Category archives for The Adventure Life

Gear Review: Leatherman Style CD Mini Multi-Tool – Cute Like a Baby Rattlesnake

 By National Geographic Adventure Contributing Editor Steve Casimiro, editor of The Adventure Life

Gear Review: With Oakley’s Scalpel Sunglasses, the Wow Factor is Back

By National Geographic Adventure Contributing Editor Steve Casimiro, editor of The Adventure Life  For years, my buddies and I used to joke about “Oakleyvision”—how the world seemed so much sharper and brighter when you slipped on pair of Oakley sunglasses. Back in the day, sport sunglasses from other manufacturers didn’t seem up to quite the…

Gear Crush: Near-Perfect Rapha Stowaway Cycling Jacket

By National Geographic Adventure Contributing Editor Steve Casimiro, editor of The Adventure Life  To understand the power of the perfect cycling jacket, you need to know that I am not a morning athlete. Once I’ve had a few espressos and the sun’s climbed closer to its zenith than its morning horizon, I start to think…

Gear Review: New Olympus E-P2 – Not Just Another Pretty Camera…Anymore

By National Geographic Adventure Contributing Editor Steve Casimiro, editor of The Adventure Life  The runaway camera of 2009 was the Olympus E-P1. Its drop-dead gorgeous retro styling took the photo world by storm, and we at National Geographic Adventure named it one of the best products of the year in our awards issue. But however…

Travel Tech: The Second Coming of GPS in Smartphones

   A new wave of smartphone apps is changing the way we get around. Text by Steve Casimiro; Photograph by Joshua Scott After a long day of shooting in Colorado’s San Juan Mountains, I was heading back into Durango, starving. Where to go and how to get there? My buddy’s car didn’t have GPS, so…

Sebastian Junger, Scott Anderson, Chip Brown Read ADVENTURE

Some of our favorite writers will be reading from our new anthology, The New Age of Adventure, next Monday night at the Half King in New York City. Here's the lineup: SEBASTIAN JUNGER, reading from “The Lion in Winter,” his profile of Ahmad Shah Massoud, an Afghan warrior who fought the Taliban in the years before September 11, 2001. SCOTT ANDERSON,…

Travel Tech: Online Video Sharing – YouTube Vs. Vimeo

Text and video by West Coast Editor Steve Casimiro. There are heaps of video sharing services, but for practical purposes it comes down to two, YouTube and Vimeo, and there’s a clear choice between them. 1. YouTube If you want access to bazillions of viewers and are willing to sacrifice resolution, uploading to YouTube is…

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25 Best Outdoors iPhone Apps

Not even a year ago, there were those who questioned the hoopla over the iPhone. And here we are now, secure in the knowledge that Apple’s micro-Mac isn’t just a radical new phone, it’s a revolution in computing, communication, entertainment, and connectivity. If you disagree, well, you probably don’t own one. And that’s not meant…

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Gadget Review: 3M MPro110 Portable Projector

Can a tiny projector bring back the old-school slide show? Absolutely. The incredible shrinking of gadgetry has enabled everyone to indulge his or her inner photographer/videographer/iReporter. But showing off your goods can get tricky—especially when it involves gathering a crowd around a screen the size of a postage stamp. Now comes the portable projector. In…

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Gear Buzz From Outdoor Retailer

Text and photo by West Coast Editor Steve Casimiro Traffic is slow, but spirits are high in Salt Lake City at the gear hoedown known as Outdoor Retailer Winter Market, a.k.a. Winter OR. There's something about bookending a trade show with ski or boarding sessions in the Wasatch that gives the winter show a happy…