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May

2011

Ruff Wear, OllyDog and supercollar Leash and Collar review
Written by Jacquelyn Farris, Ronnie   

Function and fashion matters in your four-legged friend's leash selection. A leash has a dual purpose. It restrains an overexcited dog and shows a dog’s personality.

Ronnie, OutdoorInformer.com's Director of Dog Leashes & Collars reviews the latest offerings from Ruff Wear, OllyDog and supercollar.

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Apr

2011

10 Android Apps for the Outdoors review
Written by Matt Keowen   

Android Apps for the OutdoorsWhy is the little Android dude green? Because he loves the outdoors, that’s why - hiking, camping, skiing, and geocaching. These 10 Android applications for the outdoors deliver utility and most are free.

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10

Apr

2011

SteriPEN Sidewinder Water Purifier review
Written by Jason Elliot   

SteriPEN SidewinderThe Sit ‘n Spin made children giggle and dizzy in the 1970’s and 80’s. Sit on the circular round disk Indian-style with your legs wrapped around a pole with a round disk fastened on top like a steering wheel. Grab the steering wheel and repeatedly turn it sending you spinning on the Sit ‘n Spin’s axis until either your arms tire or you are dizzy.

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Mar

2011

Pelican SabreLite 2010 Recoil LED Flashlight review
Written by Josh Turner   

Pelican SabreLite 2010 Recoil LED FlashlightThe true gearhead has lost count of how many flashlights he owns.  That doesn’t stop the avid outdoor adventurer from staying on the lookout for the latest in flashlight technology.  Increased lumens, greater distance, and durability are at the top of the list. The SabreLite 2010 Recoil LED Flashlight, is Pelican’s new “flagship” of its LED flashlight line

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Feb

2011

Komperdell Carbon Bamboo Ski Poles review
Written by Jason Elliot   

Komperdell Carbon Bamboo Ski PolesThe mountains in western Pennsylvania are not coveted as the Western and Northeastern U.S. for snow fun. It is the best place to ski and board in a reasonable drive for several metropolitan areas including Pittsburgh, Washington D.C., Baltimore and Columbus. Seven Springs Mountain Resort is the reason.

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Dec

2010

Light & Motion VIS 360 Bike Light Set review
Written by Jason Elliot   

Light & Motion Vis 360The bike friendly communities in the Western U.S. make it easy for bike commuters to unwind and enjoy the ride home after a long workday. Most neighborhoods in cities like Portland, Denver, and Seattle are connected through bike trails and streets with bike-only lanes.

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Dec

2010

Brunton Restore review
Written by Sarah Klingler   

Brunton Restoreimages/BruntonLove escaping the commotion for some time in the outdoors, but despise when your gadgets run out of juice?

The Brunton Restore solar charger allows you to power up your portable devices no matter where you are. The slim and lightweight (7.2 ounces) design enables it to slide easily into a backpack or coat pocket, and its rubberized, water-resistant outer shell and ability to withstand temps from -10 to 120 degrees Fahrenheit makes it tough enough for all your outdoor adventures.

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Nov

2010

Eton Scorpion review
Written by Sarah Klingler   
Eton Scorpionimages/Eton

Portable radio? Emergency device? Flashlight? The Eton Scorpion doesn't fit neatly into any one category - it is one serious multi purpose outdoor accessory.

The digital radio receives both AM and FM stations and 7 NOAA weather and emergency channels, so you'll be prepared for adverse weather reports or emergency alerts. The digital readout is clear and the settings are easy to use, with simple up-and-down arrows for selecting stations.

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Nov

2010

Grace Digital Audio Eco Extreme & Joby Gorillamobile for iPhone 4 review
Written by Jason Elliot   
Grace Digital Audio Eco Extremeimage/Grace Digital Audio

High technology and high adventure may seem to be strange bed fellows. But high technology complements your highly adventurous personality. Joby and Grace Digital have developed technology accessories for your adrenaline-charged excursions.

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14

Sep

2010

Mountainsmith Carbonlite Pro Trekking Poles review
Written by Jacquelyn Farris   
Mountainsmith Carbonlite Pro Trekking Poles
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Feeling fatigued after what should have been a simple day hike with friends? Even worse have you stopped hiking because of nagging knee pain? A simple solution to your trail woes is trekking poles. Think about this, earliest forms of humanity used primitive sticks for support when trekking. Even cavemen knew that the human body needed support during hikes. 

If you are shopping for entry to mid level carbon carbon trekking poles, the Mountainsmith Carbonlite Pro is a recommended choice. The poles ergonomic cork grips are ideal for someone with medium to large hands. One feature is wide adjustable neoprene wrist straps to help keep your hands in place while not creating hot spots on your wrists.

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