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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 Inflatable Tent [2022]

How We Picked Inflatable tents started out as an innovative way to set up camp quickly. Yet as time has gone on, they have evolved to also serve as a luxury camping option or a way to quickly set up a tent for an event. Air beam construction is perhaps the most critical component. This … 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 Family Tent [2019]

How We Picked When it comes to shopping for a family tent the prized features stray just a little bit from some of the more rugged options. In this segment attention really needs to be paid to making sure everything inside the tent remains dry and safe. It’s also nice to be able to accommodate … 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 Tent Heater [2019]

How We Picked Tent heaters are an incredibly important part of camping, especially when you are out in the elements during colder seasons. When choosing a tent heater, it’s necessary to consider how large your tent is, how many people you are trying to keep warm, the safety features of the heater, and the type … 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 Camping Cot [2019]

How We Picked By their nature camping cots are a little on the basic side. Most are meant to be packed with you for times when space and weight are at a premium. Only a few come with an air mattress included, and the quality of some of those air mattresses can be a little … Read more

Best Camping Mattress [2019]

How We Picked To the uninitiated, a camping mattress might seem like little more than a tightly sealed bag of air that you can also keep in the house for times when a company spends the night. If you’ve ever spent the night on one of these low-quality mattresses, you likely also have a low … Read more