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WeatherFlow Wind Meter review

By: Mark Rosengarten
on Tuesday, May 20th, 2014

I am a mild-mannered chemistry teacher most of the year but for two weeks out of every year I visit the Great Plains in search of the most intense weather Mother Nature can throw at us.  I have been bringing a Kestrel 4000 weather meter with me to measure the temperature, dewpoint and wind speedRead More…

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Protect your skin with the JUNE sun monitor

on Friday, May 16th, 2014

The “jewel” on the bracelet seen here is actually a sun exposure monitor from Netatmo.  JUNE isn’t just for when you are on the beach or at the pool; it’s to be worn for your entire day.  It measures the total amount of sun exposure you get while you go about your day – runningRead More…

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Lapel Torch is a headlamp alternative

on Tuesday, May 13th, 2014
Posted in: News, Outdoor Gear

Headlamps have become quite popular, and for good reason. They offer a hands-free light source that can be aimed anywhere you are looking. I recently stumbled upon this alternative to the headlamp, the Lapel Torch from Snow Peak. It consists of a light, cable and power supply. The light can be quickly mounted via two smallRead More…

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It may be impossible to swallow, but The Pill can make your golf game healthier

on Wednesday, May 7th, 2014

As a golfer I am always looking for useful tools and ways to improve my game. When looking for training aids, ideally they should offer some form of instant feedback, a way to tell if you are doing it right or wrong. The Pill from The Pill Golf is one tool that meets that criteria.Read More…

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As seen on TV: Pocket Hose Ultra garden hose review

on Wednesday, May 7th, 2014

I’m approaching this review of the Pocket Hose Ultra differently than I usually do with my other reviews. I’m going into it knowing that I will need to make at least 2 more updates before I’m able to form an opinion or make a recommendation to buy this item. We see a lot of  “AsRead More…

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Serious about grilling? The Airlighter will have charcoal ready in 5 mins without lighter fluid

on Tuesday, May 6th, 2014

Winter is gone and that means it’s time to get outdoors and fire up the grill for some burgers and hotdogs. I’m not sure about you, but it always makes me a little queasy when I have to squirt lighter fluid on charcoal. I know most of it burns away once the charcoal comes upRead More…

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SCOTTeVEST SeV Sterling Jacket for women review

on Thursday, April 24th, 2014
Posted in: Gear, Outdoor Gear, Reviews

  Working in IT for my day job and being a gadget fan, I carry a lot of gear each day.  I’ve always admired the many reviews for SCOTTeVEST here on the-gadgeteer and now finally get a chance to do a review myself!  Spring season is upon us here in New York, so this lookedRead More…

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Charge your devices while you recharge yourself in the great outdoors

on Monday, April 21st, 2014

The Bang Bang Solar Tent incorporates a solar charging panel so you can keep your devices charged in the great outdoors.  After all, you don’t want to rough it too much!  The 5W solar panel charges a lithium storage battery, which can then be used to charge phones, cameras, LED lights, and other low-voltage devices.Read More…

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#ad Faveable helps assemble gear for your first hike into the wilderness

on Saturday, April 5th, 2014
Posted in: News, Outdoor Gear

If you’re new to hiking and other outdoor adventures, preparing for that first excursion can seem like a daunting task. Even if you’ve prepared yourself mentally and have assembled a group of friends to accompany you on your first hike, you still have to get past the barrier of selecting the right gear. No amountRead More…

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Keep that pesky sand at bay with this mat

on Tuesday, April 1st, 2014
Posted in: News, Outdoor Gear

The Four Person Beach Mat is impossible to cover with sand. Used in military applications to contain sand and dust when helicopters land and take off, it’s  made from two layers of patented, woven polyurethane that filters sand through to the ground as soon as any falls on the mat.  Because of the construction, sand passesRead More…

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Armytek Barracuda flashlight review

on Monday, March 31st, 2014
Posted in: Outdoor Gear, Reviews

Flashlights come in all shapes and sizes nowadays, and LED technology has enabled blindingly bright units to be smaller than some coins. But, for longer distances, there always needs for a good reflector and lens system involved, in order to amplify the LED’s glow. Enter the ArmyTek Barracuda, a powerful, rugged, handheld light with aRead More…

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iDevices iGrillmini review

on Wednesday, March 26th, 2014

The Gadgeteer Kid and I are huge carnivores, as are many of our friends and family members. We barbecue year-round, especially during the summer months. As many of you aficionados of the grill know, cooking everyone’s meal to perfection can be a challenge. Well, the folks at iDevices have recently introduced the iGrillmini, a smaller,Read More…

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A lighter for computer geeks – Pilot Slider USB Rechargeable Lighter

By: Mark Rosengarten
on Wednesday, March 26th, 2014
Posted in: News, Outdoor Gear

So you’re out in the wilderness, Les Stroud style, and you need a fire.  Stat.  You would have bought a lighter but they didn”t allow them on the plane.  Fortunately, you remembered to pack your Pilot Slider USB Rechargeable Lighter!  Available for $19.99 at ThinkGeek, $11.99 at Amazon and reportedly (from reviews) for less thanRead More…

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#ad Faveable shares essential tools for your outdoor adventure

on Monday, March 24th, 2014
Posted in: News, Outdoor Gear

A good match kit, compass and pocket knife should be at the top of your check list for any outdoor adventures you may be planning. Our friends at Faveable have compiled one such list with a good option for each of these product categories. UCO Stormproof Match Kit: If you’re planning to do some campingRead More…

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Have freshly brewed coffee at the end of the world

on Monday, March 24th, 2014

With the Jetboil Flash Cooking System Java Kit, you can have fresh coffee when you’re camping, riding out the power outages in the aftermath of a storm, or while trying to survive the zombie apocalypse.  With each 100g Jetpower canister, you’ll be able to brew 12 liters of coffee in the FluxRing cooking cup with insulating cozy (oneRead More…

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MindShift Gear Ultralight Camera Cover: Your camera will thank you!

By: Mark Rosengarten
on Sunday, March 23rd, 2014

I love cameras but a nearly equal obsession of mine is finding better ways to carry them wherever I go.  This has seriously piqued my interest:  the MindShift Gear UltraLight Camera Cover.  Available in two colors (blue or black) and three sizes to accommodate different sized camera setups.  It comes with an integrated belt andRead More…

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SCOTTeVEST debuts three new hoodies, including limited edition Knowmatic

on Saturday, March 22nd, 2014

Hoodies are all the rage these days, a standard of casual clothing just about everywhere. SCOTTeVEST has its own spin on this wardrobe staple, recently debuting three new products: The Hoodie-Cotton, The Hoodie-Microfiber, and the limited-edition Knowmatic Hoodie (pictured here), a collaboration with designer jeffstaple. While SCOTTeVEST previously had its Ultimate Hoodie Microfleece, these threeRead More…

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The quest for a better Segway?

By: Mark Rosengarten
on Sunday, March 16th, 2014

When the Segway was first announced in 2001, inventor Dean Kamen declared that it would change the way people move around in urban environments.  While its incredibly high price tag made it unapproachable for most people, a new Indiegogo campaign, URB-E seeks to be the next urban transport king.  Available in the 3-wheel Commuter model orRead More…

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Everyday survival is a zip with the Gerber GDC selection

on Saturday, March 8th, 2014

I’m guessing that a lot of our readers have some sort of EDC (Every Day Carry) setup that they carry about with them for those just in case moments. The folks at Gerber (the knife a survival tool company, not the baby food maker) have embraced the concept of EDC with their own line ofRead More…

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These camping cots let you “rack ‘em and stack ‘em”

on Thursday, March 6th, 2014
Posted in: News, Outdoor Gear

This looks dangerous, but I suppose having stacking cots could save room inside a cramped tent.  The Two Person Portable Camping Bunk Bed has “sturdy steel construction bars” and a sleeping surface, made of heavy-duty, washable, mildew-resistant 600D polyester, that’s wider than most camping cots.  It says it sleeps two adults, with a weight limit ofRead More…

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AthLights – Tiny wearable flashing LED lights that keep you visible

on Thursday, March 6th, 2014
Posted in: News, Outdoor Gear

When your workouts include running, walking, biking or other activities in the streets, it’s very important that you don’t blend into your surroundings. You want to be easily visible to drivers or you might end up as a skid mark on the pavement. In addition to wearing light colored clothing, and adding reflectors on yourRead More…

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SCOTTeVEST SeV Revolution Plus jacket review

on Sunday, March 2nd, 2014

I have always wanted to try a SCOTTeVEST article of clothing for myself. Julie has reviewed many of their creations over the years.  Jackets, vests, pants, etc…all designed to inconspicuously carry your gear with you, giving each article its own space to ride along in.  I finally get my chance, SCOTTeVEST sent me their SeV Revolution PlusRead More…

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Does the Survival Bracelet Accessory make my paracord bracelet look too big?

on Sunday, March 2nd, 2014
Posted in: Gear, News, Outdoor Gear

Who doesn’t appreciate a good paracord bracelet? No one right? But how can you make your paracord bracelet even more functional? The Survival Bracelet Accessory from CRKT may be a good start. Designed by Tom Stokes, the Survival Bracelet Accessory is made from injection molded, glass filled nylon that features a compass, a magnesium fireRead More…

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The comforts of home – without breaking your back

on Tuesday, February 25th, 2014
Posted in: News, Outdoor Gear

If you like camping without roughing it too much, you probably like a stove to cook your meals.  You probably don’t want anything too heavy, because you have to carry it to the camp site.  The Coleman PerfectFlow InstaStart Fold N Go 2-Burner Stove gives you a spacious cooking surface in a package that folds up smallerRead More…

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Why bother with delivery? Make your own pizza in this wood-burning oven

on Monday, February 24th, 2014

If cost is no object for a great-tasting pizza, you might try your hand at making your own in this wood-fired pizza oven.  You’ll need a safe outdoor area to set up this Italian-made oven.  According to the product information, the Rapid Heating Wood Burning Pizza Oven from Hammacher Schlemmer “has an electrogalvanized powder-coated steel roofRead More…