Outdoor Gear

Rec Tec Smokes the Competition by Announcing Four New Grills

Rec Tec is turning up the heat in 2019 with four new grills that promise to enhance your outdoor cooks. Featuring a “wyld” Argentina style grill, a “big freakin’” pellet grill, a “beast” of a custom-built pellet grill designed for pitmasters, and a trailer-mounted version of the Beast designed for on-the-go cooks, we’re in for a wood-smoked treat this summer!



LifeSaver Portable Water Filters Can Keep You Safer in the Great Outdoors

I took a survival class once that said to remember the rule of 3’s: 3 minutes without air, 3 days without water, 3 weeks without food. Next to breathing, water is incredibly important and if you’re spending any time outside or where you can’t access fresh water, you need a plan, and that’s where LifeSaver products can help.


In Features and Quality Construction, the Coolest Cooler Lives up to its Name

The Coolest Cooler started out as a Kickstarter project that received over $13 million in funding, and now it’s available for purchase starting at $249.99. With neat features like a built-in blender, LED light, USB charger, weather-resistant Bluetooth speaker, and more, the Coolest Cooler lives up to its name. Read on to learn more from our hands-on review.


Swagtron Debuts Lineup of Sick New Electric Vehicles at CES 2019

At CES in Las Vegas, our friends at Swagtron dropped details on a ton of new, upcoming products for 2019. Swagtron is continuing their evolution from their beginnings with hoverboards to affordable alternative transportation options. In 2019, you’ll start to see a lot of new Light Electric Vehicles (LEVs), including e-bikes, electric scooters, and electric skateboards.



TOBE Fingo Jacket: Perfect for Winter Backcountry Sports

TOBE, or not TOBE…prepared for all of your skiing, snowboarding, and snowmobiling adventures. That is no longer a question. Thanks to TOBE (pronounced Toe-Bee), backcountry athletes now have a full line of stylish, functional, and high-quality clothing to keep them protected from the elements. TOBE has created gear for activities including snowmobiling, snowbiking, skiing, and everyday wear.


Segway-Ninebot Rolls into 2019 with a Slew of Cool New Tech

Our friends at Segway-Ninebot are coming out with a bunch of new products in this year and we’re excited to share them with you. Aiming to corner the market in “last mile transportation” they’re releasing the Shared Scooter Model Max, Powered by Segway.   Looking to corner the market in “last mile delivery” they’re releasing the Loomo Delivery robot.


The Kora Xenolith Sweater Features a Merino-Yak Wool Blend You’ll Love

The trouble with winter is that whenever you want to keep warm outside, you feel like you need to bundle up in thick, heavy sweaters and coats. Kora decided to do something about that with their new Xenolith sweater that’s made out of a blend of Merino wool and Yak wool, which provides a high warmth to weight ratio.



The Evolve Carbon GT Is the Electric Skateboard of your Dreams

The Evolve Skateboards Carbon GT hits the Goldilocks zone of electric skateboards. It’s “just right.” It’s got crazy power, great battery capacity, can be converted from all-terrain tires to street wheels, plus, it’s just plain gorgeous. This sleek electric skateboard is great for all sorts of situations and deserves your attention. Starting at $1,959.99, the investment is not insignificant.




Popular E-Board Onewheel Updated with Custom Carving for a Personalized Ride

Already known for its butter smooth ride, the Onewheel electric board just received an update that allows riders to completely customize their ride. The Gemini firmware update brings a feature called Custom Shaping that revolutionizes the e-boarding game. Also included in the update is the ability of riders to share their rides via social media through the Onewheel app.


Focal Announces a Collection of Outdoor Loudspeakers

We’re huge fans of Focal here at Gear Diary; we admire the brand’s attention to detail in every one of its products and that they produce audio products that sound great. Focal has just unveiled two new audio products that you’re sure to love.


Showers Pass Outfits the Entire Family Year Round

Showers Pass has the whole family equipped for all seasons and every weather condition. They were nice enough to send my wife and me some outerwear to try out now that Fall is upon us, the Men’s Trailhead Bamboo-Merino Hoodie and the Women’s Rogue Hoodie. Both demonstrate the high quality that Showers Pass has become known for.


ASP Dot Rechargeable Flashlight Review: 130 Lumens on Your Keychain

I recently reviewed the ASP Pro DF Flashlight which has a permanent spot in my gear bag. I had the pleasure of also reviewing the Dot ($37), a 130 lumens rechargeable flashlight that fits on a keychain. The Dot is not only tiny, but it’s also rugged and brings plenty of light; it’s a great addition to my flashlight collection.


The Hot Seat: World’s First USB Heated Stadium Chair

With football season in full swing and temperatures falling, many people are spending their weekends in cool stadiums. My wife has spent 21 years following around my football team and is an expert at stadium comfort. She has spent the beginning of my season using The Hot Seat ($79 on Indiegogo). Let’s see how it holds up to the Friday…



ASP Pro DF Flashlight Brings 500 Lumens of Quality

Flashlight technology has come a long way; whether you need one in tactical situations, outdoor adventures, or everyday use, the ASP Pro DF ($140) will meet your needs. As hunting season approaches, I plan on using the ASP Pro DF on a regular basis; it comes packed with features and is made with high-quality materials. Let’s take a look. 


Make Your Fall Hike Even More Enjoyable with These Gadgets

It’s kind of sad that summer 2018 is already behind us – but being able to open the windows in our house and enjoy some cool, fresh air is really lovely! To make the transition into fall a little cheerier, and to take advantage of the gorgeous weather, why not treat yourself to one (or more!) of these terrific outdoor-friendly…