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Petzl Tikka RXP Review: The First Smart Headlamp

With the ability to automatically switch between spot and flood depending on where you’re looking and also automatically adjust light output according to the distance that needs illuminating, this smart headlamp from Petzl is the first of its kind. Is it worth its $149 asking price?


Garmin Epix Review: Can A Smartwatch Work As A Touchscreen Navigator?

A touchscreen GPS navigator that works in the wilderness and that you can wear on your wrist? That’s a neat idea, but not one that Garmin’s been able to realise with this new Epix. Allow me to explain.


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.


YotaPhone 2 Review: More Than A Gimmick, Less Than A Good Phone

Being different can make or break you. Apple decided to do things different back in 2007, and now they make almost all dem smartphone monies. But being atypical for no real reason also means certain death. Yotaphone 2 lies somewhere in the middle — a great idea wrapped up in a phone you just don’t want.


iTunes Is Dead To Me

Consider this an obituary for iTunes. The death comes just weeks after the arrival of Apple Music, its apparent heir, which was not well received by the typically loyal public. iTunes was just 14 years old.


Adventure Review: How I Turned My Subaru Outback Into A Real Adventuremobile

Shopping for a truck to take off-road, I ended up buying a Subaru Outback, then modifying it to meet my need for dirt. 14,000km in, how’s it holding up? Pretty damn well, actually.


Can The Lightest Mountaineering Boots Ever Handle Mt Rainier?

At less than 500g, these new Salomon S-LAB X ALP CARBON GTXs are the lightest mountaineering boots ever. That means they’re uninsulated, lack ankle support and aren’t compatible with traditional crampons. Can you still climb a mountain in them? We summited Rainier to find out.


Apple's New iPod: Just A Touch Short Of Being Useful

With the latest iPod Touch — Generation 6! — Apple’s iOS runt gets a better camera and powerful guts, which make it feel like a baby iPhone that doesn’t make calls. But why would you buy it if you already have an iPhone?


GoPro HERO 4 Session: Hands On

I’ve been keeping a secret, and today I can spill the beans. Last month, I took a new camera on some adventures. Yes, it’s a GoPro. A smaller, lighter, more versatile GoPro than you’ve ever seen.


Leatherman Tread Review: Is The Bracelet Multitool Genuinely Useful?

A TSA-compliant multitool you wear on your wrist. Neat! But does it work as well as a tool as it does manly wrist jewellery? I put it to work around the house and on my bike to find out.


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