Got air? Our review of the Viair 88P portable compressor

So you’re in the market for a new portable air compressor. Maybe you need something to air up your tires after a long day on the trails. Maybe you just need something to top up your tires every now and then. In either case, Viair’s 88P and 85P portable air compressors offer compelling performance, solid…

Lets talk about tools, the bush mechanic’s essentials

Breakdowns happen, and no amount of the preventative maintenance can completely rule them out. Broken axles, snapped wheel studs or bent tie rods can quickly stop you in your tracks. The right tools, a few spares and a little luck can shift the odds of getting back on the road in your favor. Until recently, I’ve…

Four weeks with the Cherokee KL my first impressions

The Jeep Cherokee KL is one of the most polarizing, angry alligator looking mean mugging SUVs on the market today. And, surprisingly, it’s also among the most capable in its class. I was pretty excited to get behind the wheel of the controversial little Jeep. When the KL first hit the market in late 2013,…

5 great last-minute gifts for the adventurer in your life

The holidays are upon us and if you’re anything like me you’ve put off Christmas shopping until the last minute. Thank god for Amazon Prime right? Well, for those of you who can take advantage of its free two-day delivery anyway. Sorry to everyone out there that’s missing out, you probably have something even better…

Chevy’s off-roader? My first impressions of the 2016 Colorado

A few weeks back, I had the opportunity to test drive my father’s new 2016 Chevy Colorado. Earlier this year, my dad traded his faithful 98 Silverado in for a slightly smaller hauler. After a few short days tooling around, I can safely say this pint-sized truck is Chevy’s best contender yet in this highly competitive…

10 roadtrip essentials I never leave without

Coulda-woulda-shoulda packed that. I can’t count the number of times I’ve found myself saying something like, “If only I had packed the (blank) we wouldn’t be in this mess.” I’ve said it time and time again, having the right gear on hand can make a huge difference. It might not make a difference every time…

Is the Yi Action Cam really any good?

An action cam is a great way to share your adventure with others, but, for many, they can be cost prohibitive. GoPros range in price anywhere from $150 to more than $500, and that’s before you consider accessories. Sure, there’re plenty of cheap action cameras on Amazon, but with most you get what you pay…