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Product Test - Happy Face

Spy Optics Happy to Sit on Your Face Goggles
Written By: 
John Arens
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At first glance most goggles seem pretty similar, and many riders don’t look for anything more than the ability to keep grit from the trail or track out of their eyes as their primary concern. If it fits in their helmet and doesn’t make everything in front of the bike look like a carnival house of mirrors, they’re good to go! Experienced riders want something much better however. Try a couple different goggle types and you’ll quickly come to appreciate the differences between brands. Recently we tried an all-new goggle technology and the performance is eye opening.

Field Tested - Cabela's Power Stretch Gloves

We Test Cabela's Newest Hand Tool!
Written By: 
John Arens
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A new set of gloves is always nice, but it’s not usually something we get overly excited about.  After all, if they fit well and keep our hands protected or warm, we’re usually “happy, happy, happy,” as the guy from Duck Dynasty would say.  Recently though, we tried a new set of gloves from Cabela’s that took hand comfort and convenience to a whole new level.

Adventure Gear - Gear Up!

Our Favorite Camp Essentials
Written By: 
John Arens
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Camping is part of many people’s trail and travel plans and we’ve decided to list some of the basics needed for a riding and camping adventure.  We always go for gear that is durable, compact, and easy to pack on an ATV or Side x Side.  Here are our favorites: 

Safety Gear - Protect Your Neck

A Look at the Leatt-Brace Protection System
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The one injury athletes in every sport fear is devastating damage to the spine.  However remote the possibility, it’s always there and for the unfortunate few who suffer such an injury, it’s almost always a life changing event.  Thankfully, new materials, better methods, and advanced medical research have aided the recovery for some, but nothing beats doing all you can to avoid the injury in the first place.

Riding Gear - Fly Girl Gear

Strong Enough for a Man, but made for a Woman!
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Visit any ride area and you will find women, lots of women, out enjoying riding just as much as the guys.  Ask any fun-loving girl if she wants to go riding and the result will almost always be an enthusiastic, “yes!”  For the most part, riding an ATV or Side x Side is a pretty gender neutral sport  and women can ride anything the guys can, often times even better, but there is one area where they have sadly been left behind.  Women have been largely overlooked by the companies that make riding gear and mostly end up wearing gear made for guys.

Tested! Rugged Radios

Can You Hear Me Now?
Written By: 
Wayne Davis
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Have you ever found yourself wondering what a good communication system would do for you on your Side x Side? We did and now we wonder what we did without them. Meet the fun-to-use Rugged Radios RRP660 headset and intercom communication system.

Field Tested - The Advanced Tec E-Chrome Goggles

Can-Am introduces an all-season, all-terrain goggle
Written By: 
John Arens
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We don’t often spend a lot of time comparing goggles. For the most part they all seem pretty similar and the most comparing we do is picking the set the foam has fallen off of the least since we last stuffed them in our gear bag. That all changed recently when a set of CAN-AM ADVANCED TEC E-CHROME goggles arrived. The E-Chrome goggles promised fit, comfort and features like we hadn’t seen before. They were right!

Headcase - A Helmet Buying Guide

Written By: 
John Arens
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There is no piece of gear more important than your helmet. Regardless of whatever tires, wheels, winches, or any other accessory you bolt onto your ATV or UTV, one unfortunate whack on the head can make it all go away. We simply cannot overstate the value of a quality helmet, even for UTV riding, and here is what you need to look for.