Outdoor Gear

News, reviews and articles about outdoor gear and accessories.

Sakobs GC1032 Metal Detector review

REVIEW – When I was young I always remembered this inexpensive, orange-handled metal detector in the Radio Shack catalogs. Never got one. I’ve quietly wondered how well these things work. I finally got my chance with the Sakobs GC1032 metal detector. The hunt is on! What is it? The Sakobs GC1032 is a portable metal …

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Scotts Gro 7 zone sprinkler controller review

REVIEW – It is forecasted to be hotter and drier than normal through fall across the lower 48. This means that residents should water conservatively. The Scotts Gro 7 is a smart sprinkler controller that can precisely control the watering schedule and use local weather to water intelligently. Read on to see what I think! …

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Yardian Pro smart sprinkler controller review

REVIEW – If you’re a regular reader of The Gadgeteer, and have suffered through some of my previous reviews, you’ll already know that I hate mundane tasks, like anything related to home maintenance. Watering the lawn falls into that category, so I was thrilled when I had the opportunity to review the Yardian smart sprinkler …

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Digging in your garden just got a whole lot easier with the Rotoshovel!

NEWS – Rotoshovel to the rescue! No more back-breaking arduous digging with a shovel in the backyard to plant your garden. This innovative digging tool was created by Rick Goren and is a cordless electric handheld shovel and auger in one. It uses a rechargeable 12-volt lithium-ion battery that will run for 1.5 hours and …

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This cooler will keep things cold for up to 10 days without ice!

NEWS – QOOL Box is no ordinary cooler, my friends. This Germany engineered cooler will keep its contents at a constant temperature for up to 10 days without ice or power! How does it work? It uses special sealed vacuum insulation panels made of a Phase Change Material (PCM) that are installed in the walls, …

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This simple tool sucks away the pain and itch of insect bites

NEWS – No one likes bug bites. They hurt, itch, and are downright annoying. There are a lot of home remedies to relieve the pain and itching of insect bites. My grandmother even had one that involved chopped up onions. It worked, but oh, the smell! The Bug Bite Thing Suction Tool promises to provide …

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Combar is an multi-tool axe for your outdoor adventures

NEWS – When most people think of multi-tools, they think of pocket-sized Leatherman multi-tools that unfold into a pair of pliers with fold-out blades, files, etc in their handles. Those tools are great for small jobs, but when you’re outdoors camping or working, you might want a heavy duty multi-tool like the Combar axe multi-tool …

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Gerber’s Doubledown looks like a butterfly knife, but it’s 15 inches long!

NEWS – I know that you’ve seen butterfly-style pocket knives before, but I bet you haven’t seen one as big as this one. New for 2020, the Doubledown from Gerber is a unique spin on a machete-style knife. It features two folding handles and when fully opened, the Doubledown is 15.1 inches long and looks …

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Greenworks Pro 60V 20-inch Cordless Electric Snow Blower review

REVIEW – I’m one of those weird people that loves winter and snow. But, like everyone else, I hate shoveling the white stuff after it falls. In my youth, I looked at it as a good cardio workout, but as I’ve gotten older, it’s just become a literal pain in my back. So when I …

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