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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Posted in: Outdoor Gear, Reviews
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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Posted in: Outdoor Gear, Reviews

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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Posted in: Outdoor Gear, Reviews
Lyfestyle_Cree_2

Even though I review mostly audio gear, I jumped at the chance to test the Cree LED High Power Searchlight. My interest was piqued when I bought a 250 lumen flashlight to replace my aging Maglight and its pathetically weak bulb. But once I saw that the Cree light was 800 lumens, I couldn't resist. [...]

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Posted in: Outdoor Gear, Reviews
baubax-jacket-1

I don't get very excited over clothing, but I seriously want one of these (I hope my wife is reading this). Baubax is a collection of jackets that have an uncanny amount of useful features, especially for gadget enthusiasts. It comes in four different styles: windbreaker, bomber, blazer, and sweatshirt. Each style has a male [...]

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Posted in: News, Outdoor Gear