Gear

By Everett Potter For those who love the outdoors, the keywords are: lighter, smarter, durable. Cold nights and leaky tents are not part of the equation. The tech revolution has given us a host of new gear that can make our time in the outdoors just that much more enjoyable.

By Bart Beeson Just a few dozen feet from me is a picturesque pond teeming with beautiful rainbow, brown and brook trout – with some real trophy fish among them – and they look hungry.  But I’m facing the opposite direction, repeatedly casting a piece of red fluff on the

By Everett Potter In the battle for carry-on, every inch counts. After all, it’s about keeping your stuff away from the evil clutches of the airlines’ baggage systems and saving the cost of checking a bag.   Here are three backpacks from Eagle Creek, Timbuk2 and Cotopaxi that are ideal

By Everett Potter Forget the tie, the cufflinks and that new putter. Dad deserves better than that, especially with clothing made for active men getting better all the time. Here’s a look at the latest from Rhone, Unbound, Ecoths and Mountain Khakis … continue reading

By Everett Potter What do you need to be happy in the air? I asked 15 seasoned road warriors — people who seem to be in constant motion –for their suggestions about the essential elements in their carry-on bags. Here are their true confessions. Continue reading …

By Everett Potter If you don’t think that Orvis – long known for fly rods, Nantucket Red pants and patterned dog beds for your trusty black Labrador — has changed, just ask a seasoned Montana fly fishing guide. “Twenty years ago, a guy might show up all excited and say,’

By Everett Potter Spring weather is highly unpredictable, so road warriors are in need of sturdy and reliable luggage that can deal with the most mercurial of seasons. Here are three pieces to consider before you head off to Berlin, Belize or Bhutan … continue reading  

By Neil Wolkodoff Each year, the Ski Industries of America show enables retailers to see and try all the new gear for the upcoming season. After scouring the show, the following are some nifty innovations that will make your ski life a little easier and more fun. ABOM ski goggles

By Everett Potter Ski jackets have radically evolved in the last few years, thanks to advances in technical materials and designers who have a much stronger fashion sense than those of yore. Gone are the days when ski parkas made you look like one of the Michelin Man’s offspring. Contemporary

By Everett Potter   The Ideal Duffel: Eagle Creek I’ve been a fan of Eagle Creek bags and packing systems for years, but even I was pleasantly surprised at how cool their Cargo Hauler Duffels are. They come in four sizes – 45, 60, 90 and 120 Liters — but