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. …

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 …

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 …

Fix it Sticks Bike Tool Review

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There are about a million bike tools out there to choose from some are simple with only a few Allen keys screwdrivers and wrenches while others have built-in chain breakers brake pad spreaders, bead breakers for your tires, and more. The decision of what Bike tool to carry with you is a hard one. For short rides, I like to …

Velo Saddle Review

New Velo Senso Wilson Saddle Review

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Velo Mountain Bike Seat We were sent the Velo bike seat to test out and give our honest review. We were not compensated for this review. We may receive a small compensation for purchases made through links on this review. The Velo Senso Wilson is a new saddle just released from Velo. It has a tiny price tag and is …

Grayl Water Purifier Review

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Grayl recently send us a couple water bottles to test out. This post was not sponsored by them, or compensated. However there are affiliate links included in the post to help us continue to operate GearChase.com. We were heading out the door to Lake Powell, Utah, USA to go camping, boating and paddle boarding and knew this would be a …

Manna Water Bottles

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Is Manna a Good Water Bottle? Manna water bottles are very good water bottles made from top grade 18/8 stainless steel and have a double wall vacuum insulation. Their vacuum sealed bottles will keep ice and drinks cold for 2 days, and warm drinks for 24 hours. Manna bottles come in many sizes and designs from the enormous 128 oz. …

TimTam Percussion Massager

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Hand held percussion massage guns have been very popular lately. Athletes and celebrities have been endorsing them. Do they work, are they worth the money? DO MASSAGE GUNS WORK? A massage gun, percussive massager or sometimes called “vibration therapy” works by sending rapid bursts of pressure to the tissue of the body. They are capped with a ball, or pointed …

GORE WEAR – CANCELLARA KIT

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GORE Wear has created a beautiful road bike kit and collection in honor of Olympic and World Champion Fabian Cancellara. Cancellara (a GORE ambassador) has launched a signature collection including both C7 (racier streamline kit) and C5 (slightly looser more comfortable) versions. As well as jacket, socks, and matching gloves. Seven Epic Moments The design incorporates a heptagon shape with …

Gore Wear C5 Gore-Tex® Infinium Hybrid Jacket Review

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I have been riding the Gore Wear C5 Infinium Hybrid Jacket for a couple months now here in Utah since the weather turned cold. Last year we reviewed the Gore C5 Active Jacket a full Gore-Tex® Jacket. The new Infinium Hybrid offers similar protection from rain and cold weather in a stretch soft fleece lined fabric called GORE-TEX Infinium. It …

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 …