Gear Reviews

The reviews on LoomisAdventures.com represent the testing conclusions and thoughts of the author on a multitude of outdoor gear. Gear is field tested overtime and reviews may be updated reflecting any new information. Please feel free to leave comments about your own experiences with the gear. If you have questions or want to see a review on a specific item, please contact us.


 

09
Dec
2015
jloomis

Up North Technologies PRO SERIES Snowmobile Cargo Rack Review

Product Rating: 
5
Picture of UP North Technologies PRO SERIES Modular Cargo Rack for Polaris Snowmobiles

"Best snowmobile cargo rack ever!" -Loomis Adventures

Features:

From Up North Technologies, "Fabricated from a single sheet of 1/8” aluminum plate, the PRO SERIES racks utilize a unique design and state-of-the-art CNC metal processing to achieve light weight, high strength, and a superb new look. The modular design provides for the addition of accessory components, allowing the rack to be customized for a particular application."

01
Dec
2015
jloomis

Powder Keg 700 Low Profile Snowmobile Dry Box Review

Product Rating: 
5
Picture of 700 Low Profile Powder Keg on Polaris snowmobile

Features:

From Powder Keg, "The 700-B Storage Box may look small, but by use of straighter sides and a wider lid it has 1800 cubic inches (29.7 liters) of interior room. Four stainless steel draw latches hold it solidly to your sled. Simple lid latch makes for easy access in the coldest conditions. Keep your supplies dry and secure. Mount to the back of your sled by itself or together with a Fuel Keg (P-700-F)."

06
Nov
2015
jloomis

Pelican Snow Trek Sport 82 Utility Sled Review

Product Rating: 
0
Picture of Pelican Snow Trek Sport 82 utility sled

Features:

From Pelican, "Whether its winter work or outdoor fun, Snow Trek Sport utility sleds are up to the task. Excellent for hauling all types of cargo outdoors, they are sturdy, robust utility sleds designed to be pulled by an ATV or snowmobile. Their large capacity means plenty of room for everything you want to haul. They come with no-maintenance Ram-X runners, shock absorbing metal tow hitch and adjustable travel cover. Specially designed to accommodate dividers (owner-made with provided template) to stabilize cargo."

20
Apr
2015
jloomis

Sled Solutions E-Series Backcountry Snowmobile Underseat Bag Review

Product Rating: 
5
Picture of Sled Solutions E-Series Backcountry Bag

Features:

From Sled Solutions, "2 years ago Chris Burandt came to me and said "build me a bag that doesn't hang off the tunnel". Up for the challenge we set out to build a bag that would fit his style of riding. Trees, deep powder and big enough to carry his essentials. We developed a bag that does all of those things and Chris tested it for 2 season. The result, E-Series Backcountry bag made in the U.S.A."

12
Apr
2015
jloomis

Pelican Snow Trek Sport 75 Utility Sled Review

Product Rating: 
5
Picture of Pelican Snow Trek Sport 75 utility sled

Features:

From Pelican, "Whether it’s winter work or outdoor fun, the Snow Trek Sport 75 is up to the task. Excellent for hauling all types of cargo outdoors, the Snow Trek Sport 75 is a sturdy, robust utility sled designed to be pulled by a motorized vehicle. Its 500- pound capacity means plenty of room for everything you want to haul. Comes with no-maintenance Ram-X™ runners, shock absorbing metal tow hitch and adjustable travel cover."

25
Nov
2014
jloomis

HMK Cascade Jacket Review

Product Rating: 
5
Picture of HMK Cascade Jacket

Features:

The new Cascade snowmobile jacket by HMK features XR-Platinum 3-layer weatherproof technology (windproof/waterproof/breathable). This lightweight durable shell is fully seam sealed and has laser cut vapor vents on the collar. The Cascade jacket sports YKK AquaGuard waterproof zippers and forward facing zippered ventilation and back ventilation. There are plenty of pockets including a goggle pocket as well as reflective piping for better visibility. A powder skirt, lycra wrist gaiters, and bottom hem adjustable draw cord round out the features.

29
Sep
2014
jloomis

Dorcy Metal Gear XLM 618 Lumen LED Flashlight Review

Product Rating: 
5
Picture of Dorcy Metal Gear XLM LED Flashlight

Features:

From Dorcy website, "Dorcy is proud to announce our next generation of lights. The Metal Gear series of of high performance lights will outshine the competition. The new Dorcy Metal Gear XLM (Extreme Lumens) flashlight produces 618 lumens of light from a single LED chip. Utilizing the Cree XM-L LED module which allows Dorcy to drive the chip with 6 alkaline batteries to produce a intense beam of light. With beam distances over 300 meters (1100 feet) the 41-0435 utilizes Dorcy's TrueSpot® Optimized Reflector System."

15
Sep
2014
jloomis

Columbia Men's Head Wall Pants Review

Product Rating: 
5
Columbia Head Wall Pant

Features:

Columbia's technical Head Wall™ pants are a union of utility and style. These durable pants block wind, repel harmful UV rays, and resist rain and stains. Two-way comfort stretch and gusset detail enhance mobility while adjustable toggles and a convenient bootlace hook ensure the pants stay in place on any adventure. Head Wall™ pants feature two front and one thigh zip-closed security pockets to keep valuables safe. Made from 62% recycled polyester.

14
Sep
2014
jloomis

Dorcy 160 Lumen LED Twin Globe Lantern Review

Product Rating: 
5
Picture of Dorcy 160 Lumen LED Twin Globe Lantern

Features:

From Dorcy website, "The 160 Lumen 4D Twin Globe LED Lantern is the first battery operated lantern to approximate the illumination characteristics of traditional gas / mantel lanterns. This lantern’s design allows it to radiate 360° of light with 160 Lumens of light output. The durable body construction allows this lantern to float and makes it completely waterproof with an IPX7 rating. The Twin Globe Lantern contains two brightness settings, for high and low settings, and an amber night light. The highest LED settings allows for 175 hours of continuous use, the lowest giving 350 hours, and the amber LED allows for 700 hour of continuous use."

07
Sep
2014
jloomis

Kni-Co Alaskan Jr Camp Wood Stove Review

Product Rating: 
5
Picture of Kni-Co Alaskan Junior Camp Stove

Features:

From Kni-Co, "As rugged as our Alaskan stove, the Alaskan Junior has the same front as the Alaskan, differing only in its depth, which is 18 inches instead of 24, meaning it is lighter and burns a four inch shorter piece of wood."

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