Outdoor Gear

News, reviews and articles about outdoor gear and accessories.

Hiker Garden 10 person tent review – spacious and sturdy all weather tent

REVIEW – I’ve used quite a few tents in my days, from tiny to huge and cheap to mid-range/name brand. In fact, some of my earliest memories of camping are of my father connecting separated pole segments for a big canvas tent that was leaky and heavy and took nearly an hour to set up …

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Greenworks 24V 12-inch string trimmer / edger review

REVIEW – A reliable string trimmer is an indispensable tool for yard work.  However, gas models are loud and create noxious fumes, and corded electric units are inconvenient. The Greenworks 24V 12-inch string trimmer with edger mode is a lightweight, feature-rich, battery-powered tool. I have one to review. Read on to see what I think! …

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Here is the folding lantern that you’ll want for your next camping adventure

NEWS – The Helix Backcountry lanterns from Princeton Tec have a unique design that allows them to fold down to a much smaller size when they are not in use. There are 4 different models of the Helix lanterns available including one that is USB rechargeable and can be controlled via Bluetooth. The lanterns have …

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Orbit B-hyve XD Hose Faucet Timer review

REVIEW – This has been the first summer in my new home, and I have been able to enjoy several outdoor activities including gardening with my wife. She is great at designing landscapes and selecting and planting beautiful plants. At first, I enjoyed watering them several times weekly. Now that I am very busy with …

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The Fireflower Spark is a 2-in-1 fire pit grill that goes where ever you go

NEWS – No room to set up or store a full-sized a fire pit or a grill? Or would you like an easy-to-use fire pit and grill for your camping adventure? Then check out the Fireflower Spark. Constructed of 14 gauge 304 stainless steel and created with a no tools needed design, the Fireflower Spark …

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WalkingPod Mesh with Bug Screens – A new type of “wearable”?

NEWS – So the WalkinPod Mesh with Bug-Screens is a real thing. I did a double-take and started laughing when I first saw the photo in a CNET post. Apparently, the product was released in preparation for the Brood X cicadas. I commented to my husband that it looks like someone flipped a mesh clothes …

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SnapFresh Cordless Lawn Mower review – not enough power

REVIEW – In the last year I’ve been transitioning to battery-powered tools for working in my yard.  After I reviewed WORX’s cordless fan, I purchased their weed eater.  SnapFresh then sent me their leaf blower and their hedge trimmer, both of which I liked.  The most recent lawn tool that I’ve been testing is a …

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Litheli 40V 22″ Cordless Hedge Trimmer + 2.0Ah Battery & Charger review

REVIEW – As I continue to enjoy reviewing Litheli tools and how much they help me around my home, I have been focusing on gardening. This Litheli 40V 22″ Cordless Hedge Trimmer is my next test as I deal with some unruly trees that I need to shape up. What is it? The Litheli 40V …

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Greenworks 2 x 24V (48V) 17″ Brushless Lawn Mower and Drill review – a gateway into the Greenworks ecosystem

REVIEW – Most of us have spent our entire lives using gasoline or corded electric lawn tools. I had infamously bad gas lawnmowers when I was a kid, where you had to yank the starter cord 10 or more times with all your kid-strength to get it going, then you had the hassle of mixing …

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The perfect fishing gear for minimalists

NEWS – The Rodless Reel might look a little bit like a fidget toy, but it’s actually a fully functional fishing reel but without a rod. That’s right, you can catch fish without needing a collection of bulky fishing gear when you have the Rodless Reel. Even though it features a compact lightweight all plastic …

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SnapFresh Cordless Hedge Trimmer review

REVIEW – Over the last few months, SnapFresh has released several new additions to their line of cordless tools.  I’ve already reviewed their leaf blower, drill, and hex wrench–and for the most part, I’ve liked them–so I’m going to take a look at one more:  The SnapFresh Cordless Hedge Trimmer. What is it? This is …

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Litheli 20V 12″ Cordless String Trimmer / Edger review

REVIEW – Here I go again with another exciting opportunity to review another Litheli tool. This time around it is the Litheli 20V 12″ Cordless String Trimmer / Edger. Here we go!! What is it? The Litheli 20V Cordless String Trimmer,12-Inch Battery Powered Grass Trimmer & Wheeled Edger features an automatic line feed for grass …

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