Traveler's Gear Box
It's not often that I'm stopped in my tracks by a product. After a quick loop through our local REI in Salt Lake City a while back, I headed over to International Mountain Equipment just a few doors away. This small shop is the real deal for climbers and outdoors people. It's the type of store that sells things you'll use for decades until they wear out. So, as I looked over some climbing nuts and harnesses I spotted a book on the glass counter: the 3D Atlas of Zion National Park in Utah. Sounded interesting.
Looking for great footwear for rafting, canoeing, or any other activity that involves water? Earlier this month I had the opportunity to test Chaco's Outcross Evo 2 on a five-day river trip through Dinosaur National Monument and just might have ended my search for a great water shoe.
Solar chargers are one of the big product categories these days in outdoor products. This lightweight, easy to use, long lasting solar light works just great.
Designer watches are nice, but in the backcountry you want a sturdy timepiece that simply tells you the time. Flashiness isn’t the point, which makes the “clip watches” from Dakota Watch Co., dare we say, timely?