Sometimes, thermal mugs can look goofy or out of place in the real world. The new Avex ReCharge thermal mug keeps your drinks at the right temperature and looks good while doing it. But any insulated mug can keep your drink hot/cold. What's so great about this one? The Avex ReCharge thermal mug features a nifty, leak-proof design called AUTOSEAL that actually works to prevent leaks of your precious fluids.
Sean is a picky backpack tester, like really picky. He was searching for a day pack that was around 30 liters, had a nice amount of features - such as multiple pockets, side water sleeves, hip pockets, adjustability - and a good back panel that allowed for structure and breathability. So he found himself with the Boreas Muir Woods 30. It has been reviewed by others but he needed to get his hands (and back) into it and see if it was Engearment-worthy.
A couple of years ago, Sierra Designs flipped their entire line of products on its head. They were in a bit of a rut - heavy packs with no innovative features, boring tents (ed.: Except the Tengu! We love you, Tengu!), uninspired sleeping bags and outerwear. Within the past two years, they've introduced industry-leading light weight tents and innovative sleeping bags like their Backcountry Bed. The Sierra Designs Convert 2 and Convert 3 4-season tents look to be the pinnacle of that shakeup.
Barefoot running has been getting a lot of traction (puny!) over the last few years, with an almost cult like following. Inspired by the Tarahumara Indians of Mexico - who made their huaraches sandals out of tires and string, then would run on them for very long distances. Steven and Lena Sashen are making some really cool minimalist (like really minimalist) sandals called Xero Shoes that are getting good recognition from runners, outdoor enthusiasts, paddle boarders and lots of folks who just like to feel the ground beneath them.
Think about your best waterproof, breathable jacket. Is it made of Gore-Tex? eVent? Neoshell? Well, we have some good news and some bad. First, the bad: your jacket is obsolete. Second, the good: you can replace it with something new and better come Spring of 2016. Columbia Outdry Extreme is going to turn the technical shell industry inside-out.
You're looking for a lightweight backpacking tent for you you and up to two other people. Maybe you're a couple with and a dog or two. There are many great options out there, but none offer the amount of livable space that the NEMO Equipment Losi 3p does. There are many great options out there, but none offer the amount of livable space that the NEMO Equipment Losi 3p does.
Imagine yourself on the trail - you need a little boost of energy but you don't want to pull out your stove to heat water for coffee or drink a sugary energy drink. How about in the office? That next task is looking mighty intimidating. What do you do? Well that is were Voke Tabs come to play. They are tablets that you chew, much like a chewable vitamin, and they pack a nice little punch to get you over the next hill or through the next project at work.
Engearment is all about embracing new ideas - ideas that shake up our favorite sports in a revolutionary way. That's why were we so excited to sit down with Gilson Snowboards back in January. They're poised to kick-flip snowboarding on its rear end. (We know that's a skateboarding thing. A little slack, please.) Click through for more:
Fitwell has been making top quality mountaineering boots for over 35 years. In 2012, Fitwell’s owner - Giuliano Grotto - was asked by 2 engineers to create a splitboard specific mountaineering boot. After a few years of revisions they come to an epic boot for serious split boarders: the Fitwell Backcountry Splitboard Boot. Click through for our initial impressions.
So you’re looking at getting some sweet Karakoram splitboard bindings, but you’re not sure if you should go with the Split 30s or the newer Prime series. Good situation to be in! Both are built with high quality parts and hand assembled in Washington, so you can feel good about supporting a US company. But, which one should you choose?