Gear Reviews


Rambling Review – GSI Outdoors Commuter Java Press

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Rambling Review – GSI Outdoors Commuter Java Press Why: Going right along with my GSI Outdoor JavaMill review, I had the opportunity to check out the GSI Outdoors Commuter Java Press. These two products are a match made in heaven. If you’re looking for a easy, no-hassle cup of coffee in the woods or on the […]

Rambling Review – Woolx Lightweight Merino Wool

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Rambling Review – Woolx Lightweight Merino Wool Why: I really like Merino wool. To be completely honest, I have a bunch of different garments from a variety of different manufacturers and I can definitely see the differences in workmanship and quality of merino in these products. I recently had the opportunity to check out a few […]

Rambling Review – GSI JavaMill

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Rambling Review – GSI JavaMill Why: So, I like to drink coffee. I also happen to like good, fresh coffee. Whether I’m bumming a bag of fresh home roast from a buddy or heading to the coffee shop for something commercial, I like whole bean, because grinding your own beans gets you an extremely fresh cup […]

Rambling Review: Gregory Baltoro 70 Pack

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Rambling Review – Gregory Baltoro 70 Pack It’s funny how an item can conjure up the most vivid of memories. I’ve got quite a collection of packs in the guest room closet. My wife would disagree with me calling it a “collection” as she’s on the verge of calling that horders show from TV. Regardless, I’ve got packs […]

Rambling Review – Wright & McGill Grindstone Reel Bag

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Rambling Review – Wright & McGill Grindstone Reel Bag Why: I don’t know how it happened, but all of the sudden I found that I had a bunch of different reels for my different weight lines and fly rods. I’m not what you would call an organized person (ask my wife), and I often found myself […]

Rambling Review – REI Revelcloud Jacket

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Rambling Review – REI Revelcloud Jacket Why: Pretty much every outdoor clothing company these days is making an insulation layer out of Primaloft.  My wife and I each bought ourselves one of the REI Revelcloud Jackets as Christmas presents in 2012 and have put them through the ringer. Ultimately, a lightweight insulation layer can be the […]

Rambling Review – Otterbox iPhone Armor Series Case

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Rambling Review – Otterbox iPhone Armor Series Case Why: I’ll be the first to admit it. My iPhone takes some serious abuse. I drop it, dunk it, and generally abuse it. When I first bought the phone, I paid some pretty good money for the original Lifeproof case, which did alright for a while, but eventually […]

Rambling Review – Duluth Trading Co. Fire Hose Bootstrapper Briefcase

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Rambling Review – Duluth Trading Co. Fire Hose Bootstrapper Briefcase Why: I recently made the move from education to the steel business. I work as an estimator for a local steel company and couldn’t be happier with the move. I’d been looking for a briefcase/bag to carry to and from the office. It had to […]