Father’s Day Gift Guide 5/22/2019

Tested in Idaho is making Father’s Day shopping a breeze this year by doing the dirty work for you. We polled real Idaho dads on what they really wanted for Father’s Day.  From top-notch camping and hunting gear to a new set of skis and so much more, we... Read more »

Tested in Idaho Road Show 11/8/2018

Recently, the Tested in Idaho team hit the road to meet current and potential Tested in Idaho companies during our first road show. It was a great opportunity to get to know the awesome people making amazing outdoor gear in Idaho. Traveling to Hailey, Ketchum, Idaho Falls, Driggs, Victor... Read more »

Liquid Hardware + Art 4 All 10/22/2018

 When Abby Paffrath, the artist behind Art 4 All, approached Liquid Hardware founder Steve Kitto about a possible collaboration he didn’t have to think twice. Abby lives in Jackson Hole, Wyoming and creates incredible designs inspired by her surroundings. Her creations come to life using an ancient Indonesian technique... Read more »

Tested & Requested: Camping Gear Guide 5/23/2018

The days are longer, the nights are warmer and the season for sleeping under the stars is here. Whether you’re camping out at one of the many awesome spots in Idaho or venturing out to explore  a new state, we’ve rounded up some of the best gear out to... Read more »

Liquid Hardware Makes Bottles and Mugs with a Magnetic Twist 6/28/2017

Q: What do you get when you combine an entrepreneurial spirit, a medical need for steady hydration, and frustration with water-bottle lids that get lost? A: An all-new approach to go-cups from Liquid Hardware. Company founder Steve Kitto uses Fusion 360 to make insulated and non-insulated BPA-free bottles and... Read more »

Victor man wants to make sure you never lose your lid 12/14/2011

Stephen Kitto is hoping the innovative twist of a magnetic lid water bottle company he’s launching will soon stick. Liquid Hardware is the brainchild of Kitto and features a BPA-free, stainless steel water bottle with a cap that hides a rare earth magnet that allows it to stick to... Read more »