Smith Bobcat & Wildcat Sunglasses

Smith Optics Wildcat vs. Bobcat Sunglasses In-depth Comparison & Review

Travis Gneiting Bikes, First Look, Reviews

Are you trying to find out what the difference is between the new Smith Bobcat sunglasses vs the popular Smith Wildcat sunglasses? From a distance, the two sunglasses from Smith Optics both look like large oversized cycling sunglasses for road biking or mountain biking. They both offer a large face and eye protection as well as rubber contact points to …

Jabra Evolve2 85 Review

Travis Gneiting First Look, Reviews

I have been personally using the Jabra Evolve 2 85 Wireless Headphones for the last few months. My primary use has been for listening to music around the house, at my desk, and at the gym. I also used the Evolve2 Headphones for Microsoft Teams, and Zoom meetings daily.  I have used many headphones over the years from over the …

Stanley 40 Oz Quencher Travel Tumbler Review

Travis Gneiting First Look, Reviews

There is a reason these Stanley 40 oz Quencher Traveling tumblers sell out every year. They have simply taken everything into account when creating the perfect vacuum-sealed drink holder on the go. Hurry now while the popular colors are back in stock after Christmas. The Stanley Travel QUencher Tumbler is a 40 oz screw-on lid with a high volume straw …

Cobalt Cooler Review

Travis Gneiting Adventure, Camping, First Look, Reviews

Pros Cons Seamless Rubber seal Drain plug not attached to the cooler Wheels 5 Day Ice retention for lightweight cooler Multiple carries options Value Clamp Closure Blue Coolers has just released a new lighter weight and smaller dimension cooler branded as Cobalt Coolers.  These cooler have been added to reduce the weight and overall size of large rotomolded coolers but …

The Ultimate Hammock Gear Review

Travis Gneiting Adventure, First Look, Reviews

We have been using hammocks and shelters as well as under and over quilts from Hammock Gear for the last few months. This is our honest overview of their products, our experiences with them to help you make an educated decision if the cost is worth it for your next hammock and shelter purchase. Hammock Gear Hammock Reviews Hammock Gear …

Unbound Merino Review

Travis Gneiting Apparel, First Look, Reviews

Unbound Merino Pants Review We received a pare of the MerinoTencel Sweatpants to review.  Right out of the box, you can feel the quality and see the modern fit of the pants.  The modern fit with the superfund premium merino wool makes these comfortable travel pants for the plane to the hotel and out on the town.  The pants like …

Unigear Campfy P3 Air Sleep Pad Review

Travis Gneiting Camping, Feature, First Look, Reviews

The Unigear Campfire P3 air sleeping pad is a budget-friendly inflatable camping pad that is water repellent tear-resistant, quiet, and lightweight. The camp pad can be inflated using your mouth on the valve that’s self-sealing, or the inflatable bag that simply presses against the valve. It’s made from 40d310t nylon and uses a 150d Oxford strap. The packed down size …

Valwix Electric Paddle Board Pump Review

Travis Gneiting First Look, Paddle Board, Reviews

The Valwix Electric paddleboard pump is a popular option on Amazon because of its price and good reviews. I have owned the pump for the last month and given it fair use as well as tried to overheat the unit. If you have used a manual pump to inflate your stand-up paddleboard or have to blow up multiple boards you …

XCEL Apparel – Boardshorts and Shirts

Travis Gneiting Apparel, First Look, Reviews

XCEL Boardshorts Review XCEL is a name synonymous with wetsuits. They also produce a lot of apparel; boardshorts, long and short sleeve shirts all great for beachwear and designed to the details that their wetsuits are built with.  We had a chance to try out and give our honest review of their apparel. XCEL currently offers 4 different styles of …

Jaybird Vista 2 Review 🎵

Travis Gneiting Adventure, First Look, Reviews

The Jaybird Vista 2 are the second generation of the Jaybird Vista. You can read our review of the first-generation Vista here.  I’ve used a handful of mid-priced earbuds and the Vista first generation has been my go-to for road cycling and mountain biking for the last year. They are more comfortable than the competitors, have great sound, are sweat-resistant …

Nomadix Towel Review

Travis Gneiting First Look, Fitness & Nutrition, Reviews

Nomadix towels are a super absorbent towel that feels really nice on the skin, absorbs more water than your normal beach towel. You will enjoy that it packs up smaller than an average towel. After you are done using the towel it will dry faster than a bath towel. We first saw the Nomadix towel in a surf shop and …

Orange Mud Towel Review

Travis Gneiting First Look, Reviews

The Orange Mud towel acts like a towel, seat cover, and changing cover-up. It’s made of a soft microfiber feeling material and comes in a wide variety of colors. Orange Mud now offers the towel in a waterproof edition too for an additional $10. The idea is you get the towel dirty and not your seats. It’s a lot easier …

SNEK CYCLING BAG REVIEW

Travis Gneiting Bikes, First Look, Reviews

We had a chance to check out the new SNEK Cycling bags. Vital Case Tool Holder The Vital Case tool holder is a pack designed to hold the essentials (tube, pump, co2 cartridges, small tool, tire lever, and a credit card or cash. It has a silicone band to keep it all together and a “Voile” (for you backcountry skiers) …

Evoc Half Tailgate Pad Review

Travis Gneiting First Look, Reviews

The Evoc Half Tailgate pad is designed to hold 2 bikes on the tailgate of any truck. It retails for about $90. The tailgate pad from Evoc is highly rated on Amazon.com. It has a couple of straps that go around the tailgate to secure it to the vehicle. It also has two slots with velcro straps to secure the …

DIRETO X FIRST LOOK

Travis Gneiting First Look, Reviews

Elite Released the Direto X at Eurobike 2019.  The sleek looking new black and chrome is an upgrade from the companies best selling home trainer the original Direto. The Direto X now tops the charts as one of the most accurate trainers on the market with 1.5% Accuracy and 2100 W Power.  As of today, Direto X is the only trainer …

HYDRO FLASK – Hydration Pack Review

Travis Gneiting First Look, Reviews

Hydro Flask has just entered the hydration pack market with the release of the new Journey Series 10L and 20L hydration packs. We had a chance to review the Hydro Flask Hydration Pack that was sent to us from Hydro Flask for our unbiased testing. They are similar in some ways to a CamelBak, Gregory, High Sierra, and Osprey offering …

HYDRO FLASK Cooler, Carrier Sling, Coozies, and Colors

Travis Gneiting First Look, Reviews

Hydro Flask Soft Cooler Review Hydro Flask has released new sizes in their soft coolers and new bottle colors just in time for spring.    The new sized soft cooler back pack and tote in 15 L and 18 L respectfully are a more usable size down from the 22 L and 24 L sizes.  The soft sided coolers are meant …

New Hydro Flask 10 oz Wine Tumbler and 25 oz Bottle

Travis Gneiting First Look

There is not much to complain about when it comes to a Hydro Flask bottles. The vacuum sealed bottle keeps the elements out while keeping the beverages consistent. Recently Hydro Flask released a new 10 oz tumbler cup slightly different from their 10 oz Rocks cup.  The new tumbler resembles a classic wine glass tumbler.  The new wine tumbler takes …

Five Ten Gambit

Five Ten – Gambit VCS Climbing Shoe First Look

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The recently released Five Ten Climbing shoe in a new color has been added to the wide array of Five Ten shoes.  We were lucky enough to get our hands on a pair from Five Ten before they are available from their website (They are currently showing “Out of Stock”). The Gambit is meant to be a less aggressive climbing shoe …