John Brandon

5 High-Tech Grills for Summer 2015

Summer is the time to embrace your wild (game) side. These high-tech grills offer several features beyond the norm. Whatever type of griller you are, you’re sure to find a grill that’s perfect for...

10 Grilling Accessories of the Bona Fide Cook Master

Grilling is something anyone can do but few people can do well. Knowledge and skill are key, but you can get only so far without the proper tools of the trade. For example, you should know that it’s...

Smart Fitness Shirts

Heading to the gym? Toss that useless cotton T-shirt in the hamper in favor of one of these high-tech fitness shirts. The following smart apparel connects to a smartphone app or tracks your heart...

6 Beach-Ready Essentials

Instead of that old-school boombox, consider throwing a powerful water-resistant speaker or high-tech action camera in your beach bag this summer.

High-Tech Travel Trailers

Even our towable trailers are getting smart. With innovative aerodynamic designs, rugged suspension systems, and wide-open skylights, these four high-tech trailers are ready for the open road.

6 Essential Survival Tools

Start a fire. Bunker down in a gale. Navigate through the backcountry. Those are all important survival skills that can save your life in an emergency—if you have the right gear in your kit.

High-Tech Fishing Gear

Fishing season is about to go into full sprint across the U.S., and so are the fish. This new high-tech fishing equipment can improve your chances of catching them.

8 Rugged All-Terrain Vehicles for Mud Season

Mudding is as much about getting in touch with nature (literally) as it is about exploring the backcountry. And whether you hate ‘em or love ‘em, the vehicles can be a lot of fun—both to drive and to...

Solar Chargers for the Backcountry

All your technology—from GoPro to GPS—is useless in the backcountry once the batteries die. And that’s when these six sun-powered chargers come into play.

Super Charged

A new era of super-fast charging batteries is on the horizon, and that could mean more gadgets in the backcountry.