ROKA – GP-1X Cycling Sunglasses Review

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The ROKA GP-1X is a larger version of the ROKA GP-1 made for full coverage and demands of long sunny and heated days on two wheels.  With features like rubberized customization nose pieces and ribbed ear pieces, the light weight glasses are meant to stay in place even under the rigors of all day rides.  The sunglasses are ultra light …

Otterbox Venture 65 45 25 Coolers Reviewed

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Otterbox has entered the game of premium coolers that was once dominated by the name Yeti. It seems now that there are a large amount of options for premium coolers that claim to keep ice for weeks.  If your going to spend hundreds of dollars on a cooler, you should be expecting the best.  A name notorious for phone protection …

XX2i Optics France2 Sport Sunglasses Review

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XX2i Optics has been know as a great value sunglasses company catering to outdoor enthusiast who enjoy running, cycling, angling, and more. We have been using the France2 sunglasses for cycling over the last couple months and really enjoyed them, but had some complaints. too.  Above, you can see what is included in the box, 3 sets of lenses 3 …

GORE® C5 All Mountain Shorts

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I have been riding the Gore Wear all mountain short about 10 times over the last month. They are a unique style not commonly seen in the states with a long slender Euro cut to them, and a high waist ut took some getting use to. An all mountain biking short from a name like Gore, you know is going …

XX2i Brazil1 Polarized Sunglasses Review

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We had a chance to try out the Brazil Matt Tortoise sunglasses with polarized lens from XX2i recently and wanted to share our take on this classic design. XX2i offers some really great glasses at a great value. They are miles a head of the cheap gas station sunglasses you buy, but are paying the huge premium for some of …

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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 …

Biolite’s SolarHome 620 Kit Power System, Lights, Power, and Radio

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The new Biolite SolarHome 620 is a Solar station for small scale, emergency preparation, comfort camping, van life or small house or cabin electronics kit. It includes a radio, MP3 (do people still refer to them as MP3’s) player, USB device charger, living individual switched daisy chained lighting, all powered by a small solar panel, and on-board battery.  BioLite is …

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 …