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In the summer of 2012, I got my first job working for an outdoor store in Utah. As part of the team, I received an Outdoor Research Ferrosi Jacket but I hadn't heard of the OR brand until then. I decided to do some “research” on my own and learned the company had been making adventure gear since 1981. OR has created many award-winning products including Lodestar Gloves, Seattle Sombreros, Crocodile Gaiters, and the Sombriolet sun hat, just to name a few.

Outdoor Research Ferrosi Fan for Life »

Let's face it, Hobie is the world leader when it comes to building kayaks that paddle (and pedal) true and glide long.  Once you try a Hobie, you'll be hooked on the quality and committment to planning and design. All that quality comes with at a price, but the New Hobie Mirage Passport tears down that barrier! It comes well equipped for $1,299.

Hobie Mirage Passport Kayak Now Available in Orlando »

2019 Hobie Mirage Outback Review

01/28/2019 09:00:00 A.M.

I can barely contain my excitement as I'm driving down one of the forgotten backroads near Orlando, Florida. I'm on my way to test the new 2019 Hobie Outback at the Black Hammock Nature Preserve. I've heard about all the changes and improvements Hobie has made, and now I get to experience them for myself.

2019 Hobie Mirage Outback Review »

Are you looking at the Big Green Eggs and not sure which is best for you?  Maybe you're in college, torn between the Mini and the MiniMax or you're not sure if your small family needs the Large or the XL

Which Big Green Egg is Right for You? »

Cruising Orlando on the Onewheel

09/25/2018 08:22:36 P.M.

I went snowboarding the winter of 2006 and then moved to Florida late summer of the following year. I knew Orlando was far from mountains I could ride, but I figured I’d get out to those places soon enough. I was wrong. I went once in the next decade and I thought I’d never get to ride regularly again until I moved elsewhere.

Cruising Orlando on the Onewheel »

I’ve never had headphones that are good to work out in. And it’s not because I didn’t try. Either they were uncomfortable, didn’t stay in my ears well, the cords got tangled as I ran, or (if you really want to know) got sweaty in the Orlando humidity. (Thanks, Florida.)

AfterShokz Trekz Titanium Headphones Review »

Tooling around Orlando, Florida I typically don’t need a whole lot of backcountry gear, but one thing I always use is a backpack. I carry mine almost everywhere. And the Mystery Ranch Urban Assault is the most interesting, fun backpack I’ve ever owned. It’s extremely durable, fits the body well, has many compartments, and has the oddest (yet functional) zipper. Let’s break it down:

Mystery Ranch Urban Assault Backpack Review »

The Holy Grayl of Water Purifiers

08/08/2018 04:25:44 P.M.

I’ve been using water filtration systems for almost two decades and I’ve seen pretty much everything in the market. Products from MSR, KatadynPlatypus, and SteriPen and everything else Orlando's Travel Country has had to offer for the last decade plus. But finally there is something new and revolutionary. And boy is it shiny. 

The Holy Grayl of Water Purifiers »

Bedrock Sandals Review

07/31/2018 12:14:48 P.M.

When you live in Orlando, Florida, you're always looking for a good pair of sandals. But, let's be honest, I want to wear sandals pretty much everywhere I go anyways, so I'm always looking. And I think I may've found an ideal pair. But first, a question:

Bedrock Sandals Review »

Vibram recently came out with their Fivefingers V-Series of minimalist footwear and they're now available at Travel Country Outfitters in Orlando, Florida. New models include the V-Alpha, V-Aqua, V-Run, V-Soul, V-Trail, V-Train, V-Trek. These styles allow your to choose precisely what they're looking for in a barefoot shoe. 

FIveFingers V-Series Now Available in Orlando »

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