Onewind Hammock Review

Travis Gneiting Camping, Reviews

We have been testing the Onewind 11’ Double camping hammock with a bug net and under quilt over the past couple of months. Onewind Hammock Review The 11-foot double hammock with mosquito and hammock straps is a great value from Onewind. For around $65 you get a hammock, ridge cord, hammock straps, storage bag, and bug net. The hammock is …

Cobalt Cooler Review

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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 …

AIRBANK Electric Air Inflator D7 Paddleboard Pump Review

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We have been reviewing a lot of electric paddleboard pumps over the summer. Please check out our reviews of the Outdoor Master and Valwix electric pumps here. The Airbank Electric paddleboard pump is a little different than the other pumps we have reviewed. It is slightly smaller, has a shorter air hose and shorter electric plug.  The pump still includes …

Unbound Merino Review

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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

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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

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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 …

RTIC Duffle Bag Review 👜

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I have owned a few other rugged duffle bags like the popular The North Face Duffle and Dakine’s weather-resistant duffle bag. The material used for the Rtic bag is the strongest feeling and most durable I have used. The duffle bags come in 3 sizes Large 140 liters, Medium 70 Liters, and Small 40 liters. I have used the 70 …

XCEL Apparel – Boardshorts and Shirts

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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 🎵

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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 …

Klean Kanteen TK Canister Review

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The Klean Kanteen TK canister is a double-wall vacuum-sealed canister for holding hot or cold food and liquids well on the go. The Klean Kanteen TK canister comes in three sizes we have been using them for the last few weeks and this is our honest review. The TK canisters come in 32 oz, 16 oz, and 8 oz sizes. …

Endura Single Track Lite Mountain Bike Shorts Review

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I have been wearing the Endura Singletrack lite mountain bike shorts for the last month and here is my honest review of them. The Endura single-track light short is a lightweight short for cross country or light Enduro riding. Endura sent us a pair to try out. The short is made of a four-way stretch nylon fabric that feels durable …

RTIC Cooler Review

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RTIC 45 Cooler Review Pros Cons Great Value Drain plug not attached to the cooler Simple Design T-straps can break after extended use Drain Plugs on both sides Knotted handles that can slip Rtic Cooler Review Overview I have been personally using the RTIC 20 and RTIC 45 Coolers for the last couple of months to give you an honest …

KUHL Shift Amphibia Short Review

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KUHL offers a wide variety of summer clothing including shorts and shirts that are great for outdoor recreation. The Amphibia short is one that we have recently been trying out. It’s a soft stretchy shorts that is great for wear around town or a quick dip in the pool. Keep reading to see why it’s become one of our favorite …

Blue Cooler Review

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Pros Cons Seamless Rubber seal Drain plug not attached to the cooler Wheels T-straps can break after extended use Multiple carries options Heavy (but well built) Value I have been using the blue cooler for the last couple months on biking trips, camping trips and soccer games. After using many other coolers in the past, having the wheels on the …

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The Ultimate OutdoorMaster Shark 2 SUP Pump Review

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The OutdoorMaster Shark Pump II stands out from other stand-up paddleboard pumps because of its unique design, and cooling system that allows 3 paddleboards to be inflated in a row. It takes the manual labor and exhaustion out of pumping up a paddleboard by hand or allows you to pump up multiple boards at the same time with one person. …

Elite Sterzo Smart Review

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The Elite Sterzo is a great companion to any smart trainer to make riding stationary bikes indoors more fun. Sometimes it’s just too cold outside, you have limited times, or just out of convenience you choose to ride your bike at home. If you are like me, riding on a bike trainer can be boring, even with Zwift. The new …

Houdini Sportwear Review

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Power Houdi Review One of the most popular products from Houdini Outerwear is their Power Houdi. It comes in 16 colors and 6 sizes. The jacket is made from Power Stretch® Pro™ from Polartec® (57% polyester, 33% polyamide, 10% elastane) a very stretchy, breathable, and durable fabric. Its perfect use is for layering under a ski shell, or as I …

Velo Angel TT Bike Seat Review

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I have been riding the Velo Angel TT road bike saddle for a few months now both on my Felt road bike and my Scott indoor training bike. I swapped the saddle between bikes to give it my honest opinion for a variety of bikes. While the name implies the use on a time trial bike, and the shape with …

STIO Fremont Fleece

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A solid Fleece jacket is essential for layering during cold temperatures. There are so many options, materials and prices. We recently tried on the Stio Fremont Fleece that was noticeably different. Stio’s Fremont fleece jackets come in Men’s and Women’s size S-XXL and XS-XL respectively as well as a handful fun and mild colors. What really set’s the Fremont Fleece …

Urban Cycle Clothing Review

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Urban Cycle is based out of Missouri and Arkansas they offer value priced cycle clothing. They offer road, mountain, gravel, and city clothing designed for biking. We were sent some clothing to try out and provide our opinion on to give you an idea if Urban Cycle clothing is right for you. I recently had the chance to ride the …

Onguard mastiff bike lock review

Why I use the OnGuard Mastiff Chain Lock

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OnGuard Chain Lock Review Why the OnGuard 8019 LP Mastiff chain lock is the lock I choose to secure my bike. I have used many on guard chains and kryptonite chain locks over the last decade. While the on guard 8019 LP is a smaller diameter chain it has more convenience yet protects just as well as other chains I’ve …