the annual Consumer Electronics Show will kick-off in Las Vegas, where hundreds of tech companies will show off their latest gadgets and devices. This year, the hottest trend seems to be wearables, with smartwatches, fitness trackers, and a variety of other gear taking center stage. Over the next few days, there will be … Read more

Adventure Tech: Garmin Fenix 2 GPS Watch

The battle for your wrist is about to get a lot more interesting. In March, Garmin will be shipping the much anticipated Fenix 2 GPS fitness and adventure watch. This latest entry into what is becoming quite a crowded market, takes all of the great features from the original Fenix and amps them up a … Read more