For a caving piece we did in our summer print issue we got to field test the Fenix HL60R Rechargeable Headlamp, so I thought I’d pop in and let everyone know how it went. If you’re in the caving world you know Fenix has been around for some time. They’re known for making durable, even …

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When I first heard about Lilybed I was confused. Wait, a bed for women? What does that mean? Is this some kind of scam? It only took a few conversations to realize that it in fact was not a scam. That it in fact was a really good idea. The conversations usually went like this: …

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I spent a day wearing Xero shoes — traipsing around Nashville, walking through fields, down gravel roads, up steps — and I considered this pretty risky behavior. I have flat feet, so any day spent in flat shoes means a night of arch pain and sore heels. This review is, first, to tell you about …

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We tried out Seattle Sports’ GloStick. It’s a lightweight, USB-charged beacon that has up to 3 hours of bright-setting usage. If love those crack-activated, party glow-sticks, but you just wish they would last longer, this is what you’ve been waiting for all these years. PROS Pro: Charging is easy and battery-free. If the GloStick is …

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One of the less-discussed impacts of global warming is that it is very difficult to field-test toddler snowsuits. Combine the near-total absence of snow in Boston this year (besides today), and my uncooperative two year old, and this gear review of the Dare2B Bugaloo II is a little light on substance. Please bear with me. …

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This week, I was lucky enough to get to test C2’s performance tights and undertop. I say lucky because the weather in Boston has called for some serious under-layers the past few days. It’s been cold — but not cold enough for snow — and wet. Nothing like a windy, wintry mix to make you say, …

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No matter what wrinkled line travelers follow across an atlas, they have an instant heart connection with other wandering spirits. Even if one group is going to Puerto Rico and another is on the way to France, fellow travelers understand the shared desire to keep moving, gypsy-style, and see the world with wide open eyes. …

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Perhaps you’ve heard the phrase, “April showers, May flowers,” or something like that? Well, April’s come early and we need some waterproof shoes, stat. The PF Flyer Hi Press boot is chic enough footwear for city days but its heavy-duty rubber can handle serious wet and muck, too. The styling of this update comes from …

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Tucson, Arizona, which I call home these days, is blessed with an average of 286 sunny days a year. This makes it pretty much the perfect place to test out an oven that cooks by harnessing the power of the sun. Introducing: the Solavore Sport. Founded in 2015, Solavore is a women-owned business with a mission. Today, almost 3 billion …

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Last week I was invited to a boot camp class. This sounds normal enough , but it was a special bootcamp. We wouldn’t just be putting ourselves through the paces; we’d be putting some high performance gear to the test, too. If you don’t know them, Polartec is a leader in fabric technology. A lot of …

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Valentine’s Day: what’s it all about? Is it about this guy (sadly beheaded)? Is it about this? Or perhaps, this? Who can say. All we know is there are a bunch of readers out there in TV land with outdoorsy sigs, partners, partners-in-crime, best friends, work friends, loves-from-afar, loves-from-closeup, roommates, and really important nemeses that you may want to …

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