Read: 8 mins. Goal Zero launched the lower-priced Yeti 1000 Core just five weeks after the Yeti 1000x flagship became available for purchase. This article summarizes the differences and how they also compare to the Jackery Explorer 1000 and Yeti 1000 Lithium.
Read: 6 mins. Car battery jump starters are some of the most essential in my outdoor adventure toolkit. Not only can they be used to start a dead car battery, they can also charge mobile devices and be used for emergency lighting. In this article, we take a look at the Fanttik T8 Apex and see how it compares to the popular NOCO Genius Boost batteries.
Read: 24 mins. Goal Zero is the industry leader in portable power stations with a safety record to brag about. The Yeti 500x became one of my all-time favorite batteries, the Yeti 1500x opened my eyes to the company's vast ecosystem of accessories, expansion options, and integrations, and the new Yeti 1000x promises to hit the sweet spot between enough battery capacity and lower weight.
Read: 5 mins. My son already knows how to bike, but there were times when I wanted to take him for a quick ride around the neighborhood at my own, faster pace. I went to evaluate and purchase a few child bike seats, and surprisingly, there was a far wider range of prices, styles, quality, and safety options available than expected. I ultimately chose the Shotgun Kids MTB Seat with Handlebar combo. Here are my thoughts on it.
Read: 6 mins. The 15.6" Aspire 5 (2021) is Acer's newest, slim, upgradeable Windows laptop made for general purpose, basic computing with good battery life. It handles office type work, internet browsing, and media consumption very well and makes for an excellent travel computer.
Review: Ancheer Electric Mountain Bike (26″, 21-Speed) (Dynamic Red Line, AM001907/AN-EB001) vs Metakoo Cybertrack 100
Read: 13 mins. Electric bikes changed me, a former rider who preferred manual pedaling for exercise and health reasons, because they have allowed our family to venture out longer distances and visit more places. My brother's family had since joined our outings and amusingly, he had come to like my Metakoo Cybertrack 100 mountain eBike more and more. He originally was going to buy a Metakoo, too, but eventually asked me to evaluate the 26" Ancheer AM001907/AN-EB001. Its specs looked much better on paper, addressed some of the shortcomings I criticized the Cybertrack 100 for, but came with its own issues. How did the Ancheer compare?