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Big Bang Tents will protect you from nature while you sleep and charge your gadgets

on Saturday, January 18th, 2014

The next time you decide to go camping, consider a tent from UK based Big Bang Tents. Not only are these tents available in a variety of colorful patterns that are perfect for festivals, they also feature a 5w solar panel, lithium solar storage bank and mobile phone/USB charging adaptors for charging many of your Read More…

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The PowerPot V review

on Wednesday, January 1st, 2014

There are lots of people like me that like to bring gadgets with them while camping.  Although I try to disconnect a bit, it’s nice to bring my cell phone and a few battery packs with me.  Wouldn’t it be great to to use an item to charge my mobile devices while I cook at Read More…

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Switch Modular Pocket Knife gets an update

on Thursday, December 26th, 2013

About a year ago, I reviewed the Switch Modular Pocket Knife from Quirky. I loved the concept of a customizable Swiss Army style pocket knife / multi-tool, but found that the product itself needed a lot of work to be even remotely usable. Now there’s an updated version of the Switch that seems to have Read More…

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Do these pants make my can look fat?

on Saturday, December 21st, 2013

From the “Now I’ve seen everything” file comes Garbage Pantz. If you’ve ever wished that you could give your ugly trash cans a fashion makeover, Garbage Pantz durable all weather covers let you express your creativity. The stretchy machine washable covers fit most 32 to 45 gallon cans, rectangle or round in shape. They are Read More…

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Happy – and safe – trails to you with these Tail Lights

on Monday, December 16th, 2013

I always cringe a little when I’m driving along and see horses and riders sharing the road.  It’s not because I don’t like horses or don’t want to share the road.  It’s because I’m always afraid that something will happen and a horse or rider will be injured or worse because someone in a car Read More…

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Every 12 year old’s dream – The Snolo Stealth-X

on Friday, December 13th, 2013
Posted in: News, Outdoor Gear

Growing up, my friends and I would hope for the perfect winter storm, 6 inches of snow followed by compaction by cars and temperatures cold enough to freeze it into ice…something that rarely happens in Seattle where rain reigns supreme. Those were ideal conditions for sledding. Not the relatively safe flat bottomed kind of sledding Read More…

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Sherwood EXM-50 In & Outdoor Wireless Streaming Audio Bluetooth speaker review

on Saturday, November 23rd, 2013

Got your Bluetooth speaker yet?  Here’s another entry in the field, and it’s from Sherwood.  The EXM-50 does everything you’d expect from a Bluetooth speaker, plus it has apps for iOS and Android to control the device and is claimed to be resistant to spraying water.  Being new to the US market, we get to play Read More…

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Pelican 2370 3-in-1 Color Mode LED Flashlight review

on Thursday, November 21st, 2013

If you are familiar with the name Pelican, then you may know that they are known for their cases that are tough, durable, and long-lasting.  I was unaware that Pelican made flashlights, so naturally I was very curious on how good their flashlights could be. I assumed that if they made solid cases that they would Read More…

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Glider Gloves Urban Style Touchscreen Gloves review

By: Ryan Chapman
on Monday, November 11th, 2013
Posted in: Outdoor Gear, Reviews

Ah, winter. When touchscreen phones first became popular, this time of year meant no gloves, or no phone. Now, there are a ton of gloves on the market. My last pair of gloves left the touchscreen sensitive fingertips freezing cold, to where I had to wear gloves over them in order to stay warm. I Read More…

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Increase your safety by adding turn signals to you bicycle

on Friday, November 8th, 2013

Attach the Wireless Bicycle Turn Signal from Fancy to the post under the seat of your bike, and you’ll increase your visibility and safety.  A wireless push-button controller mounts on the handlebars controls the left/right turn signals and the hazard/safety mode.  The ultra-bright LEDs and an audible alarm ensures that others are aware of your Read More…

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Give the gift of emergency preparedness this holiday season

on Thursday, November 7th, 2013

If you’re like me, you have a lot of names on your gift lists.  And maybe like me, you want to give somebody something they’ll find really useful, so you need good gifts at a great price.  How about giving someone a product that that help them out if a winter storm causes them to Read More…

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Let Hammerhead guide your next bike ride

on Sunday, October 20th, 2013

The Hammerhead is a crowdfunded handlebar mounted smart and social bike navigator device which features LED lights that show turn by turn directions. The LEDs are able to provide comprehensive route information while keeping your hands on the handlebars. You can pair it up with your iOS or Android smartphone to enjoy social sharing features that Read More…

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Eco Vessel BigFoot Triple Insulated 45 oz. Bottle review

on Sunday, October 20th, 2013

The BigFoot Triple Insulated Bottle from Colorado based Eco Vessel is a water bottle that will allow you to stay hydrated all day. It holds 45 oz (1300 ml) of liquid and will keep that liquid cold for a crazy long time. We’re talking up to a day and a half – 36 hours. If hot drinks Read More…

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Folding Firebox Nano is a camping stove small enough to fit in your shirt pocket

on Saturday, October 12th, 2013
Posted in: News, Outdoor Gear

The Folding Firebox Nano is a 3″ stainless steel camp stove that when folded, will fit in your pocket. It weighs in at less than 6 ounces (170 grams) and is about .25 inches thick when collapsed. It doesn’t requires any assembly or tools to set it up. Just unfold, add sticks, twigs or a Read More…

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It may not slow your fall, but the Parachute Multi-Tool can fix things once you land

on Tuesday, September 24th, 2013

I will admit that I am a pocket multi-tool lover. I guess I picture myself as a closeted Boy Scout, aways wanting to be prepared. So when I see a different design for a pocket multi-tool, I like to post about it. The Parachute Multi-Tool, a Kickstarter project by Jeff Morin, recently caught my eye. Read More…

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A compact, multi-purpose cooking pot and kettle from the makers of the BioLite CampStove

on Monday, September 23rd, 2013
Posted in: News, Outdoor Gear

BioLite, the same company that brought us the CampStove, is now offering an accessory that serves two functions.  The KettlePot is made of thin stainless steel, so it’s more durable than aluminum pots and easier to clean without worrying about scrubbing off the coating.  It comes with a BPA-free plastic kettle top with a silicone Read More…

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IronX DXG 5G9VHD Camcorder review part 1

on Saturday, September 21st, 2013

Lets face it, at 40+ years of age (closer to 50 than to 30) my hardcore extreme action sport days are far behind me. That doesn’t mean I am an old stick in the mud, I still like to get out be active and I have even been known try new things. But now my Read More…

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Be visible when walking at night with this umbrella

on Friday, September 13th, 2013
Posted in: Gear, News, Outdoor Gear

When walking at night, you need to be conscious of your clothing choices to make sure that you are visible to drivers.  When it’s raining, it can be even harder for drivers to see clearly, so you want to make sure there is no way they can miss seeing you.  With the Hi-reflective Umbrella from Read More…

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StatGear T3 Tactical Auto Rescue Tool review

on Sunday, September 8th, 2013

Having previously been in the public safety field for a number of years, I have come to realize how important a good knife can be when you are on the job. The problem with most knives is that they have a single functional; they are designed to cut. Yes, I have seen knives that have Read More…

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Make Fido the cameraman for your outdoor adventures

on Wednesday, September 4th, 2013

We’ve covered a lot of POV cameras and accessories on The Gadgeteer.  These cameras, like the GoPro, often have mounting systems that allow you to mount them on your helmet or on a car dash, so it “sees” what you see.  What if you’d rather somebody else carry the camera, or you’d like to see Read More…

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Cut through the rain at Ludicrous Speed, just like Dark Helmet

on Wednesday, September 4th, 2013
Posted in: Gear, News, Outdoor Gear

Forgive the Spaceballs reference, but I thought of Dark Helmet when I saw this umbrella from Brando.  The Helmet Umbrella is 37″ long, 28.4″ in diameter, and weighs 14 ounces.  It’s big enough to keep your shoulders and even a backpack or gear bag dry.  It comes with a carrying sheath and seems to be Read More…

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Bike2Power BikeConsole iPhone 5 waterproof heavy-duty bicycle mount review

By: Ryan Chapman
on Tuesday, September 3rd, 2013

Riding a bicycle is a great way to get exercise without putting a lot of strain on your knees. After tweaking my knee while working out, I decided to take up a little bit of casual biking to keep in shape. The one problem that I had was where to put my iPhone. I have Read More…

Braven 625s Bluetooth speaker review

By: Leah Hallett
on Saturday, August 31st, 2013

First things first.  Do you enjoy listening to clear clean voices with readily identifiable instruments and feel a little uneasy with big booming bass?  Then the portable Braven 625s speaker, built for the outdoors thanks to a rugged rubber exterior, should be a Bluetooth speaker at the top of your wish list.  I usually stream movies Read More…

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Lighten your load with the ITS Tactical Skeletonized Water Bottle Holder

on Wednesday, August 28th, 2013
Posted in: Gear, News, Outdoor Gear

Hydration is key any time, but particularly while hiking, and even more particularly while hiking under a load.  The folks at ITS Tactical recognized this and did something about it.  They partnered with Zulu Nylon Gear to design and manufacture (in the USA) the Skeletonized Water Bottle Holder.  The result, as the name implies, is Read More…

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Add sound to your outdoor decor with the Sedona PlanterSpeakers

on Wednesday, August 28th, 2013

If you have a beautiful outdoor area for entertaining, you’ll want to have music in the area.  Many outdoor speakers I’ve seen look like rocks, but “boulders” scattered across your entertainment area may not be the look you desire.  With the Sedona PlanterSpeakers from Madison Fielding, you can add high-quality speakers disguised as planter stands. Read More…