Review: Black Diamond JetForce Tour 26L Avalanche Airbag

The JetForce Tour was built with the same impeccable quality and reliability you can expect from a Black Diamond product. I’ve gone on 10 tours in the Wasatch with this pack and have put it through the ringer (except for an avalanche). Enough days and hours to be able to review the pack in the following categories: Technology, Functionality, Size, Weight/Comfort, and Price.  Note, this is my first avi pack, but I did plenty of research before getting this pack and feel like I can make an accurate comparison. Reviewing an avalanche airbag pack can be, in my opinion, difficult …

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Review: North Face Ventrix Hoodie

Each year, companies come out with their new line of apparel. And each year I think the same thing. How could this lineup be any different than last years’, or the year before that? And how could they justify the price tag they put on it. Especially when it’s not uncommon for pullovers to run a price tag over $100, shells to be in the $200-$400 range, and beefy down jackets to be anywhere from $200-$800+. It’s absurd!

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Store Is OPEN | Get your T-shirts & Prints Now

Ever since I was a kid, growing up in the skater/punk scene, I’ve always wanted to make my own T-shirts. Ones with my very own logo and prints on them. Finally, with the help of threadless.com, I’ve finally achieved my dream. Mens Shirts Womens Shirts Prints Stickers To help persuade you to click that purchase button in the shop, I wanted to extend a few discount codes your way. For Free Shipping, from now until the end of November 2018, use the discount code below: For the family & friends discount, use this code below:

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Mavic Air | Best Drone for Adventure Filmmaking/Photography

Finally, DJI has released the ideal drone for us adventure filmmakers and photographers. This summer I finally spent the money to upgrade camera bag with the DJI Mavic Air, and I have zero regrets. This review is based off my prior experience with the DJI Phantom series drones and how much better the Mavic Air is. This review is more for those who are familiar with drones, drone capability/limitations, and are maybe looking to get a smaller drone to take with them on every adventure, not just the big ones.  I’ve broken this review down into 4 categories: Size, Camera, …

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Get your Stickers!

My sticker design has finally come in, and turned out pretty awesome (if I do say so myself). If you would like a free sticker sent to you, please give me your name and address below! As soon as I get your info, a sticker will be on its way to you via snail mail! They are 2″ in diameter, so the perfect size to put anywhere! If you would like a free sticker sent to you, please give me your name and information below! As soon as I get your info, a sticker will be on its way to …

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Real Cost of the “Free” Outdoors

“The outdoors is free and most importantly the outdoors is open to every single person.” The second part of that quote is 100% true, but the first part.. well that’s a blatant lie. I’ve only embraced everything the outdoors has to offer in the past couple of years, so I definitely know the outdoors is not free. So why do we pretend it is? Playing and recreating outside and especially in the mountains can start off free, but it quickly goes downhill from there. A fact I can attest to first hand, seeing as I’ve gone from not even having …

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Peak Designs Capture Clip | Review

The Peak Design Capture has single handedly change the way I’m able to capture photos and videos. This neat little device doesn’t directly affect the photos or videos themselves, but it allows me to have my camera always ready and secure at the same time. Those two things seemed impossible before when only using a camera strap or stowed away in a pack.  The Capture is a two part device: 1st part is a metal clip that clamps onto a backpack strap or belt and the 2nd part is  an Arca tripod-compatible plate that screws into the bottom of your …

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Therm-a-Rest NeoAir XLite | Review

The Therm-a-Rest NeoAir XLite is by far the most important item I now take on any backpacking/camping trip. Arguably more important than my camera, backpack, or even water. If you’re anything like me, the worst part of camping is waking up sore in the morning, and that soreness has nothing to do with the previous days’ activities. I’m a side sleeper, so I’d wake up with a sore neck, shoulders, and back whenever I’d sleep on a foam pad, hybrid inflatable/foam pad, or other inflatables. Without exaggeration, I get an equally good sleep on this NeoAir XLite inflatable sleeping pad …

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Essentials for Backpacking Europe | What You Need

You’ve got your plane tickets purchased and maybe you’ve even convinced some of your friends to come with you to Europe, but now you need to figure out what to bring. There are millions of options out there, but here is my take on the essentials you’ll need to be able to efficiently navigate and backpack through most European countries.  Gear: All the stuff you’ll need to be ready for everything to Backpack (no suitcases obviously) A backpack is probably a key essential to actually backpack through Europe. It gives you the opportunity to still walk around with all your …

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Stop Buying New Gear (Confessions From a Gear Junkie)

Yes, all of us, need to stop buying new gear for every time we want to try something new. We all can relate to that one friend who is always buying the latest, greatest, newest, lightest gear to add to their closet with the rest of it. In some cases, it might even be you. But that’s what we get for living in a society that throws advertising at us from every single angle from the moment you wake up, until you rest your eyes for bed after that last Instagram swipe. With that being said, I want you to ask …

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