Gear Talk

As a contributor for numerous editorial outlets, I've had the opportunity to test hundreds of pieces of outdoor gear and apparel - in categories ranging from backpacking and hiking, climbing, kayaking, cycling, and more. This is a collection of gear-related articles and blog posts.

 
 

This Is The Gear That Took Me To Southeast Asia

What clothes, gadgets, and backpack does a photographer and writer for an adventure travel site rely on when he’s going to Asia and traveling light? This is my pared down adventure-storytelling kit, and how it performed.

/// Gizmodo

 

GoPro's New Camera Is a Tiny Cube. I Took It on Adventures.

I’ve been keeping a secret, and today I can spill the beans. Last month, I took a new camera on some adventures. Yes, it’s a GoPro. A smaller, lighter, more versatile GoPro than you’ve ever seen.

/// Gizmodo

 

Nikon D810 Review: The Ultimate Adventure Camera?

Last month, I took the Nikon D810 out on the Sierra High Route — one of the toughest adventures around. It got dirty, wet, and constantly banged around. Here’s how it performed.

/// Gizmodo

 


Sony A7S Adventure Tested: Ultimate Low-Light Mirrorless?

I’ve been dragging the Sony A7S on all of my adventures for the last few months — shooting in broad daylight and the dead of night. It’s gotten dirty; even dropped. Here’s how it performed.

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Peak Design Everyday Messenger Review: The Perfect Camera Bag?

Peak Design changed the way photographers carried their cameras with the introduction of an innovative clip. Now, they’re taking on camera bags. We tested their Everyday Messenger to see how it performs.

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Lenovo LaVie Z 360 Review: The Ultimate Adventure Travel Computer?

The LaVie Z is the newest ultrabook from Lenovo. At just 2 lbs, it’s the lightest in its class. Does that make it the perfect adventure-travel companion? We’ve been carrying it everywhere to find out.

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Your Ultimate Guide To Mountaineering Gear

Ready to geek out on outdoors gear? Combining climbing, high altitudes, camping and extreme winter weather, mountaineering is probably the most gear-intensive sport there is. And here’s your ultimate guide to the best gear for it.

/// Gizmodo

 

How GoPro Is Turning Its Athletes Into Storytellers

Sport photography isn’t shot from the sidelines anymore, it’s made by athletes as they do their thing. But before they can do that, they have to learn to shoot like a pro. We went inside the camp where they’re trained.

/// Gizmodo

 

Will a New Communications System for Our National Parks Save Lives?

An off-the-grid emergency warning system called Smart Park could give visitors critical information about weather and missing persons

/// Outside

 

The Case for Ditching Your Truck for a Vintage Snowcat

Yellowstone National Park is auctioning off most of its old 'cats. So we reached out to Orion Anthony of Northern Lights Optic to find out what it's like to own one of these beauties.

/// Outside

 

Ducati Just Launched a Great Beginner's Bike. Here's Why You Shouldn't Buy It.

The Scrambler Sixty2 is targeted at new riders. But is 400cc too small for a real Ducati?

/// Outside

 

Tough and Light, Hilleberg's Nammatj 3GT Tent Was Designed for Mountaineering

A new tent promises to be one of the strongest on the mountain. At $975, it'd better be.

/// Outside

 

The Ultimate Performance Diet for Human-Powered Adventure

What Mike Horn will eat when he walks to both poles

/// Outside

 

This $350 Backpack Will Keep You Alive

Everything you need to survive for 72 hours, stuffed into a single waterproof bag

/// Outside

 
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We Traveled from Greenland to Antarctica to Find the Best Glacier Glasses

Need sunglasses for climbing, mountaineering, or traveling through snow and ice? We tested three pairs across three continents and two hemispheres to find out how they stack up.

/// Indefinitely Wild

 
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How Julbo Designs Your Glacier Glasses

From the first-ever pair to the eyes of modern climbing legends

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Tough and Light, Hilleberg's Nammatj 3GT Tent Was Designed for Mountaineering

A new tent promises to be one of the strongest on the mountain. At $975, it'd better be.

/// Indefinitely Wild