Salt Life Performance Fishing Shirt Review

When you’re out all day on the boat, you need a solid shirt to keep you cool and dry and protected from the sun.

Salt Life sent us their Sailfish Palms Woven Performance Fishing Shirt to try out and I have to say: this shirt checks all the boxes!

Salt Life Performance Fishing Shirt Review

The Performance Fishing Shirt is a full-button stretch woven shirt made of a wrinkle-free polyester blend. The fabric is treated for UPF30 sun protection and will keep you safe from the sun’s harsh rays.

The shirt is also moisture wicking, making it really comfortable on those long, hot days on the water; keeping you cool for all-day adventures. It also doesn’t stink after a full day outdoors thanks to antimicrobial properties in the fabric.

Salt Life Performance Fishing Shirt Review

There is also a vented back with mesh breathability.

Salt Life’s Performance Fishing Shirt also has several really great designs that make it perfect for the beach or grabbing dinner.


  • Full-button stretch woven in allover print
  • Vented back with mesh for breathability
  • Front pocket w/embroidery
  • Scalloped hem
  • Quick drying
  • Anti-microbial & moisture wicking
  • UPF 30 protection


  • Wrinkle free 92% nylon,8% elastane

You can buy the Performance Fishing Shirt online for $66.

I am 5′ 11″ and 185 pounds and wear a size Large.

Showers Pass Timberline Jacket Review

 Showers Pass today introduces the Men’s and Women’s Timberline Collection, adding to their growing line of sustainably manufactured outdoor apparel. A multi-activity rain collection, the Timberline Jacket & Pants are built using a new Biosource nylon face fabric and recycled polyester lining creating a lightweight and soft-to-the-touch performance kit.  The modern trim fit and features like subdued reflective accents, helmet-friendly hood, larger core vents, and 3-Layer Artex™ waterproof-breathable construction make this an excellent choice for your next bike adventure or rainy-day hike.  The Timberline collection is also part of Showers Pass’ Clean Color collection, garments made with eco-friendly dyes that keep harmful chemicals out of the manufacturing process.

Showers Pass Timberline Jacket
Showers Pass Timberline Jacket

The Timberline collection is loaded with features and built using the same standards and attention to detail that have made Showers Pass jackets trusted and sought-after by cyclists for 25 years. “When you need protection from the rain and wind that provides all-day comfort and versatility and is specifically designed with performance and reliability in mind, the Timberline is a perfect choice,” says Jeremy Rider, PR Director at Showers Pass. “As we celebrate 25 years in the industry we couldn’t be more excited to launch this collection as we head into the Fall season, with a jacket and pant combination that is reliably strong, that is perfect for colder weather adventures.” 

See the Timberline Collection and full line of Showers Pass rainwear, active apparel, and waterproof accessories at http://www.showerspass.com.

Our Review

Showers Pass sent us the jacket to test a couple months ago. It was perfect timing, because I was heading to Costa Rica in the middle of their rainy season. It was guaranteed that at least once a day, it would pour.

Showers Pass Timberline Jacket
Showers Pass Timberline Jacket

On one day in particular, we had hiked through the rain forest to a beach. We had only been there for 45 minutes, when it started to rain. And we had 1.25 miles to hike back with kids.

It was a downpour.

But luckily, I had packed the Timberline Jacket.

How waterproof is it? It’s 100% waterproof. That downpour was no match for this jacket. It’s not just water-resistant. It’s truly waterproof.

I was dry and comfortable and able to focus on getting my kids back to the car and mostly happy. I mean, they were getting rained on in a rain forest! How cool is that?

Showers Pass Timberline Jacket
Showers Pass Timberline Jacket

There’s been plenty of additional opportunities for testing. We’ve been getting a lot of rain–thank God–in Colorado. This jacket has accompanied me on many hikes and bike rides. Throughout our two months of testing, the waterproofing has remained solid!

The Timberline Jacket is waterproof due to the 3-layer waterproof-breathable Artex fabric.

The jacket also features reflective accents so you can have maximum visibility to motorists.

The Timberline Jacket’s fit is also very customizable. Which is great depending on your activity, temperature, or weather conditions.

The cuffs and waist of the jacket are adjustable, so that you can have it as tight or loose as needed.

The hood is adjustable, as well. It can be large enough to fit over a bike helmet or cinch down to cover your head on a hike.

The sides of the jacket feature large core vents to prevent overheating and double as pockets.

As Summer turns to Fall and we see our first snow, I’ll continue using this jacket. It’s built for layering and works really great with a mid-layer underneath.

Showers Pass Timberline Jacket
Showers Pass Timberline Jacket

I highly recommend this jacket for anyone that is looking to stay dry outdoors. Don’t let rain or snow stop you from enjoying the outdoors!

It’s available for men and women. I’m 5’11” and 185 pounds and wear a large.

Everything You Need to Know About the Smith PivLock™ Echo MAX Elite Ballistic Glasses

If you’re looking to outfit yourself with the best ballistic glasses on the market, look no further than the Smith PivLock™ Echo MAX Elite! From the durability of its frames to the high-quality lenses and excellent interchangeable shields, these glasses are an all-around impressive piece of eye protection that will meet your needs in any environment. Read on to learn everything you need about these special glasses!


As a gun owner, I’m always looking for ways to improve my shooting. I recently came across the Smith PivLockTM Echo MAX Elite ballistic glasses and was impressed with their distortion-free edges. This feature is essential to me because it allows for a more precise sight picture when shooting a long gun. The lenses are also treated with an anti-fog coating, which is a must in my book.

Eye Protection

The Smith PivLockTM Echo MAX Elite ballistic glasses check all the boxes to earn a MIL-PRF-31013 rating. They go beyond that, with various features, making them our preferred choice for high-quality eye protection. They’re exceptionally incredibly, even when worn for extended periods. They’re compatible with most other gear, including hearing protection and helmets. Plus, the echo lens coating protects against harmful UV rays.

  • VisionFrameless FreeFloat™ lens for a comfortable fit and increased impact resistance
  • Anti-fog and scratch-resistant coating on all lenses
  • Lenses meet MIL-PRF-31013 clause
  • ANSI Z87.1 compliant
  • 100% UVA/B protection

The metal temples on the Smith PivLockTM Echo MAX Elite are so thin that you can easily fit over-ear hearing protection, which is excellent for soldiers who need eye and ear protection. The glasses are also comfortable and don’t fog up for long periods. Plus, the Echo is compatible with night vision goggles, making it a versatile piece of gear.

  • 7-base shield lens curvature offers a wraparound fit
  • Super thin, moldable alloy temples fit cleanly under ear protection without breaking the seal
  • Adjustable nose piece for a perfect fit
  • FramePivLock™’s interchangeable lens system makes lens changes easy.

When you first get the Smith PivLockTM Echo MAX Elite, you’ll notice how lightweight and comfortable. The lenses are easy to change – make sure not to lose anything in the process! I’ve found them compatible with my other gear and offer excellent protection. Overall, I’m happy with them.


The Smith PivLockTM Echo MAX Elite Ballistic Glasses are an excellent choice for anyone looking for a high-quality pair of glasses. They offer safety, comfort, and compatibility with other gear, making them a perfect choice for military life. However, the price tag of $180 may be a bit much for some people. But if you can stomach the price, these glasses are a home run.

Final Thoughts

The Smith PivLockTM Echo MAX Elite ballistic glasses are our top pick for military eye protection for a few reasons. They offer excellent protection against impact and UV rays; they’re also comfortable to wear and look good. We also love the superior clarity and protection given by these glasses.

Sperry® Joins Forces with Claima To Launch New Docuseries ‘Reclaim Your Water’ 

July 22, 2022 – Today, Sperry, the iconic American footwear brand known for creating the original boat shoe, in collaboration with Claima, the innovative podcast and creative content company committed to inspiring the next generation of BIPOC creatives and entrepreneurs, is thrilled to announce a limited 3-part docuseries, “Reclaim Your Water.” Directed by prominent filmmaker and outdoor enthusiast, Faith E. Briggs, “Reclaim Your Water” spotlights three Black and Brown entrepreneurs connected to and inspired by water and how each reclaims what was once weaponized to build community and create change. 

The first-of-its-kind partnership is a part of Sperry’s purpose platform “All For Water. Water For All.” The initiative expresses the brand’s commitment to protecting our waterways, as well as its declaration that all people are welcome on the water and should have access and the ability to enjoy it. Claima worked alongside the leading footwear brand to place the Black experience with water on a national stage and create storytelling that would educate and inspire a more equitable environment in the water space. “Reclaim Your Water” poignantly highlights how communities of color can reclaim water as a healing and enjoyable experience for all through the lens of each subject. 

“At Sperry, we believe in the power of water and its ability to help people feel balanced, energized, and calm,” said Sperry Chief Marketing Officer Elizabeth Drori. “As we aspire to unlock these feelings and experiences for everyone, we know that the water has not been an equitable place. It has been a privilege to partner with Claima and Faith Briggs on this groundbreaking docuseries. By sharing these important stories, we hope to spark new dialogue and understanding, and ultimately work towards creating an environment where everyone, everywhere, feels welcome on the water.”

“Throughout history, water has long been weaponized against Black communities, from slavery and segregation to Hurricane Katrina and the Flint water crisis.” said Claima Co-Founder Bimma Williams. “We were honored to work with Sperry in their commitment to equity and inclusion to not only bring awareness to this historical structural racism, consciously and subconsciously, surrounding water, but also to empower and inspire people of color to embrace and reclaim its cultural value.” 

The docuseries, which takes place throughout the country, includes an intimate look inside the lives of Co-founders Thurman and Torrence Thomas of Tankproof, a Louisiana-based organization that gives under-served youth the lifesaving gift of swimming; Jahmicah Dawes, the owner of SlimPickins Outfitters, the first ever Black owned gear shop, and Natasha Smith, a community leader and surf trainer who has played a role in teaching the founders of Ebony Beach Club how to surf.  

“The ‘Reclaim Your Water’ project celebrates the hard-won resilience of individuals whom, in spite of longstanding systemic obstacles, choose to make a life and seek joy around water,” said Filmmaker and Director Faith E. Briggs. “We hope that this docuseries inspires and invites others to follow a similar path and amplifies the work these communities are doing to rewrite the narrative of Black people in a space weaponized against us. We are delighted to share their seemingly non dimmable light with our audiences.”

In addition to the multi-dimensional “Reclaim Your Water” docuseries, Sperry has offered three $15,000 grants to initiatives that provide a more equitable environment in the water space, including Tank Proof, a non-profit organization that gives youth in under-served communities education and essentials to navigate life’s currents, alongside donations to both Slim Pickins and Ebony Beach Club to fund events that teach people of color how to surf and fish. 

The first video of the docuseries goes live on Sperry’s YouTube channel on July 22nd. 

You can find more information surrounding the video series at www.sperry.com/waterforall 

About Claima Stories: 

Claima was created on the premise to help creatives of color not only claim a seat at the table, but also build their own table. Co-created by Bimma Williams and BJ Frogozo, the #1 Apple Careers podcast has since evolved from a passion project podcast to a creative content agency focused on storytelling that represents creatives and entrepreneurs of color. Through authentic storytelling and content production, Claima has successfully worked with brands such as Vista, Sperry, Converse and more to produce strategic and impactful initiatives that connect and inspire communities of color. This year, Claima Stories enters its third season. 

About Sperry: 

Sperry was founded in 1935 by avid sailor, inventor and intrepid explorer Paul Sperry, and the brand has built a legacy of innovation for over eight decades. As creators of the world’s first boat shoe, Sperry is fully rooted in American style and has crafted the tools for life’s memorable experiences on, off and by the water ever since. Sperry strives to be inclusive, environmentally conscious, community oriented, and purpose driven. Sperry is a division of Wolverine World Wide, Inc. www.sperry.com @sperry

About Faith E. Briggs: Faith is a documentary filmmaker, creative producer and podcast host passionate about sharing contemporary stories from diverse communities. Both behind and in front of the camera, she works with brands, non-profit organizations, institutions and individual creatives to create media representative of the world we live in and the better one we are working together to create. https://www.faithebriggs.com/@faithevebee 

Chubbies Unveils First-Ever Pant Collection

Chubbies, known for their versatile men’s apparel, announced today that they are launching their first pants collection.

Chubbies Everywear Pants
Chubbies Everywear Pants

For over a decade, Chubbies has been perfecting shortswear. Their product catalogue is full of amazing casual and swim shorts. But now, they are playing the long game with The Everywear Pant.

The Everywear Pant is the ultimate performance casual pant. It features a super soft, lightweight fabrication with Chubbies’ signature built-in 4-way stretch for comfort and motion. These pants were designed to go everywhere and do anything.

“We’ve built a brand laser-focused on delivering weekend-ready apparel to our customers via proper-length shorts,” mentioned Rainer Castillo, Co-Founder and President of Chubbies. “But, seasons change, and poison ivy exists. Today, we evolve our brand to include a silhouette you can wear 7 days a week, 365 days a year. It’s still the same Chubbies… just a little longer.”

The Everywear Pant

The Everywear Pant marks over 3 years of customer research, surveying, and wear-testing. Chubbies prioritized comfort and versatility in their product design.

The Everywear Pant’s fabric is water-resistant and wrinkle-resistant. They can be dressed up or dressed down. They were made for hikes, date nights, travel, and everything else in between.

Prior to their launch, Chubbies sent us a pair to test and I have to say, from the first time I put them on, I was in love.

The Everywear Pant

These pants were so darn comfortable. The fabric was soft and light and when I took it out on the town and trail, I found that the fabric was pretty comfortable and breathable. Even on exposed hikes, I never thought to myself, “Boy, I wish I was in shorts.” That’s how awesome and versatile these pants are!

The design of the Everywear Pant is great as well. They come in a variety of colors and the ones I tested were a light grey. But the detail of the pants is what stood out. Inside each pocket is a little tropical floral design. It’s fun and matches well with the Chubbies shirt I was testing out as well.

The Everywear Pant

I love the wrinkle resistance in the fabric, too. These came with me on a recent trip and when I pulled them out of my duffle, they were ready to be thrown on. No ironing needed.

The Everywear Pants are available for purchase today at noon EDT in stores and online for $94.50. Available in 6 colors and in sizes S-XXL.

Show Off Your National Park Pride With Swiftwick’s New Sock Designs

Swiftwick National Park-Themed Socks

Swiftwick recently expanded its collection of national park-themed socks, adding several new designs inspired by North America’s most popular parks.

Beginning August 1, you can buy socks for your favorite destinations, including Acadia, Banff, Bryce Canyon, Death Valley, Glacier, Jasper, and Mt. Rainer National Parks.

Swiftwick National Park-Themed Socks

This is added to an all-ready terrific lineup of national park-themed designs. They include Arches, Denali, Grand Canyon, Grand Teton, Great Smoky Mountains, Rocky Mountain, Yellowstone, Yosemite, and Zion.

These socks are part of Swiftwick’s VISION Six Collection and are designed in partnership with the Anderson Design Group.

The VISION is made of moisture-wicking materials and are made to function in any activity. They have a medium amount of cushion, a contoured fit, and ventilation through a thin channeled upper.

Swiftwick National Park-Themed Socks

The National Park collection comes with a 6-inch cuff with the park design printed above the ankle.

Each pair of socks retails for $20.

BioLite Launches New Rechargeable Power Stations

BioLite, an innovator in off-grid renewable energy solutions, is stepping into the portable power market with a new lineup of high-capacity lithium-ion power stations and 100-watt solar panels designed to deliver an efficient, intuitive, and easy-to-use experience for off-grid customers across camping, emergency backup, mobile office, DIY projects, and more.

BioLite BaseCharge 1500
BioLite BaseCharge 1500

Central to the new line are the BaseCharge 600 and BaseCharge 1500, high-performance rechargeable power stations that effectively give users a wall outlet wherever they go thanks to the internal AC Inverter. In addition to that home-grade power, users can also plug into an array of DC ports (commonly used in RV/Overlanding devices), USB-A, USB-C, and USB-C PD at a full 100W rating, ideal for laptops and hungrier personal electronics. Customers looking to cut the cord entirely can utilize the wireless charging deck atop both models, a unique feature in the category that delivers added convenience while serving the most common customer needs.

“We want customers to feel in control of their energy, and that starts with offering plug-and-play port solutions that deliver the right power for the task at hand,” says VP of Product Management Ryan Gist, “by connecting users to the appropriate types and levels of power, they can maximize the efficiency of that energy stored in the BaseCharge. This, combined with our easy-read dashboard, enables customers to get going quickly and intuitively, requiring no learning curve and really demystifying what’s going on in their system, which becomes all the more important when energy is scarce.”

Determined to enter the market with an offer that is “the easiest to use and easiest to understand,” BioLite engineers developed an Easy Read Dashboard that not only calculates inputs, outputs, and battery life remaining in real-time, it also features a message center that alerts users to port activations, system notifications, troubleshooting actions, and warnings as well as a resettable energy odometer that can measure usage over time, making customers more aware of their own habits and behaviors.

“From screentime on your phone to steps on your pedometer, folks are tracking all sorts of consumption patterns these days,” says Gist, “this feature is another way customers can feel even more in control, taking the guesswork out of their actual usage. This can help prepare for future trips or situations as well as create personal goals around finding ways to be more energy efficient in the same use case.”

BioLite BaseCharge 1500
BioLite BaseCharge 1500

BioLite’s BaseCharge series is not only convenient, but it’s also safe and reliable to use, featuring a 12 Checkpoint Safety System that is constantly monitoring the internal circuitry of the unit to ensure that customers can plug in and operate their network of devices with confidence.

“When setting out to develop the BaseCharge, we knew that safety and reliability had to be at the forefront,” said CEO and Co-Founder Jonathan Cedar. “Over the past decade, we’ve been providing safe, reliable large-scale power to millions of people in sub-Saharan Africa where solar power and battery management is critical to daily life. We were really able to cut our teeth in delivering energy solutions that are safe, durable, and extremely efficient. We’re thrilled to be applying those learnings in the outdoor market today with this new lineup.”

BioLite BaseCharge 1500
BioLite BaseCharge 1500

In addition to the BaseCharge power stations, BioLite is also releasing the SolarPanel 100, a compact, foldable 100-watt solar panel that can be paired with BaseCharge to create a full solar generator system. Enabled with BioLite’s Optimal Sun System, the panels feature an onboard sundial and easy-use kickstand to help customers orient their panels for direct sunshine, a small but critical detail in maximizing power collected from the sun.

Up to four SolarPanel 100s can be daisy chained, offering up to 400 watts of power which can refill a BaseCharge 1500 in direct sun in as little as 4 hours. Alternatively, users can also utilize these panels independent of power stations, offering direct charging to devices via the integrated USB-C and USB-A ports.

BaseCharge 600 and 1500 will be available internationally, with region-specific models available to meet local port and voltage requirements.

BioLite BaseCharge 1500
BioLite BaseCharge 1500

BioLite’s BaseCharge series will be available for pre-order at select retailers and BioLiteEnergy.com starting September 7th, 2022. Users can pre-register at the BioLite Website today for advanced notification and exclusive early bird specials.

Preview BaseCharge and SolarPanel 100 at

About BioLite

BioLite is a social enterprise on a mission to empower people and protect the planet through access to renewable energy. The company designs groundbreaking cooking, charging, and lighting solutions for both outdoor enthusiasts and off-grid households in emerging markets. To date, BioLite has reached over three million people across sub-Saharan Africa with access to safe, reliable energy and avoided over 718,964 tons of CO2 in the atmosphere. It has been the recipient of numerous recognitions, including Popular Science’s Best of What’s New, Fast Company’s Innovation by Design Awards, BusinessWeek’s Most Promising Social Enterprise, the Smithsonian Cooper Hewitt Design Award, and a nomination for Outdoor Retailer’s Inspiration Awards. Headquartered in Brooklyn, N.Y., the company was founded in 2009 by Jonathan Cedar and Alec Drummond. Discover more about BioLite at