RSSAll Entries in the "Sports" Category

Bridgestone E5

Bridgestone E5

Bridgestone Golf Ball  8/10 By S. Dee Davis At $29/dozen, the Bridgestone E5 has got you covered for your round, without breaking the bank. Made for a higher ball flight, the unique urethane cover in a 2-piece golf ball helps your short game as much as your distance off the tee. The feel is excellent […]

Bridgestone Tour B330

Bridgestone Golf Ball  8.5/10 By S. Dee Davis The new Bridgestone Tour B330 features a 330 Dual Dimple cast urethane cover & a 4-piece construction that performs on the same level as Pro V1 in the distance category, but the new, patented Hydro Core Technology helps reduce spin off the tee for more accuracy. The […]

Callaway Chrome Soft

Callaway Golf Ball  8.7/10 By S. Dee Davis Introduced in December 2014, the new Callaway Chrome Soft takes our top spot for great new innovation for the mid-$30 price point golf ball that delivers exceptional all-a-round performance. The Chrome Soft is a three-piece construction, 65-compression, urethane cover golf ball that feels softer, but delivers maximum […]

TaylorMade Aeroburner Pro

TaylorMade Aeroburner Pro

TaylorMade Golf Ball  8.5/10 By S. Dee Davis The new TaylorMade Aeroburner Pro ($27/dozen) is engineered to explode off the face faster, stay in the air longer and go flat-out farther, without skimping on feel or control. The extra speed comes from the high-energy REACT core that stores and releases energy with incredible efficiency. The […]

Arcteryx Arro 22 Backpack

Men’s Backpack  7.5/10 By S. Dee Davis As soon as we put on the Arcteryx Arro 22 backpack, we noticed that it was built for comfort—which is great if you’re looking for an all-purpose hiking/camping backpack. This backpack rests high on the back and distributes the weight well so you barely feel it pulling down […]

Lowe Alpine Cerro Torre 65:85 Pack

Lightweight Backpack  8.5/10 By S. Dee Davis The Lowe Alpine Cerro Torre is an excellent choice if you’re just getting into backpacking. Cost-effective, reasonably lightweight, and smaller than other models, it’s great for getting a taste of backpacking trips. We like that it has a fully adjustable back panel and includes a zipper divider between […]

Best Men's Backpacks

Best Men’s Backpacks

Top 10 Rated Backpacks By S. Dee Davis Following are some of the primary factors we considered when selecting our top 10 backpacks (for men) list. Please see our complete backpack buying guide for more information on how we chose, and you should choose the right backpack for your hiking or camping adventure. 1. Comfort […]

Best Tennis Racquets

Best Tennis Racquets

Top 10 Rated Tennis Racquets By S. Dee Davis There are tennis racquets available for all player levels with different designs, weights, and feels. Judging racquets based on their intended level, we selected the top 10 based on the following qualities: 1. Heavy enough to add a punch to shots and provide great control 2. […]

Head Ti S5 Comfort Zone

Tennis Racquet  9.5/10 By S. Dee Davis Available for nearly $70, the Head Ti S5 Comfort Zone Tennis Racquet is perfectly suited to intermediate players seeking control and comfort. This racquet, which has a 107 square inch headsize, offers a large sweetspot. Its Comfort Zone technology dampens the vibrations by 25% to provide relief in […]

Osprey Packs Atmos 50 Backpack

3,000 Cubic Inch Backpack   9/10 By S. Dee Davis A favorite among avid hikers and travelers, the Osprey Packs Atmos 50 Backpack combines a sharp look with super comfort on the trail. Its suspension system evenly distributes the weight over your torso, so you won’t feel strained after wearing it for long periods. It […]

High Sierra Appalachian 75

Internal Frame Pack  9.5/10 By S. Dee Davis Available for $129.99, the High Sierra Appalachian 75 Internal Frame Pack offers a great value with its top-loading design and a generous capacity. The backpack has a gusseted drawstring closure at the top and a drop-bottom sleeping bag compartment at the bottom. We liked that you could […]

Babolat E-Sense Comp

Tennis Racquet  8.5/10 By S. Dee Davis For true versatility, the Babolat E-Sense Comp Tennis Racquet is a winner. It handles shots well from the baseline and the net, and its 102-square-inch head has a great sweet spot, letting you hit balls at all angles with control. At 9.7 ounces, the racquet is slightly lightweight […]

Babolat AeroPro Drive GT 2013-2015

Tennis Racquet  8.5/10 By S. Dee Davis The Babolat AeroPro Drive GT has a 100-square-inch head and long length of 27 inches, providing a satisfying pop to your swings while also offering comfort and maneuverability. It’s balanced to be head-light and gives great control no matter where you are on the court. Babolat had comfort […]

Volkl Organix 10 (295G)

Tennis Racquet  9/10 By S. Dee Davis For the advanced player at level 4.5 or higher, this Volkl Organix 10 tennis racquet provides excellent control and a smooth response. At 10.4 ounces, the racquet isn’t so heavy that it’s difficult to maneuver, but it has enough heft to drive volleys hard over the net. Its […]

Dunlop Hotmelt 300G

Tennis Racquet  9/10 By S. Dee Davis Suited to intermediate and advanced players, the Dunlop Hotmelt 300G tennis racquet has a 98-square-inch head and long length of 27 inches. Its special, durable construction and thick throat bridge let it cut through the air quickly, absorb shocks with little vibrations, and maintain its shape over extended […]

Wilson Hyper Hammer 5.3

Strung Tennis Racquet  9/10 By S. Dee Davis   A sturdy racquet from Wilson, the Wilson Hyper Hammer 5.3 Strung Tennis Racquet has a large headsize to provide a large sweetspot. You’ll definitely feel the power in your hands with this lightweight racquet. Beginner to intermediate players who desire more control in their shots will […]