Outdoor Gear

News, reviews and articles about outdoor gear and accessories.

Road ID could save your life

While originally designed for runners or bicyclists, anyone with an active lifestyle or profession or who wants some additional safety identification may want to have a look at Road ID.  The Original Wrist ID Sport (pictured) is a bracelet that features a laser-engraved plate for your emergency contact information that could help first responders in …

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A water bottle for the 21st Century!

As a long distance runner, I always take a drink out with me when running, especially as I know that I should be well hydrated before, during and afterwards.  I’ve tried many different types of drinks bottles, from straight forward sports bottles, to the more specially designed running varieties.  However, regardless of which bottle I use, after a …

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Mission Workshop Vandal Backpack Review

There are backpacks and then there are BACKPACKS.  I love backpacks, always have.  I’m the ultimate Bag Lady in that I just love all kinds of bags.  I’m not “fashionista” in that I carry around a Coach bag with all the Cs all over it or a Louis Vuitton with the tapestry logo.  No. Seriously, …

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Become the next Lance Armstrong Polar’s CS500 cycling computer

Polar has launched the CS500 cycling computer.  It is the first cycling computer to offer touch screen operation with a sleek, extra-large display screen. The CS500 provides data such as speed, distance, cadence, heart rate and calories burned along with other key info. An optional wireless DataLink accessory (which includes Mac compatibility) enables Cyclists to …

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Aural Oreos? Naw – Swix Ear Muffs

One of the nice things about The-Gadgeteer is that we review products that we have a passion for or that deserve attention even though the product may not require electricity.  Or wires.  Or Bluetooth compatibility.  Or a touch-screen display. The set of SWIX earmuffs shown here is one of those products.  Simple, subtle, compact and …

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AltusLumen Lightgear-Gre LED Light Review

Camping and outdoors season is almost here in the Midwest, so it is time to start thinking about your outdoors gadgets.  Since it is impractical to bring the campfire into your tent or trailer, the outdoors person needs some form of artificial light source.  Let me ‘turn you on to the latest, the AltusLumen Lightgear …

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When is a lawnmower a gadget?

When it’s a Duracell-Powered Neuton mower which can be charged on only 10 cents worth of electricity. Neuton’s are the quietest lawn mowers available and are powered by a rechargeable 24 or 36-Volt Duracell battery so they don’t require gas or oil, which means no more messy, smelly stuff on your hands and clothes. They …

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EXOTAC nanoSTRIKER and MATCHCAP Firestarter Review

Our family does a fair amount of camping during the year, nothing steep and deep, but out in the sticks none the less. Camping,  my Air Force survival training, being a diehard MythBuster fan, etc., I try to be prepared for nearly any circumstance. That being said, EXOTAC has several products that not only adds …

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Photograph your feathered friends with the Brinno BirdWatchCam

My sister and I used to be birdwatchers when we were kids. We even kept notebooks where we would write down the birds we saw and the times we saw them. We didn’t take pictures of birds back then, but the Brinno BirdWatchCam has me thinking about getting back into the hobby. It’s a motion …

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