Kreig Climbing: Chalk Bags to Backpacks 11/8/2018

It’s a crisp, sunny Thursday morning in Pocatello, Idaho. The sun has just come up over the hills, casting warm rays over the city and thawing a large rock face that has become a favorite for local climbers. As the city wakes up, the air is filled with sounds... 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 »

Inergy: Power with a Purpose 10/25/2018

Inergy is on a mission to “deliver affordable solar power to the world” and the company is well on their way to say the least. From their office in Pocatello, Idaho, Inergy creates generators, solar panels and accessories that are quickly becoming some of the best in the industry.... 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 in Idaho: One Year Later 8/6/2018

One year ago, Tested in Idaho went from being a vision to the real deal. For those not yet familiar with the program – Tested in Idaho recognizes Idaho-based outdoor recreation companies that test their products in the mountains and rivers in their backyard before bringing them to market.... Read more »

Pool to School: The Best Little Backpack 6/26/2018

Pack it Up, Pack it Out While seeing tiny kids wearing too-large backpacks is adorable, parents know that it isn’t really ideal. Lone Cone knows this too, which is exactly why they created backpacks designed to fit little explorers. Lone Cone’s backpack lineup comes in several bright, adorable patterns... Read more »

Splash, Surf, Sail: Water Sport Essentials 6/14/2018

With over 2,000 known lakes, approximately 107,651 miles of river and over 200 days of sunshine, Idaho is one of the best places to be outside and on the water. We gathered up some of the best gear for aquatic adventures, so you’ll be ready to go whether you’re... 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 »

Warm Up & Recover: The Second Giveaway is Here! 9/25/2017

Hikers, bikers, skiers and climbers – every adventurer knows the feeling of tired feet. Voyagers that end their explorations with Telic on their feet – the crazy comfortable footwear that was created by athletes, for athletes – know that recovery is just as important as the climb. Telic’s sandals... Read more »

Tested in Idaho Gear Pack Giveaway 9/13/2017

It’s no secret — Idaho is the place to be for outdoor adventure. For companies in the business of creating gear that will withstand days on the trail or hours on the water, Idaho serves another purpose: testing grounds. With so many cool companies that take advantage of Idaho’s... Read more »