Bryan Recommends

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Backpacking Products I Recommend

Outdoor Vitals CS40

Outdoor Vitals CS40

#1 Option for Overnight Trips

Last summer I tested out the Outdoor Vitals CS40 pack and absolutely loved it. It is a very comfortable pack and has plenty of room to carry everything you need. You can watch the review video here.

This is now my go-to overnight backpack for most of our trips!

Outdoor Vitals Skyline Fastpack

Outdoor Vitals Skyline Fastpack

#1 Option for Day Hikes and Fastpacking

As a small, lightweight backpack, the Skyline Fastpack from Outdoor Vitals stays really firm to your body so you can move fast without it bouncing everywhere. It has over 30L of room and you can see the full breakdown in this video.

This is my new favorite daypack or pack for fast overnight trips.

HMG Porter Pack

Hyperlite Mountain Gear Porter Pack

#1 Option for Overnight Mixed-Gear Trips

Before the OV CS40, the HMG Porter Pack was my go-to for everything. Now it is the pack I use for trips that require a mix of gear, like packrafts, or splitboards. With the daisy chains on the side, you can customize it for whatever trip you want!

I used this pack for over 8 years and it has 1 tiny hole in it, it is extremely durable.

HMG Southwest Pack

Hyperlite Mountain Gear Southwest Pack

#1 Pack for Sarah's Loadout

Sarah loves pockets and places to stash unusually shaped gear, like camp chairs and cookstoves. She has been using the Southwest Pack for nearly a decade and I can't get her to try out anything else!

This pack is durable and is pretty lightweight as well.

Snowboarding Products I Recommend

Jones Mountain Twin

Jones Mountain Twin

#1 Snowboard for Messing Around

My first snowboard died after 13 years, so I picked up the Jones Mountain Twin to give that a try. Turns out the new tech in snowboards has changed a lot, and this board is awesome!

I have been using it for over a year now and absolutely love it. Here is my full initial review of the board.

Outdoor Master Goggles

Outdoor Master Ski Goggles Pro

#1 Goggles for Snowboarding

I've had really expensive pairs of goggles over the years, and I scratch them up a lot. These Outdoor Master Ski Goggles are cheap and you can get replacement lenses very cheap on Amazon.

I love how easy it is to swap lenses, we each have about 5 different lenses for different lighting situations and can swap in seconds.

Karakoram Nomads

Karakoram Nomads

#1 Splitboard Bindings

We've gone through a couple different iterations of splitboard bindings, and so far the Karakorams have felt the best while sidehilling. I have been using the Nomads for 3 years now.

They are easy to transition and are pretty lightweight, and this was my initial review video of them.

Outdoor tech and wearables I Recommend

Garmin Epix Gen 2 Pro

Garmin Epix Pro 2 51mm

#1 Watch for Fitness Activities

The top of the line watches from Garmin are not cheap, but they are feature-packed with everything you need for fitness and outdoors activities. I upgraded to this watch and visually it is much better than the Fenix series, and the battery life is pretty good as well.

Here is my comparison video to my old Fenix 6x.

Garmin Inreach Explorer+

Garmin Inreach Explorer+

#1 Choice for Oh Sh*t Situations

We've had too many close calls in the wild to not have an emergency SOS button on us at all times. This is a device we hope to never need to use, but don't want to wish we had it when it was needed.

We've got the Explorer+ which is bigger, but the minis are pretty dang cool.

Camera Gear I Recommend

Sony A7iv

Sony A7iv

#1 Hybrid Camera

I upgraded to the full frame Sony a7iv almost 2 years ago, and it is a game changer. The video capabilities is amazing, plus the larger sensor is great for landscapes and wildlife.

As an all-around camera, this is my favorite so far at an entry-level price!

Sony 16-35mm GMii

Sony 16-35mm F2.8 GM2

#1 Landscape Lens

I've played around with 3rd party lenses for years, but the native glass for any camera system is definitely higher quality. I am now using the Sony 16-35mm F2.8 GMii as my main wide angle lens. It is extremely sharp and versatile, and I love having a zoom.

Sony 20mm F1.8

Sony 20mm F1.8 G

#1 Lens for Wide Angle Video

After our trip to Spider Meadows, my old 16-35mm F4 died on me so I needed to get a new lens for wide angle. Reviews were fantastic for the Sony 20mm F1.8 so that is what I went with.

Being a prime lens, it is sharp, it is great in low light, and it's very good for video. I used it for 2 years before getting the new 16-35mm F2.8!

Tamron 35-150mm F2-2.8

Tamron 35-150mm E-Mount

#1 Lens for All Activities

When backpacking, I need to be picky with how much weight to carry. But this lens is hard to leave behind. With its focal range and image quality, I always have it in my pack.

This is probably the best and most universal lens I own, and it is one of the cheapest lenses as well.

Sony 200-600mm F5.6-6.3

Sony 200-600mm F5.6-6.3

#1 Budget Wildlife Lens

If you look into wildlife photography, the long lenses get expensive, as in $10k+. This telephoto lens from Sony is less than $2000, and takes really nice images.

You might not get the same dreamy bokeh as the 600mm F4, but those are also $11k more expensive!

Sony ECM-M1 Microphone

Sony ECM-M1 Microphone

#1 Mic for Sony Systems

Good audio is very important for video, and the Sony ECM-M1 microphone provides a lot of ways to capture audio around you! I just started using this microphone and so far I am really liking it.

This slides right into the hot shoe mount on top of Sony Cameras and embeds the audio right into the video.

Rode Wireless Pro

Rode Wireless Pro

#1 Wireless Mic System

Having a wireless mic system is extremely important if you aren't right up next to the camera. The Rode Wireless Pro system gives you everything you need for wireless mics, including lav mics and the built-in charging case.

When on the road, we usually have the Rode mics with us to capture our dialogue.

Fitness Products I Recommend

TRX Suspension Trainer

#1 Option for Body Weight Training

The TRX Suspension Trainer is by far my most favorite piece of equipment out on the market.

It is phenomenal for rehab situations where you need to control movement, or take weight off of certain areas of your body. Plus it can be used by anyone at any level!


#1 Option for Weight Training

If you want to add external weight to your workouts, then the easiest option is to use a set of dumbbells.

These types of dumbbells contain a wide range of weights built into one convenient unit.

*Pro Tip* If you order from Amazon, you won't have to cover shipping costs. Otherwise, 50+lb packages can be very expensive to ship!

Foam Mat

#1 Option for Comfort

This might seem like a weird option, but it is actually one of the favorite items that our clients use.

A foam mat is nice to use when you are down on your hands, knees, or back. The extra comfort helps to prevent your body from getting scraped up, which is a plus.

You would be surprised how many people order these right away because it makes the workouts more enjoyable! There is no need to suffer completely during your workouts.


#1 Option for Cardio Training

Treadmills are a fantastic piece of equipment to improve your cardiovascular system.

Treadmills are pretty versatile, you can run or walk on them, adjust the speed, change incline, and even do some side stepping or backwards running. Most treadmills also are equipped with some suspension so it is relatively low impact on the knees.


#1 Option for Balance Training

Training our balance is one of the most important things we can do, especially the older we get.

BOSUs are a safe way to test your balance. One side is like balancing on a ball, while the other side is flat and allows you to work on control with minor balance tweaks.

This can also be used for upper body exercises, not just balance in the legs!


#1 Option for Recovery

The Hypervolt has been an absolute game changer in our training programs.

This device is a percussion massager with adjustable speeds, which is great for different body types and different pain levels.

It helps to relieve sore muscles and tissues, improves blood and fluid flow into the tissues, and helps with recovery.

nutrition Products I Recommend


#1 Option for Professional-Grade Supplements

Not all supplements are created equally. Professional-Grade supplements use higher quality of raw materials, and actually contain the nutrients the label states (unlike supplements found in stores).

Fullscript is a distributor for professional grade supplements and contains many different brands.


Herbal Support For Bloating and Gas

Atrantil is packed full of polyphenols that help to support the digestive system, reduce gas and bloating, and can even be used for sports performance.

You can save 10% on Atrantil through the button below.

Athletic Greens

Best Greens Powder on the Market

This is our favorite greens powder we have used. It is packed full of 75 whole food ingredients, and helps you to get all of your micronutrient needs.

It blends pretty well into smoothies!


Ayurvedic Herbal and Adrenal Support

HANAH blends superfoods into an Ayurvedic fashion that helps with the natural absorption of the key nutrients in the product. 

It is made from 30 wild-harvested botanicals and is sourced in the most ethical way.

Thrive Market

The Best Health Market

Thrive Market is an online marketplace for healthy food. They have the largest selection of health products available, and all at wholesale pricing!

You can join now and get free shipping on your first order.


High Quality Algae Supplements

Algae is nutrient-dense and is a great addition to your diet. We talk about it alot in Episode 122.

You can get 20% off of your order by using the code SUMMIT.

Detox Products I Recommend

SaunaSpace Sauna

#1 Option for Near Infrared Saunas

Not all saunas are created equal. NIR saunas are used for detoxification purposes and help to change the mitochondria in the body.

We did an entire podcast episode about the details of NIR Saunas!

Shielded Healing

EMF Shielding Support

Brian Hoyer has been on our podcast multiple times to talk about how EMFs can impact our health.

He teaches ways to shield yourself and your home from EMF exposure so that your body doesn't get damaged from the harmful radiation.

You can get $100 off an appointment with Brian.


Best Air Purifier for Mold Spores

When mold is in the air, or even pollen, it can cause inflammatory responses in your body.

Molekule destroys these air pollutants so they can no longer harm you.

Creatrix Solutions

Detox Devices for Environmental Toxins

Remove toxins by focusing on light, water, and air quality that you consume. Creatrix has devices that optimize and clean these necessities so you can detox.

You can listen to their benefits on Episode 124.

Health Products I Recommend

Mountainside Herbals

Herbal Support and Teas

Mountainside Herbals is our company that produces herbal body support and teas.

As our product selection develops, we focus on support for detoxification, pathogens, and adrenal support.


Personalized Meal Planning

If you are tired of trying to figure out what to eat, then RealPlans will be your best friend.

It is segmented based on your dietary type or food allergy, which makes it easy to find recipes that you can actually eat!


Food and Nutrition Tracker

One of the best ways to see nutrient deficiencies and to track progress is to track the food you eat.

Cronometer tells you all the macronutrients and micronutrients that you are getting from your food. You can adjust it based on your health goals.


Fitness Tracker and Outdoors Watch

Garmin is my favorite company when it comes to fitness trackers and outdoors devices.

Every Garmin I have had has stood up to my abuse. They have devices from the most basic options, up to the top of the line Fenix Series (which I use).

Autism and ADHD Summit

Learn About ADHD From the Experts

ADHD is becoming more and more common in kids. Why would this be happening?

Learn from 40 health professionals on how to treat ADHD and sensory disorders!

Keto Mojo

Ketone and Blood Glucose Monitor

Testing blood glucose is an easy way to measure your overall health. Elevated blood sugar is correlated with many of the health issues that are prevalent today.

Keto Mojo tests both ketones, and blood glucose within one device.

Healing Chronic Stress and Disease Summit

Learn From a Panel Experts How to Reduce Stress

We are all suffering from stress and our diseae rates are increasing dramatically.

Learn from a panel of 40+ experts on how to reduce stress to help reduce disease.