Official Cooler 'Ice/Beer Challenge' (featuring soft-side Yeti Hopper)

Earlier this month, we unveiled the news of a new soft-shelled cooler from Yeti called the Hopper. Here's how it stood up in our Ice/Beer Challenge...
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Requisite Hydration Contest... 10 Readers Get 'Ultimate System' From Source

We tested it last week, and now we're giving away 10 of the units to readers! Source Outdoor calls its premier water-carrying product the "Ultimate Hydration System."
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Geigerrig Debuts Tiny Drink Hose From Hydration Bladder. A New Trend?

It looks like a thin IV tube. The valve is smaller than a lemon drop. This fall, Geigerrig will ship a hydration hose 1/3 the size of the industry standard.
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Cooler 'Air Conditioner' Made For Outdoors

Keep your beer, and family, cool with this cooler/cold air-blower. A new product capitalizes on the simple air-cooling solution popularized by the DIY crowd with the first commercially available beverage cooler/air conditioner we've seen.
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Test: Source 'Ultimate Hydration System'

An Israel-based brand ships the "Ultimate Hydration System" worldwide and sells the kit for $54. It includes everything needed to sip water and stay hydrated in the outdoors.
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First Look: Katadyn 'Gravity Filter'

Why not let gravity do the work as opposed to pumping or other methods of purifying water? We test a new water filter from Katadyn.
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Pure Maple Syrup In New Energy Gel

The pitch: "Pure organic Vermont maple syrup in portable packaging." YES, please! The syrup in UnTapped Maple Energy is made by Vermont's Slopeside Syrup company, and it is the brainchild of professional cyclist Ted King.
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Hydration Simplified With Beer

If you're running an ultra-marathon and your pee looks like Guinness, seek medical ASAP.
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First Look: Yeti Soft-Side Cooler

A just-announced cooler from Yeti is made of the same tough material as whitewater rafts. The zipper is the "toughest kind of zipper in world," Yeti states.
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Pepper, Onion, Mustard...'Salty' Energy Bars

Sugary flavors tend to rule in the energy bar aisle. But not all bars skew fruity and sweet. Roasted JalapeƱo, Hickory Smoked, and Thai Sweet Chili bars are in a new line from Kind.
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