Outdoor Retailer Gear In Review – Technology Spotlight

Technology was everywhere at OR. Tents, Packs, Shoes, and of course solar products were all being highlighted. I have picked a few of my favorite tech products that stood out.


Coghlans introduces their Portable Power Pack. A 6000 mAh battery that can be charged by crank, solar, or by USB. This power pack can charge most small electronics as long as they can be charged by USB. Things like phones, cameras, headlamps, gps devices, and smaller tablets. A great device for car camping or even for the emergency prepper.

August 2014 Golden Boots Blogger Awards Announced


Chronic Climber Chick – chronicclimberchick.com

SoCal Hiker – socalhiker.net

Alpha Roaming – alpharoaming.com

Go Chase The Sun – gochasethesun.com

Outdoor Retailer Gear In Review – Footwear Vibram Spotlight

This year there was a huge amount of new footwear being displayed at Outdoor retailer. Some of the most creative are the new products being added to the ever so popular Vibram Fiver Finger line. I am not a huge fan of the Vibam Five finger shoes mostly because of my little hobbit feet that dislike to be shaped into anything other than a boot form. I have tried the Five fingers and honestly did not like them. They are not for everyone. Those who wear them love them and become lifetime fans instantly.  I wanted to share these with you because Vibram is stepping outside the box and is bringing several new products to the market that are created for specific sports.

Vibram Furoshiki is based on the Japanese art of towel wrapping. This one piece shoe is designed with many uses in mind. It packs up small and weighs hardly anything. Perfect for Yoga or even a simple camp shoe.

Post Outdoor Retailer Recovery.

ORsign As I sift through emails and begin to get back to normal after Outdoor Retailer, I look back at all of the whirlwind crazy that happened.  I saw friends, met new ones and finally met several fellow bloggers in person. There were fancy dinners, happy hours, gear testing, hikes, and meet ups. A whirlwind of awesomely crazy fun.

In the next few days I hope to try to put everything into words and share with you everything that I saw and experienced.  There are lots of new and cool products as well as some favorites to talk about. I am also getting ready for #HellHikeAndRaft so be ready to read all about it. To all of my friends old and new that I was able to spend time with. It was nice seeing you and I hope that our paths cross sooner than later.

Happy Trails – Adam

Peak Design Slide and Clutch First Look

10549869_1504317036453220_148348344_nI have been playing with the Peak Design Slide and Clutch system. I to be honest have not used the clutch much but it is super easy to connect to the camera and then use. It is comfortable to shoot photos with while the camera is securely attached to you hand. Out of the two products the slide is my favorite so far. The ease to adjust the strap lengths is simply unmatched by any other product I have owned in the past.

Peak design has some great camera gear that allows you to capture all the right moments by providing straps, clips, and various other accessories that are designed for photographers of every level and every application. (more…)

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