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GORE® C5 GORE-TEX® ACTIVE Hooded Jacket Review

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GORE® C5 GORE-TEX® ACTIVE Overview The hooded waterproof jacket is made for all outdoor activities you might get caught in the rain, or need some quick protection. The Gore-Tex material offers superior waterproofing and breathability while still providing wind blocking. Gore Wear offers top of the line waterproofing for athletes that need a strong, breathable, functional all around jacket. There …

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Blendtec® Designer 725™ Blender – Review

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Blendtec Blenders are some of the strongest and toughest blenders on the market today. There are three categories of Blendtec blenders.  The Classic Series, blenders that have made Blendtec a household name, and often sold in stores like Costco and online.  They are the simple all in one blenders. The Designer Series offers more power and additional features than the …

Topeak Joeblow Review

TOPEAK JOEBLOW™ BOOSTER Pump Review

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JoeBlow Specs and Functions Do you really need a $160 pump to be able to mount your tubless tires anywhere? There are currently about 10 different pumps or DIY methods for inflating a tubless tire on the go without electricity or the use of a compressor.  They range in price from the cheap 2 litter bottle hack. The pumps range …

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FENIX UC52 Rechargeable Smart Flashlight Review

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A good quality flashlight is something everyone needs. They are useful when camping, power-outages, emergencies and just around the house. One of the biggest complaints I’ve had about flashlights is never knowing what kind of charge the battery has.  This means I usually end of bringing an extra set of batteries every time I go out.  The just released Fenix …

KLYMIT STATIC V2 REVIEW

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Build and Durability The Static V2 is built with welded seams and a welded in large air valve.  The air valve is pretty similar to most we have used on a lot of pads.  It requires a twist to close and open.  The sleeping pad is 72 inches long and 23 inches wide.  It comes with a small patch kit …

OXBOW Bike Light Review

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Oxbow recently sent up a bike light to try out and review on GearChase. We spend a lot of time riding with bike lights both on and off the trail.  The Oxbow may look very familiar to other lights you may have seen on other websites.  The value add from Oxbow is that it comes with GoPro mounts and a …

TOPEAK – D-Torq Wrench Review

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Finding a great present for a cyclist is hard to do.  Beginner cyclist are somewhat easier to shop for, but their garage and tool bag quickly fill up with their new love of the sport.  Seasoned bike riders are even harder to shop for.  They seem to have 2 or 3 of the essentials, bikes included and at least 1 …

OnGuard Brute U Lock Review

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Each year we hate hearing about the more and more bike that are being stolen.  Every type of cyclist seems to suffer from the potential of a bike gone missing.  From childrens bikes left in the front yard and commuter bikes in a down town setting to mountain bikes and dare I say eBikes on racks attached to vehicles.  With …

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KUIU – Guide Glove Review

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With hunting season in full effect, and temperatures dropping a good all around glove that can insulate and protect as well as articulate movement is a necessity.  There are so many options for gloves, we have see it all, from mechanic gloves to ski gloves.  It’s time to upgrade.  A technical glove with moisture wicking properties, grip, durability as well …

The Best Super Small Bicycle Mini Tools

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There are literally hundreds of mini tools that can be used for a bike.  You can get them anywhere from your grocery store to high end bike shops.  They cost any where from $1.99 at Harbor Freight (with a coupon) to $99+ for some of the Lezyne Carbon Tools.  We have owned a few too many mini tools in our life …

Electric Knoxville – Sunglasses Look

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Electric snowboard goggles, sunglasses and lifestyle brand is a brand we grew up with fixated on snowboarding, surfing, skateboarding. Started back in 2000, there have been many chapters that have lead to Electric’s current offering. Now associated with music, motorcycles, and not caring, Electric is a brand that resonates with a broad audience of people. We have owned many Electric …

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Rokform Rugged Phone Case Review

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I have been using the Rokform Rugged case on my Samsung Galaxy S8+ for the last couple months and wanted to share my thoughts an opinion on the rugged case that caters to the outdoor enthusiast and everyday users. The case is made of a hard plastic (polycarbonate) similar to other hard cases on the market for drop protection.  The …

Topeak Nano TorqBar DX Review

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The Topeak Nano TorqBar review starts with us installing some new bottle cages onto a carbon road bike frame.  Frustration sets in that we don’t know what to torque the bolts to for a water bottle cage.  Unlike stems and seat collars that often have inscribed indications of what the torque spec should be the bolt cages were lacking.  A …

Mizu Life Insulated Water Bottle Review

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If you are a frequent visitor of GearChase.com’s reviews, you know we love insulated water bottles.  We have Hydroflask Reviews, Fifty/Fifty Reviews, and Klean Kanteen Reviews. We were excited to get a couple Mizu insulated bottles for review.  Two Mizu’s most popular insulated bottles are the V8 and V12.  They offer the bottles in both an insulated and non insulated bottle, with …

GoPro Gimbal Review – The Evo SS Gimbal

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Features Mount options for GoPro Hero 5, Garmin Virb Ultra 30 & GoPro Session Cameras Supports, GoPro 3, 3+, Silver, Black, Sessions (With adapter), SJ4000, Xiao YI, and many more Compatible with GoPro LCD back pack or battery back pack Precision Stabilization Accuracy of ±0.01° Works fast out of the box Integrated 3.5 mm A/V output port for external monitor or …

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L.L. Bean Downtek Sleeping Bag 20 Degree

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Specs: 2.98 Lb backed weight 76 inch x 34 inch Dimensions 15 inch x 8 inch Packed Dimensions Interior and exterior shells: Ripstop nylon Fill: Water-repellent DownTek™ 650 Water-repellent coating on outer shell Baffling holds insulation in place Draft tube on zipper prevents cold air from seeping in Retains its loft in wet conditions This L.L. Bean Sleeping bag review …

Kuat NV 2.0 Bike Rack Review

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Overview We are now on our third Kuat NV rack.  We used the first NV bike rack, loved it.  Then it came out in black and had to have that.  Now the NV 2.0 comes out with new features that we were all asking for.  We just had to write a Kuat NV 2.0 review to include our experience and …

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Topeak – Smartgauge D2 Digital Review – Air Pressure Gauge

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The SmartGuage D2 is a must have for any semi-serious biker. We have taken a close look at the SmartGuage Tire Pressure Gauge and provided our Topeak SmartGuage D2 review. Who needs a digital pressure gauge? If you have been using a floor pump with a needle gauge you know how inaccurate they can be. With our current pump on …

Five Ten – Impact VXI Mountain Bike Shoe Review

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Five Ten Impact VXi Review The Five Ten Impact shoe has been a huge success for aggressive free ride and downhill mountain bikers.  It’s base is a super sticky Stealth Mi6 dotted Stealth sole.  For riding flat pedals with a almost magnetic feeling to a clipless pedal.  The shoe is a bit chunkier than other mountain biking shoes, but the …

NiteRider Lumina 950 and Sentinel 150 Review

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A head light and tail light are becoming a necessity for riding a bike on the road.  Bicycle accidents are a reoccurring problem among commuters and enthusiast. A side from wearing a helmet, one of the best things you can do to improve your safety on the road is to be visible.  A bicycle front facing white light and rear facing …

Five Ten Mountain Bike Shoe – Hellcat Pro First Look 2017

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One of Five Ten’s staple downhill shoe got an upgrade, the Hellcat Pro is a clipless, bombproof shoe that caters to the gravity riders.  The Hellcat Pro and Freerider Pro are a couple new “Pro” shoes that were announced in 2016 and released in 2017.  The Pro model of the Hellcat takes protection, style and functionality to the next level. …

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OnGuard Beast Chain Lock Vs. Kryptonite Fahgettaboudit Chain

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What lock should you buy, the OnGuard Beast 8016 Chain or the Kryptonite Fahgettaboudit? GearChase takes an in-depth view into both locks to find out what one will meet your needs. With the price of bikes increasing year to year, new inventions from electronic shifting and large, expensive drive trains as well as high tech suspensions, it’s hard to let …

Fox Digital Shock Pump Review

Fox Digital Shock Pump Review

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A shock pump seems like a pretty simple little high pressure pump for setting sag and pressure on your forks and air shocks.  Making sure that your suspension is set up properly and adjusted for the type of trail you are riding is essential for getting the most performance out of your mountain bike.  This could be adding air to …

C2 Tight Extreme Cold Review

C2 Extreme Cycling Tight Review

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We here at GearChase.com are avid cyclist. When asked if we would like to try out the C2 Extreme Tights we jumped at the chance. C2 is a Boston based company that produces 100% USA manufactured products. Currently, our go to cold weather tights are a pair of Pearl Izumi thermal cycling tights, so you will hear our comparison to …