Fall & Holiday Reviews

We dig the Camelbak MultiBev

We’re back at it, reviewing a wide range of gear and accessories we think will appeal to your horse riding needs and wants.

Check out this season’s offerings. This list will grow, develop, and subdivide as we approach the holidays, so visit again to find new finds. Towards the end of the year, we’ll offer our Bestuvs, an annual gift buying guide. Check out last year’s Bestuvs.

Thanks to photographer Beau Gaughran for original images.

Did you know that the average gear or clothing item is used just seven times before it heads to the land fill (or wherever)? We’d like to change that by encouraging high quality choices, recycling, repurposing, and consignment. Be part of the solution. As Nomadix (see below) promotes: Do More, Own Less!

What We’re Reviewing Now:

Camelbak – the hydration company has some great new drinkware. This “multibev” (see photo) is THE most fun you can have with a travel mug. Great for the truck or saddle bag.  Check it out

New from Mountain Hardware

Nomadix – 30 plastic bottles make one super fun towel. Own Less. Do More is their motto. Check out all towels here.

Tick season is here. Ranger Ready  now has sprays for you, your horse, and your clothes. The best tick repellent we’ve found.

Willow Balm from Nature’s Willow. Natural pain relief creams for back, wrists, wherever ails you. Check them out.

From Mountain Hardware and for the outdoorists among us (who isn’t, right?), we are keen on the Ghee Tight and the Polartec High Loft Jacket.

Patagonia WorkWear’s Farrier Shirt is tough and pretty

Patagonia – One of their most popular items just got better. We review the Nano Puff for women. Now in 12 colors and seven sizes.

Also, we are digging the company’s new Insulated Fjord Flannel Jacket. Think old school (like the storied LL Bean chamois shirt) meets new technology.

Another option: the women’s Farrier Shirt. Perfect and perfectly tough for horse gals everywhere.

Yeti – the macho cooler company is bringing some fantastic and less testosterone-y gear to its lines. We’re thrilled. Check out these soft-sided coolers and lunch boxes. Swweeett.

Hoka – we continue to enjoy the support and durability of these trail running shoes. Coming soon, reviews of the Speed Goat 4 and the new Torrent.

Toad&Co. Another old school meets new with the Follow Through Pullover. A feminine rugby. Who knew?

Patagonia Provisions has some intriguing and spicy spices. Add ’em to your burger and watch eyebrows lift. Not your average taco seasoning. We’ve tried them in mac & cheese, spaghetti sauce with elk meat, and vegetable sauces. Excellent blends. Check them out.

Yeti’s new Soft Cooler is Wicked Cool (and handy and durable).


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