Outdoor Gear

Back in 2012 I reviewed Wicked Lasers' first generation Torch and in 2014 their second generation more polished FlashTorch. Both touted at the time as “the most powerful handheld flashlight in the World” and at a whopping 4100 lumens, they were wickedly bright, extremely hot, but rather large.  The designers at Wicked Lasers have recently introduced a [...]

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It's December, so that means that it's starting to get cold here in Southern Indiana. When the temperature dips to the low 40's and 30's (F), it means that it's time for me to pull out my gloves. But my gloves are not ordinary gloves. They are Mujjo Double Layered Touchscreen Gloves, which  have super [...]

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I've always wanted to try a self-balancing scooter or hoverboard but I decided I valued unbroken bones and a bruise free body even more. But turning a hoverboard into a go-cart was just too fun to pass up. So when Jetson offered me their JetKart universal hoverboard accessory, I said let's do it! The Jetson [...]

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Back in September of 2015, I reviewed a pretty interesting take on the slingshot, The Pocket Shot. I thought The Pocket Shot was a good product not only for everyday adventure but also as a survival tool. I was aware of another add-on for The Pocket Shot that would allow you to shoot arrows using The [...]

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Posted in: Health, Fitness, Sports, Outdoor Gear, Reviews

The Trucker's Friend is a tough, all-purpose tool that was designed for truckers, but it looks perfect for walker (zombie) head splitting, nail pulling, tree chopping, ice scraping, etc. This tool is made of heat treated steel with a shock absorbing fiberglass handle. It combines the essential functions of an axe, claw hammer, nail puller, crow bar, [...]

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Posted in: News, Outdoor Gear

Looking for a fun gift for the kids in your family? The Geospace Ski Skooter might be something they'll enjoy. The Ski Skooter looks like a snowboard but with a foldable handle. The handle allows kids to balance and steer the snowboard down slopes of snow, grass or sand. It also works like a scooter [...]

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Let’s talk blowers. I know what you might be thinking—why would anyone bother reviewing a blower? They either work or not. That’s what I initially thought. EGO, a cordless outdoor power equipment maker, offered one of their products for review and I left it up to them to choose. Imagine my surprise—and disappointment—when I opened [...]

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Runners and others (walkers, cyclists, hikers and more) who like to to do their workouts in the wee hours of the morning or the late hours of the night will want to check out the Million Mile light from FlipBelt. This small clip-on wearable light will help keep runners visible to drivers without using batteries. [...]

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Posted in: Health, Fitness, Sports, News, Outdoor Gear

You'd never know it with this heat wave we're having in the south this week, but it's autumn now and time for sitting around a campfire or the fire pit in the backyard.  You'll be able to roast hot dogs or marshmallows without having to hunt for the perfect stick, and without worrying about splinters [...]

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Ever found yourself in need of a quick hose-down but you're nowhere near a garden hose? I have. After obstacle course races, GORUCK Challenges and other outdoorsy, get-muddy style events or activities, it would be great to have a quick rinse, but I typically don't have the luxury of being near a water source. The RinseKit [...]

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I've got a water bottle I've carried for about 5 years. I don't think I've biked anywhere without it since I bought my current bike. It's steel, has one of those pull-up spouts, and sweats worse than I do in our Southern humidity. So when the opportunity to test the AVEX thermal water bottle with [...]

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Posted in: Health, Fitness, Sports, Outdoor Gear, Reviews, Travel Gear

The only thing worse than not taking your umbrella on a day when rain is expected is losing it.  You won't have to worry about either event with the Bluetooth Never Lost Umbrella by Kisha.  The umbrella is 100% windproof and corrosion-proof.  It has 16 ribs and a "perfect opening and closing mechanism".  Pair it [...]

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Posted in: Bluetooth Gear, GPS, News, Outdoor Gear

I was not prepared for this.  I thought I was going to review a rugged Bluetooth speaker.  I didn't expect to unpack something that looked AND felt this rugged.  This is the DreamWave Tremor- probably the only Bluetooth speaker I've tried that could double as a battering ram. When you're a Gadgeteer, you see a [...]

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Posted in: Bluetooth Gear, Outdoor Gear, Reviews

Several weeks ago I posted a review of the AcuRite smartHUB Weather Environment System which I'm still using. There were a few comments on the review asking about a wind speed sensor. AcuRite saw those comments and sent me the PRO+ 5-in-1 Weather Sensor which also works with the smartHUB. Let's take it for a spin. [...]

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Posted in: Home and Kitchen, Outdoor Gear, Reviews

Over the years of reading and writing for The Gadgeteer, I have seen a fair amount of combo eating utensils. While most of these have a spork like configuration, only a few have had a knife or cutting blade. KA-BAR (known worldwide for their Marine fighting knife) has come up with their version of a [...]

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