Outdoor Gear

News, reviews and articles about outdoor gear and accessories.

Too busy to mow your lawn? Let the WORX Landroid do it instead!

The WORX Landroid cuts out more time for you to enjoy your outdoor space when the weather is at its best. Similar to a Roomba — a robot vacuum, — the Landroid combs your lawn looking for disorderly grass in order to leave a well-manicured lawn in its wake. Think about all you could do …

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This tracker keeps hikers from getting lost

Compared to the general population, serious hikers are often better than average at understanding environmental factors and keeping themselves safe. Part of the planning process associated with upcoming excursions almost always involves studying maps and routes. However, as new technologies become available, hikers often invest in tracking devices that make it easier for rescuers to …

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Everything you need for a picnic for two except the food

Levenger says this picnic basket is inspired by pioneer wagons, hence the name.  It has a durable canvas exterior, a water-resistant polyester lining, and faux leather trim.  The Pioneer Canvas Picnic Basket measures 20″ x 12.75″  x 11.5″ and weighs 11 pounds.  It has a double lid, two storage pockets on the front, and a water-resistant …

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Survival Hax 6″ Fire Starter Flint Review

Do you know what the Ten Essentials for the Outdoors are?  From the Boy Scout Handbook, it includes a pocketknife, first aid kit, extra clothing, rain gear, water bottle, flashlight, trail food, matches/fire starters, sun protection and map/compass.  Let’s take a look at starting a fire with a flint. What is it? A 6″ fire-starting …

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This camping cot has its own tent

The Kamp-Rite Oversize Tent Cot can serve as a chair, elevated cot (11″ above the ground), and one-person sleeping tent.  During the day, the Kamp-Rite serves as a chair or a lounge.  When it’s time to sleep, you can quickly raise the heavy-duty 210d tent with mesh doors and tape-sealed rain fly to keep you …

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That’s no moon! That’s a Death Star Dome Tent!

ThinkGeek follows its grand tradition of providing us with great Star Wars collectibles and gear with the Death Star Dome Tent.  With a 7-foot diameter, the tent can sleep three Galactic Empire members.  It weighs only 11 pounds, so you won’t need an AT-AT walker to carry it.  It has a fast-click assembly frame with …

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Use the magic of fire to charge your gadgets

Can you imagine what the first humans thought when they were able to create fire for the first time? You can experience a tiny bit of that magic by harnessing the energy from fire to charge your gadgets. The FlameStower converts heat from a campfire into electricity that you can use to charge your USB …

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The Pocket Shot Jr. Slingshot review

You’re familiar with the classic slingshot design, right? Well, the gang at Pocket Shot has tossed that out the window, reimagining the slingshot concept with a completely new form factor. We’ve got the mini-sized version of their product, the Pocket Shot Jr., for testing. I also recruited a pair of teenagers to help with testing. …

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Always be prepared with the Adventure Mate 5-in-1 outdoor multi-tool

I’ve never been camping, but when I daydream about being more outdoorsy, I can picture myself with all sorts of gear for both utility and protection. The problem is that too much gear weighs you down. Conrad Sayer of Australia has designed a modular 5-in-1 multi-tool that eases the burden of carrying too much gear …

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