YEARLY GEAR REVIEWS
2017 - Summer Gear Review
Mallorca Mullet Smoking, Desert Land Act, Wild Water, Moore's Marinades and Sauces, Grillbots, The Napkins, CAK, Bump It Off, and Hamo.
2016 - Summer Gear Review
The Light Stuff from Eagle Creek, Icebug, Craghoppers, and NOSO.
2015 - Summer Gear Review - Mountain Man Joseph Meek, Mountain Press, horse and mule packing, foraging for berries, Tenkara fly rods, fly poppers, perch cocktails.
2014 - Summer Kayak Fishing - Bobber with a Brain, Hobie kayak fishing ultimate package, Bass Pro Shops digital interactive catalog, Scotty kayak rod holders, Kayaking Magazine, Scotty tool and bait board.
2013 - Fall Gear Review - Paddling the Orange River in Africa; dugout Mekoros in the Okavango Delta; Pothole Kayak Fishing on the prairie; Outdoor Research clothing; Kokatat kayak vests; Coghlan's Mosquito nets.
2013 - Summer Gear Review - Therma-a-Rest MondoKing sleep pad; Alpine Blankets; Big Zip SL Platypus drinking bag; Nite Ize Saddlelite Bike Bag; Nite Ize Inova X2 Bike Lite; Vivitar Digicam photo binoculars; Costa Polarized Sunglasses.
2012 - Antler Luggage - 2012 Fall Gear Review - With the airlines getting lighter in weight because of components made from Kevlar, why not make the luggage lighter? A British-based luggage manufacturers now offers U.S. fliers their luggage line that is featherweight Antler's New Size Zero Luggage that weighs seven pounds LESS than other comparable sized luggage.
2012 - Revolve EBikes - 2012 Summer Gear Review - As more and more cities are adding bike lanes to streets, commuting and transportation costs continue to increase and there is that never ending goal to “get healthy, Revolve offers the solution; an electric bike! Paris, France has a metro e-bike program where you can pick up an e-bike and then drop it off somewhere else in the city, as a nominal fee. Helsinki, Finland is adding its own e-bike program in 2012.
2011: Reinventing The Wheel - 2011 Fall Gear Review - Bicycles were invented during the Victorian age and the first chain-driven models that appeared about 1885 had changed little since then, until now.
2011: Barrier of Spears Trout Fishing - The native Zulus call the massive mountain range uKhahlamba, or the “Barrier of Spears”. When seen from the Cathedral Peak Hotel in KwaZululand it is an easy image to formulate. The 600-mile-long spine cuts across the throat of South Africa, but nowhere as dramatically as at Cathedral Peak Hotel.
2010: Green Gear - Consumption Matters - Our “Blue Planet” is not so “Green”. Only two countries appear green from outer space Ireland and New Zealand. But you can make your friends green with envy with Green Gear.
2009: Flyfishing, Mountain Biking & Rock Snot - There is nothing better than combining my two favorite passions mountain biking and fly fishing. Crow Peak is a key landmark above my fly fishing trout stream. The name Crow Peak is an English translation of the Sioux name for “Paha Karitukateyapi”, which means, “the hill where the Crows were killed.”
2008: Late Winter Gear Review - The first things to think about when in the outdoors are your rations without rations you lose body heat. During the winter your body has a natural low level of neurotransmitters because of the lack of light, especially serotonin, which affects your mood. So get outside for an attitude and altitude change with Columbia Sportswear.
2007: Outdoor Gear Review - Exofficio - Each summer Jetsetters Magazine reviews an outdoor gear company that is excelling in developing new and innovative products. This year we chose ExOfficio because of their expanded line of Dri-release and Fresh Guard outdoors and travel apparel.
2006: Taking Off With Summer Sportswear - Jetsetters Magazine reviewed a few sports apparel items last year from Royal Robbins, and we were so impressed with the workmanship, fabrics, and durability, and designs that we have to plug them again in 2006 More and more women are adventuring into the outdoors, and RR (Royal Robbins) has created a top-of-the-line sports fashion series for women, such as:
2005: Summer Gear For The Vale and Burren - When the pavement sizzles in Vegas it is time to visit the green vales of Ireland to test out some of the latest cool outdoors and sports equipment and apparel for summer, and then off to the boulder-strewn Burren in western Ireland to really put the test in rugged high gear; the Burren was never conquered by Cromwell or the Vikings.
2005: Outdoor Gear - Nomadic Cowboys - Every year the Cowboy Christmas Gift Show (at the Venician Hotel in Vegas) keeps on growing, and I always stumble across new and unique ranch gear, usually made of leather. This year canvas caught my interest with David Ellis' Canvas Products, a complete line of range tents, and really wonderful bedrolls. I don't know how many times I have slept out under the stars on the hard ground, but with Dave's cool canvas bedrolls, it will be a whole lot more comfortable next time. I like his slogan as well: "Providing Nomadic Housing for the American Cowboy" Here are just some of Dave and Kelly's outdoor products that you need to add into your next Cowboy Christmas list.