Kayaks, canoes, rafting, SUP… where you get wet in the great outdoors.

Hydracare water bladder cleaning kits

You know it’s time to clean your hydration bladder when: A) Live algae has sprouted in a crease; B) Water that goes in pure comes out tasting literally fishy; or, C) That strange and swampy odor seeping from your CamelBak is eliciting vocal complaints from your hiking buddies. Read More...

November 25, 2005

Ironman Swim

In mid-September, the Gear Junkie is signed up to compete in Ironman Wisconsin, a full-scale Ironman triathlon event that includes a 2.4-mile swim, a 112-mile bike and a 26.2-mile marathon run. In addition to some serious training and mental commitment, several key pieces of gear will help me swim, pedal and limp my way through the course. Read More...

September 24, 2005

Johnson Outdoors, boat review roundup

Johnson Outdoors Inc. is a recreational conglomerate that oversees such well-known water sports brands as Old Town, Ocean Kayak, Carlisle, Escape, Extrasport and Necky. Over the course of the past four months, I've had the chance to test three Johnson Outdoors boat models at locations as far flung as the Mississippi River in central Minnesota and the Pacific Ocean just south of California's Big Sur. Read More...

August 23, 2005

National Geographic Road Atlas

The National Geographic Road Atlas: Adventure Edition takes everything Rand McNally does right and adds even more pertinent information for fellow vagabonds and weekend warriors. Read More...

November 13, 2004

Mares diving equipment — snorkeling, SCUBA

To the outside observer, the foundational equipment from any sport -- be it a bike tire, a canoe paddle or a snorkeling mask -- appear unchanged from year to year. But anyone close to the sport sees the new designs, the incremental gains and every subtle product improvement manufacturers make. Read More...

June 13, 2004

Wenonah canoe review

Wenonah's Spirit II, a sleek all-purpose canoe made for multi-day trips, is available in several configurations. The Kevlar version weighs a miniscule 42 pounds and costs $2,099; the base model, a 68-pound boat made of a plastic material called Royalex, costs just $1,199. They are the exact same canoe, just made with different materials. Read More...

May 15, 2004
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