Review: Lu Lu Lemon’s Metal Vent Tech Shirt

Staying relatively scent-free is a luxury when backpacking, hiking, and camping. It’s awesome when a shirt is designed to not only help you keep smelling good, but also boast a lightweight, breathable design.  The Lu Lu Lemon Metal Vent Tech shirt gets that done, and more, with sleek performance and design.  Here’s the scoop on …

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Review: STRONG & KIND Thai Sweet Chili Snack Bars

Talk about a unique flavor! I know what you’re thinking right now… “Thai Sweet Chili? Woa!” That’s right!  And it’s pretty incredible! In recent years, KIND has grown to be widely known in the “granola bar” world–maybe more properly labeled as snacks and snack bars. With a dynamic business philosophy and an entrepreneurial mindset, KIND …

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Review: Switch Lynx Sunglasses

How many different styles and brands of sunglasses are out there?  The number of options seem endless sometimes… but the brand Switch offers something truly unique that is worth investigating in the world of outdoor optics.  Check it out: Switch sunglasses use a magnetic interchange technology that literally allows you to pop the lenses out …

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Review: Hydrapak Stash Bottle

This summer, I reported on Hydrapak’s line of collapsible water bottles as seen at the Summer Outdoor Retailer show in Salt Lake City.  At that time, the Stash bottle was unveiled as Hydrapak’s newest compact water bottle.  This new collapsible water bottle is one of their most unique products, featuring a locking system that will keep …

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Review: GU Roctane Endurance Gel

Above and beyond normal energy gels, GU has released the Roctane Endurance Gel series after years of testing with thousands of athletes who have engaged in extreme activities and endurance competitions. Roctane Gels are superior to GU’s original energy gel recipes through the addition of new ingredients formulated to add more performance punch. Roctane offers …

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Outdoor Retailer: Solar Power Going Big

What’s the tech craze in the outdoor gear industry these days? Well, it seems that solar-powered gadgets are certainly stealing the spotlight! When at the Outdoor Retailer Summer Market, we’ve noticed an increasing amount of solar-powered devices, solar-power chargers, and solar-power brands emerging. Not only that, but it seems that every show and expo displays more …

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Outdoor Retailer: “Super-Charged” Solar Phone Cases from Secur

Technology of the future? It sure seems that way at Outdoor Retailer 2014! Secur has a new line of solar-integrated battery cases for smartphones in development–and they aren’t afraid to show it! This new technology allows smartphone users to charge their devices anywhere using advanced photovoltaic cells built into a sturdy case that attaches to the …

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Outdoor Retailer: Get Your Gear Fix On! (Day 2)

Every year, the Outdoor Retailer Summer Market attracts thousands of exhibitors, vendors, buyers, and industry representatives to Salt Lake City for four full days of intense tradeshow interactions. The Summer OR is a place where new brands are often launched, incredible progress is made for existing brands, and investment decisions are made. Not to mention, …

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Outdoor Retailer: SteriPEN’s 2015 Lineup

The Outdoor Retailer Summer 2014 show is certainly underway!  Many companies have begun to unveil new and modified lines of products, including SteriPEN, an innovative brand that specializes in UV water treatment devices.  Here are some of the new updates and details about the current line of products that SteriPEN will officially include in its …

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Easton Tent Pole Innovations

At Outdoor Retailer we learned a little more about Easton’s carbon tent pole technology and came away suitably impressed. For those who haven’t purchased a tent recently, carbon fiber tent poles are much lighter weight than standard aluminum poles and are more durable as well. Easton’s poles have been tested in extreme conditions like Mt. …

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Bamboo Water Bottle @ Outdoor Retailer 2010

The Bamboo Bottle booth had a ton of buzz around it at Outdoor Retailer so we decided to see what was up. The Bamboo Bottle Company produces exactly what you’d expect: bamboo water bottles. Or, sorta. The water bottle is actually made of glass and is wrapped in a bamboo cylinder. We gotta admit though, …

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