Gear Closet: Renogy Phoenix 100 Mini Power Station Review

Last week I took a look at the new Jackery Explorer 500 portable power station, which is a massive battery pack designed to power a wide variety of devices in the field. That device is built for extended stays in the field, where you may need to power small appliances, camera equipment, laptops, mobile devices, … Read more

Adventure Travel Essentials: RavPower FileHub and Wireless Travel Router

All week long this week I’ll be sharing reviews for some products that adventure travelers are sure to love the next time they hit the road. On Monday, I shared my thoughts on a new set of noise cancelling headphones from TaoTronics and yesterday I reviewed an amazing GPS watch from Citizen. Today, I have … Read more

Adventure Tech: goTenna Mesh Gets Even Better With New Update

I’ve been a big fan of the goTenna Mesh for awhile now, first writing about it when it was announced nearly two years ago. But thanks to a new update, this off-the-grid communications device is getting even better, bringing new features to users looking to stay in touch while in the backcountry or traveling in … Read more

Gear Closet: Phoozy Thermal Capsule Review

Our smartphones have become one of the most important tools that we carry with us on our adventures, serving as our cameras, method of communication, entertainment, and so much more. But, those devices are also fragile and aren’t always well-suited for use in extreme environments, even when equipped with a proper case. But the Phoozy … Read more

Adventure Tech: The Bivystick Will Help You Communicate in the Backcountry

Staying in touch with teammates while traveling off the grid can sometimes be a real challenge, particularly when you’re visiting a place with no mobile network or simply don’t want to pay large fees to keep your cellphone working in a foreign country. Fortunately, over the past couple of years we’ve seen some interesting gadgets … Read more

Adventure Tech: The Apple Watch Series 3 with Cellular

Yesterday, Apple took the wraps off some exciting new products, including three new iPhone models, a new 4K AppleTV, and more. Perhaps the most interesting and exciting new device to be revealed however was the company’s third generation Apple Watch (dubbed Series 3), which now comes with built-in cellular networking capabilities, making it particularly appealing … Read more

Gear Closet: Jackery PowerBar Battery Pack Review

Keeping electronic devices fully charged and functioning while on an adventure can be a real challenge. Whether you’re setting off on a weekend camping trip or traveling across Africa for weeks at a time, keeping your smartphone, GPS unit, camera, and other gadgets powered up is a priority. Those items are more powerful and efficient … Read more