Author: Steve

Fjallraven Abisko Lite Jacket Review

Fjallraven Abisko Lite Jacket Review

Ah, Sweden. Land of safe automobiles, girls with dragon tattoos, fika, the krona and various bands with names emphasizing the letters “A” and “B.” I arrived in Stockholm one afternoon in September a few...

Lululemon Training Tank Top Review

Lululemon Training Tank Top Review

As summer heat turns from wintertime daydream to dog day reality, it’s important to have training apparel that can stand up to the tall mercury. The Training Tank Top by Lululemon is designed specifically...

Lululemon Pace Breaker Short Review

Lululemon Pace Breaker Short Review

Versatile training shorts that perform both in the gym and outdoors are as necessary during summertime as cookouts and road trips. The Lululemon Pace Breaker Short satisfy that summertime need for versatile shorts –...

Sierra Designs Lightning 2 Tent Review

Sierra Designs Lightning 2 Tent Review

The three-season, two-person Lightning 2 tent from Sierra Designs is a refreshing and welcome reimagining of what a tent – and what camping – can be. The engineering and design elements comprising the tent...

AVEX Bottle Review

AVEX Bottle Review

Eye-catching colors, high-end textures and materials, innovative functionality and health-minded design all recommend AVEX bottles for the discerning buyer. I’ve been testing three models of AVEX water bottles and have been impressed with their...

Salomon Quest 4D 2 GTX Review

Salomon Quest 4D 2 GTX Hiking Boot Review

Springtime hiking in Central Oregon presents every conceivable weather condition, often during a single outing. Snow, rain, sun and winds sweep through in waves. Terrain also can vary over short distances. Arid, high-desert volcanic...

Perfect Rip Deck Review

Perfect Rip Deck Review

It’s called the “competency trap.” The term comes from management science and describes a flaw in our behavioral tendencies. The competency trap happens when we continue to do things we’re good at and that...

Keen Uneek Review

Keen Uneek Sandal Review

Aptly named Uneek sandals from Keen offer distinctive design and good performance in footwear that seems at home both at the beach and around town. The Keen Uneek sandals I’ve tested have been a...

Harbinger HumanX Review

Harbinger HumanX Review

For almost 20 years I’ve been a faithful adherent to the simple calculus of weightlifting: The more weight you push (or pull), the stronger your muscles become. The equation is linear and transparent. And...

Zamst RK-1 Review

Zamst RK-1 Review

Most endeavors that promise gains also entail risk. In athletics, physical gains from training come with the prospect of injury, the most insidious of which are harms from overuse. Painful and often debilitating, overuse...