All posts in "Gear Reviews"

Marin Rift Zone 5 Review 2017 (29er Full Suspension Mountain Bike)

Shopping for a mountain bike is often more challenging than buying a car. You can’t usually test drive a mountain bike before purchase. At best, you can sit on the bike or pedal around the showroom, but you won’t know how the bike performs until you take it out on the trail. Since it isn’t […]

2017 Marin Attack Trail Pro Review (Full Suspension Mountain Bike)

Scouring product descriptions for hours might help you decide what mountain bike to purchase, but it can also drive you crazy. Between technical specifications and measurements, plus pricing variations and extra options, it’s hard to feel secure in your decision without all the relevant background information. That’s why I’ve created this Marin Attack Trail Review- […]

2017 Marin Mount Vision Pro Review (Full Suspension Mountain Bike)

For the average rider, a high-end mountain bike is a huge investment. With all the options on the market today, it can be hard to cut through the fluff and find out what you really need to know to make a purchasing decision. That’s why I’ve done the work for you and compiled this 2017 […]

Diamondback Clutch 1 Review (Women’s 2017 Full Suspension Mountain Bike)

If you’re curious about the Diamondback Clutch 1 but can’t get to a showroom to test out the specs, this Diamondback Clutch 1 review will give you all the insight you need to decide whether it’s the right bike for you. Between suspension kits and extra tech features, there’s a lot to know about a […]

Diamondback Clutch 2 Review (Women’s 2017 FS Mountain Bike)

Regardless of where you ride, if you’re on the trail for most of your free time, you’re no doubt looking for a do-it-all bike that can handle every obstacle. The dilemma comes with choosing the right bike that won’t disappoint when it comes to comfort, performance, and durability. For women who want a bike that […]

Diamondback Mission 1 Review (2017 Full Suspension Mountain Bike)

In this Diamondback Mission 1 review, I’ll answer some of your questions and concerns about the Mission 1 mountain bike so you won’t waste time like I did when I  started mountain biking. It can be hard to find the right mountain bike for your lifestyle. So many brands and features are available, you may […]

Diamondback Lux LT Review (Women’s 27.5 Hardtail Mountain Bike)

Hitting the trail with a mountain bike? Nothing’s more fun than rocking and rolling along a single-trail in the great outdoors. There’s seemingly no limit to how much money you can spend on a mountain bike. But, if you’re like me, you don’t have an unlimited budget. You want the best bike value possible. This […]

Diamondback Overdrive Carbon Pro 29er Review (2017 Mountain Bike)

Mountain biking is a relatively solitary sport consisting of just you, your bike and the trail. When I first started mountain biking, I didn’t want to spend a ton of money. My first mountain bike actually cost under $1,000. That bike served me well for many years. But, as my love of mountain biking grew, […]

2017 Diamondback Mason Pro Review (Full Suspension Mountain Bike)

Most biking enthusiasts and athletic individuals are aware of the well-established and reliable bicycle brand, Diamondback. With the features and the plush ride of the Diamondback Mason Pro, their long tradition of producing dependable bicycles continues. Choosing to buy a bicycle is an investment that should last for years, so most buyers make the smart […]

Breezer Repack Team Review (2017 Full Suspension Mountain Bike)

I’ve ridden bikes since I was a kid, and graduated from discount store Schwinns to high-priced mountain bikes in my twenties. I’ve learned the hard way that what your friends like – or what’s hot in the bike shops, might not be the best bike for me. My friends kid me about it, but I […]

Breezer Supercell Review (2017 Pro 29er Mountain Bike)

When I first got into mountain biking, I was 100% into all-mountain downhill. The gnarlier and steeper the trail, the faster I’d try to race across it. But over the years my biking interests began to change. Instead of steep downhill, I started to prefer riding cross-country. There’s nothing like a long endurance ride to […]

2012 Breezer Thunder Sport Mountain Bike Review (26" Hardtail)

The 2012 Breezer Thunder Sport has become a classic in a few short years. Mountain bikers of all stripes love it for its slim aesthetic and easy handling. However, it’s not necessarily the bike for anyone and everyone. There are many considerations that go into choosing the correct mountain bike for you. Where do you […]

Breezer Thunder One Review (29r Single Speed Mountain Bike)

Okay, so you’ve been thinking that you want to get serious about mountain biking with a rad ride to take to the trails. You’ve been setting some money aside so that you can get exactly what you want. I understand where you’re coming from because an MTB is a big investment. But you want to […]

Mongoose Ruddy Comp Review for 2017 (27.5 Mountain Bike)

When I was a kid, I used to ride my bike all the time, from sun up to sundown. In high school, I got into mountain biking. During college, the only time I would ride my bike is if some old friends came to town. Otherwise, it hung up in my garage collecting dust. Earlier […]

Diamondback Overdrive Comp 29er Review (Hardtail Mountain Bike)

If you’re searching for a great mountain bike but are tight on funds, I can relate. I was an avid mountain biker as a teen but stopped riding in my early 20’s. Now that I’m 30 years old, I’ve been re-discovered my love of mountain biking. The problem is finding the best mountain bike without […]

Diamondback Release 3 Review for 2017 (27.5 Mountain Bike)

Want to know if the Diamondback Release 3 matches the hype? I get it. The brand has said themselves that the Release 3 is the best trail bike they have ever put out. I wasn’t sure that I believed it until I rode it myself. I know that it can be confusing to read through […]

Diamondback Atroz Review (2017 27.5 Full Suspension Mountain Bike)

Looking for an honest Diamondback Atroz review? We get it. You want a great bike for a great price. The Atroz is a respected bike, and when it comes to brand recognition, Diamondback is a name that everyone in the bicycling community instantly recognizes. The company has long been a favorite among biking enthusiasts, because of […]

Nashbar Single Speed 29er Review for 2017 (Best SS Mountain Bike?)

You’ve made up your mind to buy a budget-friendly single speed mountain bike. You don’t want to pay more than $1,000, but you want something that is high-quality. But with so many bikes out there, it’s hard to settle on the right one. Sound familiar? You’ve done some searching on the internet. The Nashbar Single […]

SE F@E Bike Review (Best Fat Tire Mountain Bike for the Money?)

Mountain biking can be a fun and thrilling sport to get into. You get out into nature, get dirty, and see the awesome things that the wide-open spaces of the world have to offer. However, the wrong ride can make your mountain biking dreams come crashing down. Believe it or not, it’s completely possible to […]

Diamondback Overdrive Sport Review for 2017 (27.5 Mountain Bike)

Diamondback is a well-known brand among bike enthusiasts, and with bicycles like the Diamond Overdrive Sport, it’s easy to see why. If you are trying to settle on a bike that is right for you, this Diamondback Overdrive Sport review can help. Your purchase decision is valuable, which is why we'll give you an honest […]

Diamondback Recoil 29er Review for 2017 (Full Suspension MTB)

Mountain biking is fun, exciting and helps you stay in great shape. But shopping for a new mountain bike can be confusing, time-consuming and stressful. There are tons of mountain bikes available on the market. How do you find the perfect one for your needs? If you’re new to the world of mountain biking, reading […]

Diamondback Catch 2 Review (2016 FS 27.5 Mountain Bike)

Are you trying to figure out whether the Diamondback Catch 2 is the right bike for you? There are a lot of bikes out there and I know how hard it can be to sort through all the information out there. If you love to ride, you want to be on a bike that enhances […]

The 10 Best EDC Flashlights for Sale on Amazon (In 2018)

The perfect EDC flashlight will keep you ready, so you don't have to get ready. Photo: mabA/torch.plLooking for a great EDC (everyday carry) flashlight? We understand. A great, portable, flashlight can be a life-saver. Literally. From needing to change a tire on the side of the road to getting lost in the wilderness. In this article you’ll […]

10 Best Tactical Pants for Men in 2018 (Everyday Wear & Survival)

With the right pair of tactical pants, you'll always be ready. Photo: 511tactical​Looking for a great pair of tactical pants?​You're in the right place!If you are anything like us, you're pretty rough on your tactical wear.So when looking for a pair of pants (or two) they need to be durable, while offering the ability to move […]

The 10 Best GPS Trackers for Hiking & Backpacking (2018 Review)

A good GPS tracker will make your treks easier and safer. Photo: Chris Morton/flickrIf you are like me, you have gotten lost at least once during one of your hikes.Well, good news!There are tools available that will help keep that from happening during day hikes and long backpacking adventures.A good GPS tracker can save lives […]

The 10 Best Mountain Bikes for Under $1000 (2018 Buyers Guide)

Ride into the sunset on a bike that costs less than $1000. Photo: Orion 2/flickrLooking for the ideal mountain bike?We understand.You need something that is ready to tackle whatever the trail throws at it.Steep single tracks, paved roads, rocky hillsides, or rough dirt trails, the bike needs to absorb shocks and easily deal with the […]

The 10 Best Hiking Pants for Men & Women (2018 Review)