Best Tactical Pen [2022]

How We Picked A quality tactical pen needs to start out with a self-defense or glass breaker point. This is arguably the most prized feature that makes it “Tactical” instead of just a writing instrument. At the same time, we also kept an eye out for tactical pens that will serve as a quality executive … Read more

Best Solar Powered Wristwatch [2019]

How We Picked Just like the technology that drives them, solar watches are always evolving. Looking for signs of recent updates or minor design changes are often a good indicator that the manufacturer had the opportunity to infuse the watch with the best materials for this generation of watches. Still, there are some tried-and-true solar … Read more

Best Hiking GPS [2019]

How We Picked On the face of it, you expect a high-quality handheld GPS device to be accurate and have the topographic features you need for adventuring deep in the bush. These days GPS manufacturers make it a point to include the basic core functionality, like rechargeable batteries, SD/memory card compatibility. Then they take it … Read more

Best Filtered Water Bottle [2019]

How We Picked Reusable water bottles are great for cutting down on your plastic waste while still ensuring you stay adequately hydrated no matter where you are. But, sometimes, you need more than just a way to carry around tap water. Bottles that also filter or purify water ensure that you are drinking safe, refreshing … Read more

Best Electric Cooler [2019]

How We Picked Electric coolers are insulated boxes, similar to a traditional cooler. Instead of using ice to cool your food, though, electric coolers use a thermoelectric device whose purpose is to move heat out of the cooler. Electricity is used to transfer heat from one side of a semiconductor Peltier pad to the other. … Read more

Best Solar Charger [2019]

How We Picked It’s 2019 and technology has evolved tremendously over the years. In the past, you had to have large, bulky batteries (think “D” batteries) to run anything – thank God we are past that! Now, we have batteries that last forever and barely take up any space. However, some devices still drain batteries … Read more

Best Headlamp [2019]

For the adventure, there is nothing quite as thrilling as being out in the dark … Until you hear something go BUMP and you cannot see it. Then the thrill changes into panic and fear. Is it a bear?Is it an intruder? You stand as still as possible not knowing what is in the darkness. … Read more

Best Walkie Talkie [2019]

How We Picked Have you ever been out somewhere and then suddenly realized that you’ve lost all cell phone reception? Maybe you’re camping with friends and you’ve wandered off to explore, or your job entails being out in nature or on a job site and you need to communicate with your coworkers, but you can’t … Read more

Best Soft Sided Cooler [2019]

How We Picked On a hiking trip, carrying about a big, heavy, hard-shelled cooler can be draining. The whole point of a cooler is to make your life better – not worse! Even if you are trying to climb the side of a mountain or relax at the beach, your cooler should be the least … Read more

Best Pop-Up Canopy [2019]

How We Picked It is that time of year again where people are going to the beach, camping, and visiting vendors. And all three of these locations have one thing in common – pop-up canopies. Pop-up canopies are becoming more popular each and every year. As such, the market for them is growing continually. There … Read more