Categories for Product Reviews

Product Review: Traction Jack

By | April 29, 2016 3:00 pm

As a part of the team at Offroad Trail Guide, I have been committed to helping offroad enthusiasts find adventure. What happens when that adventure gets into a sticky situation?  Self-recovery is an invaluable skill-set and you’re going to need the right gear to help get you out.  Recently I had the opportunity to test a newer product to the self-recovery market, Traction Jack.   Traction Jack are recovery traction boards similar to other products on the market, except they have one major difference.  They fold in the middle.  That allows them to be more compact than the competitors (25.5 inches) when not in use and longer (51 inches) when opened up.   The compact design means you don’t have to mount them outside the vehicle, making them perfect for more than just offroad.  You can toss them in the trunk of your car on snowy days or a day ... Read More

Product Review – Primus ETA Lite

By | February 2, 2015 10:35 am

We all know the name JetBoil. The convenient, quick to boil, personal stoves. Well, we decided to go against the grain a bit for this review. We decided to try the lesser known Primus ETA Lite. This little stove lives up to it’s name… LITE. There is very little weight to the Primus ETA Lite and all the parts fit within the cup making for easy transport(including the 100g fuel canister). Throw it in your backpack and you’re ready to go. It comes with the 500ml cup with insulative sleeve , burner, fuel stand, and rope(in case you need to hang the stove). Assembly is easy. Twist the fuel onto the bottom of the burner and then twist the cup onto the top of the burner. To light, turn the knob to start fuel flowing and click the lighter button.  Ours has lit consistently on the first try. The insulation ... Read More

Product Review: Cobra JumPack

By | January 28, 2015 10:15 am

We’ve all been there.  Left the lights on in the car, go out the next morning and it won’t start.  No big deal, call a friend and jump the car.  What happens if you’re miles from anywhere and can’t call a friend?  Enter the new Cobra JumPack. This handy little—and we mean little—battery pack has the power to jump your car with ease.  The JumPack touts 200 starting amps and 400 peak amps. It comes with the jumper cables and all. Jump starting a car isn’t the only trick in it’s bag.  The JumPack has a built-in USB 2.1 amp rapid charger.  So your if you don’t want to draw precious power away from your vehicle, plug it into the JumPack and let it do the work. For nighttime use, the JumPack has a super bring flashlight built in.  The flashlight also doubles as an SOS emergency strobe. Charges should ... Read More