Outdoor Gear

News, reviews and articles about outdoor gear and accessories.

Bored with your spork? Get a foon instead.

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Spice up your next camping trip with the GSI Outdoors telescoping ultralight foon. It’s a combination spoon and fork made of Lexan polycarbonate resin that goes from 5.75 inches to 4 inches long with a flick of the thumb. It’s available in several colors and can be found for $1.75 at Sierra Trading Post.

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Fatheadz – Glasses for guys with large noggins

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Fatheadz specializes in eyewear for men that can’t wear average sized sunglasses and prescription glasses. With modern, sleek and trendy styles for men, Fatheadz is the only eyewear maker catering to men with bigger heads. Fatheadz are sold online for $29.95-79.95 and also come in standard and intermediate sizes.

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Headphones that keep your ears warm!

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The guys over at Firebox are now selling the perfect winter gadget, that will help keep your ears warm whilst you listen to you favourite tune, or make a call. They’re called the Midland SubZero Headphones.  Aimed at the iPhone, iPod and Blackberry users, these rather cool looking wrap-around muffs are lined with warm faux fur, which help keep your

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Harness the sun with the Brunton Restore Solar Battery

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Being the wannabe hippy tree hugger than I am, I’d love to be able to charge all my devices with a solar charger. So far the ones I’ve tried haven’t worked out so well, I don’t know if it’s my Southern Indiana location that is the problem, or if they just don’t work well in

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Coast Emergency Area Light Review

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As a kid, I remember using those gas lanterns powered by propane or white gas.  Someone’s dad would pump up the lantern, light the fragile mantles, and a bright glow would descend upon the campground. The Emergency Area Light  from Coast Products provides an adjustable brightness like the classic gas-powered ones, but goes a few steps

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ila SPORT Helps you Stay Fit and Safe

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The ila SPORT is a pedometer, milometer and personal safety alarm in one. Now that it’s dark when we get up in the AM and it gets dark earlier in the evenings, runners, joggers and dog walkers might appreciate this small device which includes a calorie counter, pedometer, distance traveled, clock and backlight plus 130Db

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Real time GPS for Alpine Skiers – Recon-Zeal Transcend Goggles

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My idea of a perfect cold activity is to stay INSIDE where it is warm, curl up on the couch and read a good book. If you are prefer a more extreme activities like alpine sking or snow boarding, you might like to check out the Recon-Zeal Transcend goggles. These are the world’s first googles with a built in GPS enabled  head-mounted display

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Just in Time for Fall : Amazing Rake

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Yeah, yeah, I hate raking leaves too.  Actually raking is not the hard part. Transferring them to trash bags is probably the worst aspect.  This rake from the ImprovementsCatalog ($40) looks interesting.  Just like a pooh-scooper (but without the grossness) this rake swoops and scoops. I’ve tried snow shovels, cardboard boxes, bear claws (which really

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Bicycle Riders can be Safe and Flashy with CYGLO Tyres

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We may soon be seeing self-powered LED illuminated tires on our bicycles. NightBrightTyre has announced the CYGLO Tire, which uses a motion sensor within the tire to switch on high powered, tough and durable LED bulbs when the bike starts to roll. These LEDs are built into the tread or wall of the tire and

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Get Muddy with Oregon Scientific’s ATC9K HD All Terrain Video Camera

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You can get extreme with Oregon Scientific’s new HD all terrain video camera. The ATC9K can go with you skydiving to suba diving. It’s an easy-to-use, waterproof and shock-resistant camera that can be strapped to a helmet, handlebars, surfboard, or snowboard. It features 1080p HD video, shoots up to 60 frames per second, has 130

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