Outdoor Gear

LifestanceSolarLight - 9

I'm a big fan of LED technology. I have replaced many of the bulbs in my home with them, as well as all my flashlights. One place I've not upgraded to the brighter, more energy-efficient tech has been in the outdoor lights around my home. When we were offered the chance to test the Lifestance [...]

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Posted in: Home and Kitchen, Outdoor Gear, Reviews
hoverseat

Hoverboards are two-wheeled self-balancing electric scooters that you stand on to ride around like a minimalist version of the Segway. Two wheels are cool, but what if you would rather sit down but still get from point A to point B? Check out the HoverSeat from BoatsToGo. It's an aluminum frame with two additional wheels [...]

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Posted in: News, Outdoor Gear
rainscarf

April showers bring May flowers and wet hair. Unless you're sporting a buzz cut, you probably don't like getting caught in the rain without an umbrella. The RainScarf is an alternative to bulky umbrellas and raincoats. This light weight 75″ long scarf is reversible with a soft polyester blend side for cool clear days and [...]

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spartan_harseyfolder-1b

I have had many pocket knives over the years, from the first one I received as a cub scout to various sized and shaped ones I have strategically place throughout my world today. I have them stashed in my cars, desks, tool bag, EDC gear, etc. They are a very useful tool to have around without [...]

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Posted in: Gear, Outdoor Gear, Reviews
drysure

You've put in a full day of snowboarding or an extra long running session, and your footwear is quite damp. Instead of waiting perhaps days for the insides of your boots or shoes to dry, slip in a pair of DRYSUREs and your footwear will be dry by the next morning. Patent-pending DRYSUREs consist of an [...]

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Posted in: Health, Fitness, Sports, News, Outdoor Gear
emily-emergency-buoy

Have you or someone you know ever been caught in a rip current while swimming on the beach? If so, you know that it can carry you out toward deep waters surprisingly fast. To get out of the rip current you are supposed to swim parallel to the shore then swim toward the shore; but [...]

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Baendit Sundance Kid-1

Let's face it, almost all of us wear sunglasses in one form or another. Sunglasses have become as much as a fashion accessory as they are eye protection. So, how do you stand out in this competitive market? Baendit eyeware has their solution, modular bendable sunglasses. Note: Images can be clicked to view a larger [...]

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Posted in: Outdoor Gear, Reviews
larryalert

We've reviewed a dozen or more wireless cameras that can be used as a home security system. They are usually setup to send alerts to mobile devices when detecting motion or sound. These simple systems are a viable alternative to higher priced systems that require a hefty monthly fee and significantly more complex installation. They [...]

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Posted in: Home and Kitchen, News, Outdoor Gear
annke-trailcam-2

Home security cameras are perfect for keeping an eye on the interior and exterior of your home, but how can you easily find out if there are animals (or people) creeping around in your woods or yard without having to run Ethernet cables for communications and wires for power? One way is to setup a [...]

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Posted in: Camera Gear, Outdoor Gear, Reviews
YodelTECH-YodelUP-1

Having a phone with you on the slopes is great; it allows you to coordinate your runs with your group and allows you to enjoy some tunes at the same time. But trying to access your mobile while wearing winter gloves usually means taking them off.  And even with a pair of conductive gloves you [...]

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Posted in: News, Outdoor Gear
Oru-kayak-beach-foldable-2

The days are getting longer, the sun is shining and the air is warming (at least here in California). It’s time to start thinking about breaking out the flip-flops and heading to the water. The Oru Kayak Beach Foldable Kayak makes getting out on the bay, lake, pond or a slow river even easier. Folded, it’s [...]

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

I haven't been fishing in decades, but the Wor.my compact fishing pole has me wishing it was summertime and I was standing on a dock soaking up the sun and catching Bluegills! This compact fishing pole system was designed in Hungry, and was a successfully funded Kickstarter campaign that raised over €16,186. Now it's being [...]

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Posted in: News, Outdoor Gear
pacelid

If I can find one product that can do five things, the minimalist in me will choose it over five separate products that can only do one thing each. That's why the Kickstarter project for the PACE lid caught my eye. The PACE lid replaces the existing lid of wide mouth Nalgene, MSR, and Klean [...]

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Posted in: Gear, News, Outdoor Gear
foscam-fi9900p-1

Cloud based security cameras like the Nest Cam, Logitech's Logi Circle cam, the FLIR FX security camera and others are very popular because they are easy to setup, have a mobile app and don't require special wiring to use them. Then there are wireless IP cameras like those from Foscam that are also easy to [...]

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Posted in: Audio, Video, TV, Home and Kitchen, Outdoor Gear, Reviews
Readyman Wilderness Survival Card

As many of you may know, I am a sucker for card size tools. I have reviewed and posted news stories on several throughout my years with The Gadgeteer, so it takes something a little different to catch my eye. The Readyman Wilderness Survival Card is that product. The Readyman Wilderness Survival Card is a [...]

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Posted in: Gear, News, Outdoor Gear

We Gadgeteers love our flashlights, don't we? Small and large, piercing the darkness like a searchlight or dimly preserving our tactical night vision, we love them all. I was recently sent my first Klarus unit to test, the AR10 rechargeable flashlight. It's a pretty straightforward torch, at first glance, but there are hidden superpowers within. [...]

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Posted in: Outdoor Gear, Pocket Gear, Reviews
mujjo-leather-touchscreen-gloves-1

With less than a week until winter officially begins, it's time to break out the gloves for my morning drive to work. Gloves keep my hands warm, but they make it impossible to interact with my phone while I'm wearing them. That's why touchscreen gloves are a necessary tech accessory for gadgeteers. This year Mujjo [...]

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gibbs-biski

The Gibbs Biski reminds me of a new fangled James Bond vehicle developed by Q - it is a motorcycle and a jet ski. This two-cylinder, 55-horsepower amphibian vehicle will go 80 miles-per-hour on land and 37 mph on water. So whenever you're driving by a beautiful lake on a gorgeous day, you can just [...]

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Posted in: News, Outdoor Gear
chroma-cg03-1

Over the years I've reviewed quite a few remote controlled toys including cars, tanks, planes, helicopters and more. They were all fun to play with for a little while, but none of them were nearly as much fun as the Chroma Drone with Stabilized CGO3 4K Camera that I've been testing from Horizon Hobby. Drones [...]

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Posted in: Camera Gear, Outdoor Gear, Reviews

BYB E-0454 LED lantern review

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I've got quite a few flashlights, but not so many lanterns.  Today we look at the BYBLight BYB E-0454 LED lantern which promises light weight, durable design, and high brightness. When collapsed, the BYB E-0454 is about the size of a small oil filter. From the Amazon page listing: Military grade* exterior is water resistant [...]

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Posted in: Outdoor Gear, Reviews
surefire_titanplus-angled

It is difficult to believe I reviewed the Surfire T1A Titan compact flashlight more than 6 years ago...crazy how fast time flies. To this day, I use the T1A often to light my way. It has withstood the test of time and continues to operate flawlessly. Recently Surefire has released an updated follow-on to the [...]

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Posted in: Outdoor Gear, Pocket Gear, Reviews
batelle-dronedefender

Drones like quadcopters are incredibly popular. They can be really fun to fly but unfortunately, people can misuse them and that's bad news especially when flying them in sensitive airspace. Since hunting them down with guns blazing is frowned upon, the government and law enforcement now have available to them the Battelle DroneDefender. This defensive [...]

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Posted in: Geek Toys, News, Outdoor Gear
Fenix FD40-10

My name is Andy, and I'm a Flashaholic.  I have a lumen problem.  Ever since my first "cool" flashlight 30 years ago, the MagLite, I've been chasing the next go-to handheld torch.  This illumination arms race has only escalated in the past 15 years with the introduction of better and brighter LEDs.  Today I've got the [...]

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PatchPALS review

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Velcro®-backed patches have become very popular in some circles, especially within military and related communities where they are often called "morale" patches. Additionally, clothing, backpacks and other soft goods designed for military, police or similar occupations include strips of webbing that can be used as modular attachment points for the customized addition of pouches and other accessories. [...]

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Posted in: Miscellaneous, Outdoor Gear, Reviews

Not all gadgets require electricity. Many things are developments and improvements on existing products that make you think "I shoulda thoughta that!" Such it is with the latest item in my gadget queue, the P-Lock. These red corkscrew-like tie-downs are sold in pairs (the reason will become obvious) and will enable you to secure anything [...]

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