Gear

By Everett Potter Smith ChromaPop I/XO I’ve used Smith ChromaPop glasses for fly fishing for a few years and they’re my go-to every sport glasses, ideal for sea kayaking, cross country skiing and even alpine spring skiing, a step above any polarized glasses that I’ve ever had. ChromaPop, by the

By Everett Potter The Ideal Carry-On: Granite Gear I just road-tested the Granite Gear Cross Trek 22 Carry-On Wheeled Duffel on a two-week trip through Switzerland and Italy. The conclusion: this is one rugged bag. While it comes with hidden shoulder straps and a hip belt to turn it into

By Everett Potter When I travel, what I pack in depends on where I’m going and what I’m doing. In my luggage stash, there are rollaboards, duffle bags of varying dimensions, duffle bags with wheels and backpacks of various sizes. But garment bags? I confess that I haven’t used a

By Everett Potter I first met Adam Rapp in Namibia a few years ago at the Adventure Travel World Summit (ATWS). He was there to show off some rather cool shirts and pants that he called Pick-Pocket Proof, designed after a year of vagabonding around the world. His company is

By Everett Potter Let’s get the bad news out of the way first. Your smart phone – and I don’t care which one it is, who made it or which iteration you might have – will never take pictures as sharp, focused and defined as a good SLR can. Nor

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