LATEST REVIEWS

Topo Athletic Runventure Review (W)

The Runventure is one of three women’s trail shoes from Topo Athletic. With a very small, 2mm drop from heel to forefoot, it’s the perfect shoe for runners who love a flatter shoe and who are often confronted with tough terrain. Topo designs their shoes with 3 points...

Neff Daily 2 Jacket and Pants Review

Neff is not known for their subtlety and by now, you’ve probably made some sort of exclamation at the images of the Neff Daily 2 jacket and/or pants. The thing about designs like this though is that you’d better be able to back up all the flair with some...

Tap & Dye Legacy Dark Amber Beeswax Camera Strap – Review

A high quality leather strap is a necessity for every photographer’s arsenal.  Durable, lightweight, and flexible are the characteristics I look for in a good leather strap, and I am happy to say that the Tap & Dye Legacy fixed length neck/shoulder strap more than...

New Balance Leadville 1210v2 Review

The Leadville Trail 100 is well known as one of the toughest ultra-marathons around. It was made particularly famous by the book Born to Run by Christopher McDougall where he tells the story of the mythical Tarahumara running the race in nothing more than homemade...

Newton Running Energy NR II Video Review

Check out the Newton Running Energy NR II at: Road Runner Sports: http://bit.ly/rrsenergynrii     Amazon: http://amzn.to/1F4KKZ4 The last shoe from Newton Running that we had a chance to review was the first Energy NR which makes the fact that now we’re taking a...

Fera Soul Seamless Long Sleeve Crew Review

One of my biggest pet peeves when looking for a solid baselayer is tags that are itchy and annoying. The Fera Soul Seamless Long Sleeve Crew solved that problem for me in a single shirt that is comfortable and versatile. The Fera Soul Seamless Long Sleeve Crew is made...

Columbia Redmond Mid Waterproof Trail Shoe Review

The Columbia Redmond Mid is a women’s mid-height waterproof trail shoe that’s great for hiking and casual walks in the outdoors. The waterproof feature keeps feet very dry and the outsole grips like a champ. The Redmond’s exceptional outsole is made for solid grip....

Bern Unlimited Watts EPS Helmet Review

I’ve always been a fan of looking at products through the lens of time, particularly as it relates to their predecessors. I get to see the evolution of their industry and watch as the bar is pushed higher and higher. When Massachusetts-based Bern Unlimited first...

Top 10 Tips For Taking Care of Your Adventurous Dog’s Paws

At Gearist, dogs have a very special place in our hearts. Apart from being the truest of companions whenever you need a nuzzle or just someone who’ll listen to you unconditional love and without judgement, our dogs are also our partners in crime when we head out...

Suunto Unveils Exclusive Premium Menswear Watch Line

Ogden, UT – March 12, 2015 – Suunto, a global leader in sports precision instruments unveils the Suunto Essential Collection. Inspired by the heritage of adventure, it delivers a sophisticated lineup of premium lifestyle pieces. Since Suunto was founded more than 75...

Ibex Point 62 Glove Review

Finding good gloves for cross country skiing can be difficult as there are several factors to take into account: wind resistance, slim fit, and insulation. I’ll discuss these properties more in the Wear and Fit section of this review, but in the mean time let me...

Patagonia Levitation Hoody Review

I’ve had my fair share of XC ski jackets over the years, each well-loved and worn down, so I was ready for a new one when Patagonia sent over the Levitation Hoody. They picked a great name for this jacket as after seven skis in varying conditions I am (forgive the...

Bollé B-Kid Ski / Snowboard Helmet Review

It’s never been enough to simply throw a small adult helmet on you child before taking them skiing or snowboarding. The fit and features are aimed toward much larger features and in most cases, anatomical features that are fully developed. On the other hand,...

Super.Natural Base 175 Tights and Long Sleeve Top Review

Here’s the thing about reviewing baselayers and underwear; when they’re super solid they kind of just disappear and you forget you’re wearing them. This, in turn, makes them a bit tricky to talk about! In light of that and knowing that we were coming...

Newton Running Energy NR II Review

One of the most interesting things to see in the outdoor gear industry is the evolution of products from one iteration to the next. We get to see changes that are both subtle and stark and sometimes changes that shift the DNA of a product altogether. It’s been...

How To Change a Flat Bike Tire – Ask Gearist

Changing a bike tire is one of the most important things to know before you take your new ride out. It’s a pretty simple task but there are some tips and tricks that can certainly make it a bit easier for beginners and veterans alike. In this tutorial, we show...

Lululemon Miss Misty Jacket II Review

Maine has far from perfect weather in the winter ranging from rain to full on blizzard. Finding a top layer to keep you warm and dry while working out is a must. The compact lululemon Miss Misty Jacket II is lightweight, breathable and both waterproof and wind...

Giro Discord Ski / Snowboard Helmet Review

Before you get into our review of the Giro Discord ski/snowboard helmet, I’m going to STRONGLY recommend that you click HERE to read our review of the Giro Combyn helmet. The reason I say this is because these two helmets are so very similar, especially in their...

Lululemon Run: Swiftly Tech LS Crew and ½ Zip

I am always on the loot out for good base layers for exercising outdoors in colder weather. The key to the best base layers for nordic skiing is all about finding something that is able to keep you warm but not hot, and it is critical that it wicks sweat well enough...

Columbia Noble Falls Trapper Hat Review

We’ve all seen Elmer Fudd wearing some version of a trapper hat and going hunting for “wabbits”. With that character in mind you probably rejected the trapper hat that your mom tried to cram on your head when you were a kid and the mercury bottomed...

Asics Thermopolis LT Tights Review

We got a question from someone recently asking if it was ok for a guy to wear tights with shorts over them. I must admit that when I first started running, I committed this runner’s faux pas myself. Then I got over it. I mean, do whatever works for you, but...

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