Jaybird Vista Headphone Review

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In July 2019 Jabird announced one of the smallest and lightest truly wireless and waterproof headphone on the market. Having been a wireless headphone user for many years, we were excited to try a new headphones by Jaybird. In full disclosure, Jaybird send us the Vista to provide our unbias and honest review. The Vista is offered at $180 which …

Thule Travel Suitcase and Backpack Review

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Thule is synonymous with ski, bike, and cargo haulers. However, with over 75 years in product engineering specializing in plastic and metal construction, hard shell luggage is a natural product category for them to expand. The new Revolve collection offers a simple, durable collection of products for business and personal travelers that is sophisticated yet reliable and durable. We were …

DIRETO X FIRST LOOK

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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 …

Hutchinson Griffus Tire Review

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Hutchinson hit the market with a new aggressive enduro tire aimed at fast, durable, and grippy riding. The tires come in a variety of diameters and widths. Namely a 29″ and 27.5″ both in 2.4 and 2.5 widths.  They have a foldable rugged bead and side to side hard skin protection that place different tread compounds (different rubber mix) in …

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Kitsbow – Masterlink Bike Short (The $265 Bike Shorts)

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Lets just get this out in the open from the beginning. These bike shorts are expensive, and not in most mountain bikers budget. That being said, if you can afford $265 bike shorts, these are the absolute best mountain biking shorts money can buy. Now that we have addressed the elephant in the room, I’ll explain why I have fallen …

Hutchinson Fusion 5 Storm Tire Review

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I have been riding the Hutchinson Fusion 5 Storm All Weather tire on my Felt z4 for a few hundred miles now and wanted to give my take on the tire as an all around road tire suitable for all conditions. Full disclosure, I was sent the tire from Hutchinson to give my unbiased opinion. I have the tire paired …

HYDRO FLASK – Hydration Pack Review

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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

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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 …

TOPO DESIGNS TRAVEL & CLOTHING REVIEW

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Topo Designs Overview We recently had a chance to try out some Topo Designs products for the first time.  In a travel fashionable category similar to GoRuck, Herschel, Fjällräven, and Tom Bihn.  Topo Designs is known for their travel packs and clothing.  They make very stylish travel bags as well as fashion/functional clothing.  Topo Designs was started in 2008 by co-founders …

KUIU – Venture 2300 Review

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Venture 2300 Pack Review KUIU’s new Venture 2300 day pack has quickly become my favorite pack for short day long outings when I want an internal framed pack for load support and comfort.  The pack weighs in at 3 lbs 9.4 oz. It measured about 22 inch tall and 11.5 inches wide when empty. It is constructed of top quality …

KUIU – ULTRA Down Hooded Jacket – Review

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Overview The KUIU Super Down ULTRA Hooded Jacket is a top of the line down insulated jacket with hood designed as a mid layer to be worn under a more durable shell. The KUIU ULTRA Jacket is completely packable down to a 6 inch by 6 inch pocket for super easy packability and storage once the morning chill wears off. …

Pedaling Innovations – Oversized Flat Pedals + New Foot Position + Science

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Pedaling Power The claim is the with Pedaling Innovation Catalyst Pedal is that by moving your foot forward on the pedal and having your arch supported at both ends, you can generate more power. Pedaling Efficiency The second claim by Pedaling Innovation Catalyst Pedal is that you can pedal more efficiently.  By placing the foot in the middle of the …

Keen – Presidio II Mary Jane Women’s Shoe Review

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The Fit: I ordered the Keen Presidio II Mary Jane shoes in my normal size and the length is perfect. The heel is a little loose but then, I have a narrow heel.  There doesn’t seem to be an option of ordering these in narrow, which I sometimes do to prevent a sloppy heel. I am not too worried, as the …

Keen – Newport H2 Review

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Overview The Keen Newport is one of the most popular adventure sandals, and for good reason. It’s been one of Keen’s staples for years. The Keen Newport H2 takes the original Keen Newport and made it water friendly. The grip of the sandal was improved for walking through rivers and wet rocks.  It is arguably the most popular adventure sandal …

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 …

Fenix UC52 Review

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 …