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Sony A7S Adventure Tested: Ultimate Low-Light Mirrorless Camera?  

I’ve been dragging the Sony A7S on all of my adventures for the last few months — shooting in broad daylight and the dead of night. It’s gotten dirty; even dropped. Here’s how it performed.


Soaring Over Big Sur On A Paraglider

With its golden hills, lush green forests and turquoise-coloured ocean, Big Sur is one of the most beautiful places you can visit, but it looks even better from above — while paragliding.


Nikon D810 Review: The Ultimate Adventure Camera?

Last month, I took the Nikon D810 out on the Sierra High Route — one of the toughest adventures around. It got dirty, wet, and constantly banged around. Here’s how it performed.


This 3D-Printed Lure Mimics Fish Sounds To Attract Your Next Catch

You don’t need much to catch a fish — just a line, a lure, and some patience. But if you want to get fancy, there are gadgets like the Fish Call, a throwable electronic lure that attracts aquatic critters by mimicking the sounds of fish feeding.


A Realistic Guide To Using Gadgets On The Beach

Headed to the beach this month? All manner of dedicated speakers, coolers and phone cases are going to be vying for your don’t-get-sand-or-water-in-it money. Do you really need to pay money to achieve that? Sometimes yes and sometimes no. Let’s look at the why and how and save you both cash and broken phones.


This Is How To Find The Spiders That Are Staring At You In The Dark

Have you ever looked out into your backyard at night and wondered how many spiders are lurking out there? If you have a flashlight, you can spot them by the creepy green glow of their eyes.


Exploring Santa Cruz Island

About 30km off the coast of Ventura lies Santa Cruz Island — a remote mecca for adventure. We spent a weekend exploring it. Here’s how you can too.


Mass Recall Of Avalanche-Rescuing Airbags, Thanks To Static Electricity

Avalanches make backcountry skiing one of the most dangerous ways to get your selfies, something that Black Diamond’s Jetforce airbags promised to change cheaply and simply with an innovative design that got rave reviews. But unfortunately, the designers forgot one tiny detail, leading Black Diamond to issue a recall.


I Got To Be A Mountain Hardwear Designer For A Day

Mountain Hardwear designs some of the most technically-advanced outdoors apparel and gear on the planet. I just got to spend a day working alongside their designers. This is what their process is like.


This Sturdy Drone Takes Aerial Shots Of Your Outdoor Conquests

There’s nothing like gazing upon the Rockies or looking out into a sunkissed desert to remind you that nature is beautiful — or that you’re a puny speck of carbon aimlessly drifting through the universe. Now, there’s a Kickstarted drone specially-designed to help capture those landscapes.


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