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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Version 2 Models 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 Updated – Version 3 Blue Cooler Pros Cons Air tight gaskets and seals Drain plug not attached to the cooler Wheels T-straps can break after extended use Multiple carries options …

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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 …

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 …

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 …