Outdoor Gear

Urban Kukri Knives Combine Utility with Art

I have had a habit of carrying some sort of pocket knife around for years. People tease me sometimes, but it really does come in handy to have a blade for everything from opening cardboard boxes to slicing up an apple. So when Urban Kukri offered to let us check out their artistic and unique spin on pocket knives, I…


ECOXGEAR EcoLantern: 360º Waterproof Rugged Speaker & Lantern

If you enjoy spending time outdoors while barbecuing or camping, or if you simply find yourself suffering through periodic power outages, having a reliable LED lantern on hand makes sense. The ECOXGEAR EcoLantern gives you 360º sound as well as a 400 Lumens bi-directional light. It’s portable, versatile, and it will even charge your mobile phone.


BONX Grip Is Like a Walkie-Talkie, but Better

If you participate in activities where you want to communicate with your friends, but you need to be completely hands-free, then you might want to check out the BONX Grip. It uses your phone (and it’s 3G/4G/WiFi signal) to allow communication between two people (up to 10) without touching any buttons. Think of the convenience when fishing, biking, or hunting!


The Parrot Bebop 2 FPV Kit: Fun to Fly, and a Price You Can Afford

I’ve piloted a number of drones in my day, and I have to say that the Parrot Bebop 2 FPV surprised me. Equipped with a 1080P video camera that can take 14-megapixel stills, a capable remote controller, and first-person-view glasses, the Bebop 2 FPV competes with the big boys when it comes to specs, footage, and fun.


ThruNite TH20 LED Headlamp Lights Up the Night

Flashlights are great, but there are times the light is needed while keeping both hands free to work. I have this need when I am hunting and cooking barbecue. Whether hunting early morning or finishing an evening hunt, a headlamp comes in handy while walking or dealing with gear. The ThruNite TH20 LED Headlamp ($29.99) fits the bill. 


Vapium Summit+: A Weather and Budget-Friendly Vaporizer

When you think of vaporizers, outdoor use and weather-friendliness might not be the first features you’d require. But if you’re interested in a vaporizer that can withstand splashes and dirt, that can handle extreme heat or cold, one that looks like a rugged little tank and that comes with plenty of accessories, then you should check out the Vapium Summit+.


Roomba Creator Made This Awesome Robot That Pulls Weeds

Gardening is a fun task that requires hard work and dedication. But, for your garden to be a success, you must continuously water and plant, as well as pull those weeds, which is — admittedly — not so fun. In every garden, nasty and pesky weeds tend to rear their ugly heads. It’s only a matter of time before they…


The BRAVEN BRV-BLADE Bluetooth Speaker Lets Your Music Slice Through the Quiet

I recently reviewed the BRAVEN Stryde 360 Bluetooth Speaker. (Read the review.) It is under $100, is waterproof, and delivers good sound regardless of where you go. If, however, you want big sound that gets even bigger thanks to “BRAVEN Boost,” you will want to check out the BRAVEN BRV-BLADE. It looks serious and delivers sound in keeping with appearances.


Braven Stryde 360 Bluetooth Speaker Is All About Summer Fun

I purchased the very first speaker from Braven. It was decent enough, and since then the company has come a long way. Braven’s current lineup of speakers have style, sound great, and are built for the real world. This is especially true of new Braven Stryde 360 Bluetooth speaker. At just $99.99, this little waterproof speaker is impressive.


STATE Optical Co. Is Making Gorgeous Luxury Eyewear Right Here in the USA

Nothing says summer like a new pair of shades. If you’re looking for a great pair of American-made luxury sunglasses, look no further than STATE Optical Co. They are super high quality, beautifully designed, and made in Chicago. Fighting against notorious eyewear mega-corporations like Luxottica, STATE Optical is a breath of fresh air in a crowded market.



Make Your Summer Great with a SunBriteTV

We are in grilling, swimming, and outside season. Never miss a game during a BBQ or neglect to watch a movie under the stars with SunBriteTV, the outdoor television. SunBriteTV is made to handle outdoor use and offers three levels of protection which can fit anyone’s needs and price range. 


Parrot Makes Fathers Day Gift Giving Simple and Fun

Are you looking for a last minute Fathers Day gift? Look no further than Parrot, as they have everything a tech-loving dad could want. Drones from toy, to consumer, to prosumer levels, headphones, and connected gardening solutions, Parrot has something for everyone. Check out the list below for our suggestions, but be sure to check out Parrot’s website for more.


BBQ Dragon Chimney of Insanity Gets Summer Going

BBQ season is once again upon us. School is out for the summer here in South Texas, and the grills have already been fired up. As you know, the most important part of a successful BBQ is the coals. The Chimney of Insanity by BBQ Dragon ($29.95) helps make the charcoal perfect, quickly and without the need for lighter fluid. 


Long Haired Boy Makes a Fine Electric Skateboard

His name is Damon Wood, but he goes by Long Haired Boy or LHB for short. He’s the owner and mad scientist behind Long Haired Boy Fine Electric Skateboards, a company that designs and handcrafts the most badass electric skateboards. Starting at around $1,800, LHB will build you a completely custom electric skateboard to your specifications.


Monster Superstar Ravebox Portable Speaker: Outdoor Sound with a Musical Light Show

Is the fantastic weather we are having (in Texas, anyway) getting you into the mood for summertime activities, sports, and outdoor parties? If so, then the Monster Superstar Ravebox Portable Speaker is ready to play. The Ravebox is waterproof, has 12-hours of battery life, and it’s powerful enough to handle all of your musical needs indoors or outside.




Pelican Bottles Keep the Temps While on the Go

I spend a lot of time out and about whether travelling for games or out in the woods. Keeping drinks warm or cold is always an issue. A small ice chest is not always in the cards, so I usually turn to high quality drink ware. The Pelican TRAVBO32 bottle ($39.99) has proven its worth in my recent tests. 


The Next Big Fitness Metric: Breathing

Todays’ wearable technology is being used to track a great many statistics related to fitness and health. Devices from Fitbit and Jawbone, for example, can be used to monitor heart rate, calories burned, total activity time and much more.