Reviews

From hunting rifles to fishing rods, backpacking to car camping gear, these hands-on outdoor gear reviews will leave you ready to make a decision.

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10 Best Coolers of 2024

We have over 60 different coolers currently sitting in a storage unit that we have acquired over the past couple of years ...

Midland GXT1000VP4 & GXT1050VP4 GMRS Radio Review

There are a plethora of great license free FRS two-way radios on the market. However, these radios are limited in the amount ...
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4 Best Cheap Walkie Talkies That Are Still Useful

We tested four budget-friendly two-way radios and rated them by range, clarity, ease of use, and durability. In this review, we’ll share ...
Cobra ACXT345 walkie talkie review

Cobra MicroTalk Walkie Talkie Review (ACXT345/ACX390)

Due to the plethora of license-free radios available, choosing a walkie talkie can be confusing. Over the past year, I’ve tested various ...
cobra rx680 walkie talkie sitting on sand by beach toys

Pass On the Cobra RX680 Walkie Talkie, Here’s Why

You really should carry a walkie talkie with you on your next outdoor adventure. They’re small, light, and easy to use. In ...
motorola talkabout t600 h2o walkie talkie sitting on rock in front of frozen mountain lake

Motorola T600 Waterproof Walkie Talkie Tested & Reviewed

Being able to communicate with an individual or a group is important in both outdoor and urban environments. Another place that walkie ...
DeWalt DXFRS800 walkie talkie in hand with mountain lake in background

DeWalt DXFRS800 Walkie Talkie Review (As Tough As They Say?)

With its iconic yellow and black color scheme, DeWalt is well-known for making high-end power tools. It also boasts an increasing list ...
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Rocky Talkie 5 Watt Radio Review: Fresh Upgrade to Old Tech

I won’t lie. I am a big fan of the original Rocky Talkie radio, now called The Mountain Radio. Over the past ...
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Only the Best Black Friday Deals at Bass Pro Shops and Cabela’s 2023

There are so many outdoor gear deals on Black Friday that it can be hard to decipher which are actually the best ...
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The Best .308 Hunting Rifles of 2024

There are dozens, if not hundreds of different models of rifles chambered in .308 Winchester, so finding the best 308 hunting rifle ...
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6 Best Wheeled Coolers of 2023 and 3 to Avoid

Ever tried to lug a fully loaded cooler all by yourself? All too often once you get where you’re going, suddenly everyone ...
Rocky Talkie sitting next to BCA BC Link radio on a rock

Rocky Talkie vs BCA BC Link Walkie-Talkie Comparison

Backcountry Access and Rocky Talkie make two of the best FRS two-way radios for backcountry communication. They are both well-made and easy ...
motorola t800 and t801 walkie talkies in the dirt

Hands-on Motorola Talkabout T800 vs T801 Review (Same Thing?)

Motorola has been making radios for a long time, and that expertise shows with the Talkabout 800 and the Talkabout 801. It ...
BCA BC Link with Smart Mic

BCA BC Link Review: Backcountry Access BC Link 1.0

Even with expanding cell coverage, small hand-held radios have a place. Being able to communicate at the press of a button is ...
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5 Best Ultralight Backpacks of 2023 (Complete Buyer’s Guide)

Last spring and summer, I was able to test 5 of the best ultralight backpacks on the market, and they are still ...
Springbar Classic Jack 140 set up next to Springbar Skyliner tent

Springbar Skyliner vs Classic Jack 140 (I Own Both)

I’ve recently had the pleasure of trying out two fantastic tents that have caught my attention: the Springbar Skyliner and the Springbar ...
Child skiing with a Rocky Talkie

Rocky Talkie: a Real-World Review

Despite the expansion of cell coverage, small handheld radios continue to have a significant role in communication. The convenience of being able ...
Hunter walking through dry grass with rifle on shoulder and wearing Sitka camouflage clothing

Sitka Camo Review (3 Items I Regret Not Buying Sooner)

Sitka Gear has long been regarded as a top-tier brand in the hunting apparel market, known for its high-quality products that come ...
Springbar Skyliner tent in the desert for campout

Springbar Skyliner Tent Review

Winter camping in cold weather or snow can be miserable if you can’t stay warm. Likewise, summer camping in a tent that ...
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What Makes a Good Tube Fishing Rod (3 Best Tube Rods)

Anyone hoping to catch bass can get the most out of fishing tubes. Tubes typically imitate small baitfish or crawfish, and bass ...
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