The verdict is in: once you go wireless you won't want to switch back. These earbuds from Re-fuel are another example of a practical design meeting Bluetooth technology. Charging was quick via a USB plug and the set synced easily with my iPhone. Listening to music while paddling was a new experience for me, but one that proved to be fun. I simply placed my phone in a waterproof case after syncing and away I went. The earbuds are rated for sweat-resistance. Since I knew they probably wouldn't survive a swim, I kept my paddling to flatter water.
The earbuds come with three different sizes of earpieces and have an external 'shark-fin' flange that helps them stay put in your ear. Sound quality was good overall, though it seemed a bit bass-heavy at times. You can change tracks, manage volume and take in-coming calls all from the multi-selector on the side. The driver modules themselves are larger than those in standard ear buds, but you really don't notice the extra size while wearing them. It definitely beats that annoying cable bouncing around and getting caught on stuff. If you enjoy listening to music on the move, we highly suggest you check out a pair of these.
The complete holiday gift guide from our editors.
The Camelbak Ultra 10 is the reigning champ for quality hydration packs.
A multipurpose, rechargeable power station and LED light.
An action cam with voice control, 4k video and a touch screen.
A larger microfiber towel that still packs small.
Flannel-lined work pants and a fleece-lined flannel shirt make the perfect gift of cold weather camp gear for a paddling dirtbag.
A convenient hip flask to boost your holiday spirit(s) in the backcountry.
A gossamer-thin, made-in-the-USA merino wool sweater.
Lightweight sandals that fit easily into a kayak and wear well in any situation.
Two down pillow options for comfort campers and intrepid paddlers.
An ultra-bright string of white LEDs to light up your life.
An intelligent camera remote that allows full control over your camera.
A durable hammock using a patented nylon blend.
Small ticket items for intrepid campers.
The Goal Zero Venture 30 Recharger is a small, portable battery to power your gadgets.
A packable tripod for lightweight photo adventures.
The Big Agnes Helinox Chair Zero is the ultimate camp chair for light-and-fast adventures.
A soft-sided, packable water bottle with an integrated filter.