Category: Reviews

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AWR-4

Adventure Weekly Recap (AWR) is a new post I’ll be bringing to you my readers.  The goal is to bring you cool stories, offers, blogs, news, and more from around the bike, outdoor, and general adventure worlds.   Give Ibex’s “Hat-O-Matic” a try when doing your holiday shopping.  Also checkout their new store in University Village.  2627 NE University Village St, Seattle, […]

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lunch case

Stanley Nineteen13 Lunchcase $20 (purchase here)   Test Period: 6+ months Field Tester: Scatman The Stanley Nineteen13 Lunchcase is your modern day lunch box from when you were a kid.  Yeah it lacks Batman or Spiderman graphics on the cover but it’s much more durable than either.  Don’t fret, it comes in Stormtropper white, so you can still be a kid if […]

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2Toms Detregent Review

2Toms Detregent Review

2Toms Detregent $12.99 (purchase here)   Test Period: 2 loads of laundry Field Tester: Scatman 2Toms contacted me to test their new “stink free” sports detergent a few months back.  Being a active guy I always have stinky clothes in need of a good wash.  I’m going to be up front and honest here and just say I didn’t expect the 2Toms […]

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Crank Brothers Egg Beater 2 Review

Crank Brothers Egg Beater 2’s $90 (purchase here)     Test Period: 7 months Field Tester: Scatman I’ve been using Crank Brothers pedals for over 5 years now and love them.  That being said I had a really hard time writing this review and apologize to the good people at Crank Brothers for the delay in doing so.  So why was it so hard to […]

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MIA

MIA

Hello friends family and followers, You’ve probably noticed I’ve been missing in action for a while.  I have lots of post coming but I also have lots of other things going on as well which have kept me away from my computer.  I should also mention said computer also died so that made composing posts quite hard. I’m off to […]

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Mammut TR1 + Ambient light Set Review

Mammut TR1 + Ambient light Set $44.95 (purchase here)     Test Period: 7 months Field Tester: Scatman This was the second Mammut headlamp I’ve tried over the years.  The first was quickly returned because I couldn’t feel the buttons to turn it on with my gloves on while skate skiing.  It’s a shame as it really lit up the trail.  When I […]

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Julbo Pipeline Sunglass Review

Julbo Pipeline Sunglass Review

Julbo Pipelines $160 (purchase here) Test Period: 6 months Field Tester: Scatman Though large for my face I love these Julbo Pipeline sunglasses.  I should point out it wasn’t love at first sight.  The Pipelines are,  well different.  Once we go to know each other my view changed.  The first time I wore them I put them on at 8:30 […]

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Hike Your Own Hike – Book Review

Hike Your Own Hike – Book Review

Hike Your Own Hike (HYOH) by Francis Tapon. Available in Hardcore, ebook, and audiobook, ($9.99-24.99). Francis might come off to some as the classic over achiever.  He speaks over 5 languages, graduated from Harvard Business School, co-founded a successful Silicon Valley company, has hiked the Triple Crown (Appalachian Trail, Pacific Crest Trail and the Continental Divide Trail) and has been to […]

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GYST BP 1-11 Review

GYST BP 1-11 Review

Gyst Backpack 1-11 $180 (purchase HERE)     Test Period: 4 months Field Tester: Scatman I haven’t been this excited about a piece of gear in a while.  I hounded the poor guys at Gyst until they got me a BP 1-11 to test.  I had previously tested the Duffel 1-10 by Gyst and was sold on the concept instantly.  No […]

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Icebreaker Stripe Tech T

Icebreaker Stripe Tech T

Icebreaker Stripe Tech T $75 (purchase HERE)     Test Period: 3 months Field Tester: Scatman This is my first piece from Icebreaker and I have to say I like it.  I’d say I like it a lot but there is one small quirk that bugs me to no end.  We’ll get to that, first the good stuff because one […]

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