Author: Steve

Fjallraven Abisko Lite Jacket

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 Sleeveless

Lululemon Training Sleeveless 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 Sleeveless top by Lululemon is designed specifically...

Lululemon Pace Breaker Short*Mesh

Lululemon Pace Breaker Short*Mesh 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

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

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

Salomon Quest 4D 2 GTX 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

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...

Adidas Ultra Boost

Adidas Ultra Boost Review

The new Adidas Ultra Boost trainers are billed as “The Greatest Running Shoe Ever.” The claim likely has been made before, perhaps many times before. But it’s unlikely that such an assertion has ever...

Jawbone UP Move

Jawbone UP Move Review

Human innovation tends to reduce the physical labor needed for a desired result. When we think of the history of invention, we contemplate those things that make our lives easier while yielding more or...

Keen Uneek

Keen Uneek Review

Keen Uneek 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...

HumanX

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

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...