Welcome to Trusted Outdoor Gear!

Your reliable companion in every outdoor adventure. We're a group of passionate outdoors men and women who believe that the right gear can take your outdoor experience to an all-time high. Whether you're an experienced hiker, a weekend camper, or an outdoor enthusiast who loves basking in the beauty of nature, we are committed to enhancing your outdoor experiences.

Our mission is simple: to help you find the gear that makes every outdoor adventure safe, enjoyable, and unforgettable. We bring you unbiased reviews and top recommendations for a wide array of outdoor gear, from backpacks and tents to sleeping bags and beyond.

I am the fearless leader of the pack. My name is John, and I have been passionately exploring the great outdoors since the age of 25, following the completion of my military training. In the military, we have a saying "If you make a mistake your friend dies" Here are Trusted Outdoor Gear, we say "If you choose the wrong gear, your adventure is screwed". We take this saying seriously, and we are committed to providing accurate information that you can rely on in the great outdoors.

As an avid camper, I relish in the countless adventures that await in the untamed wilderness, sometimes solo and sometimes sharing the experience with cherished friends and loved ones. The sheer exhilaration of being immersed in nature ignites a fire within me.

Camping In The Wood Right Beside the Beach in Sunny Singapore
Camping In The Wood Right Beside the Beach in Sunny Singapore. Just look at those gorgeous trees sheltering the tents!

Throughout my life, I've had the opportunity to explore numerous countries, whether it be for leisure or in my roles as Director of Technology and later as CEO of a manufacturing and distribution company in Asia. Regardless of my location, I have always sought the thrill and exhilaration that the great outdoors has to offer.

Over the years, I've engaged in a variety of outdoor pursuits, including mountain climbing, hiking through untamed wilderness, skiing, swimming and canoeing, and indulging in the art of fishing, both at sea and with a fly. These experiences have enriched my life and allowed me to connect with nature in profound ways.

Our outdoor pursuits are simple and soulful. We pursue activities outdoors that can also appear to be mundane, but to us offer a sense of fulfillment and togetherness, such as having outdoor sports and recreation, including footballs, Frisbee, bird watching, and even BBQ, sometimes in our backyard, and even fishing - yes fishing!

I live in a house approximately 2 km from the sea. Behind the house, there is a canal that flows to the sea. And with every high tide, the canal water level would increase up to a meter in depth. This surge of water brought along various species of fish, mostly small fishes, and occasionally even turtles. I used to fish right from our backyard, and on fortunate occasions, I would manage to catch a few fish. However, instead of keeping them, we would release them back into the water as we do not intend to harm them.

Fish From The Canal Right Behind Our Backyard
We caught this fish from the canal right behind our backyard. We released it back after the photo shoot. It swam happily away. Hopefully, it followed the tide out

I purchased a sleek kayak with fixed seats, oars, and foot pedals, primarily for occasional trips to the beach. However, my main delight comes from fishing while on the kayak, rather than rowing. It has consistently provided me with countless hours of enjoyment out on the open sea, basking in the glorious sunlight. Honestly, I like kayaking too.

We believe that spending time in nature is vital for our physical and mental well-being. It allows us to disconnect from the constant demands of modern life and reconnect with ourselves and the natural world.

As an outdoor enthusiast, I have learned that the right gear can make all the difference in having a successful and enjoyable trip. But it wasn't always easy to find reliable and trustworthy gear. That's why I joined forces with a team of like-minded individuals who share my passion for the outdoors. Together, we formed Trusted Outdoor Gear.

Passionate about blogging, I proudly serve as the chief blogger for Trusted Outdoor Gear. My love for the great outdoors fuels my dedication to this role, and I strive to maintain it for as long as possible. However, I must admit that there is room to grow and improve my blogging frequency to better capture the essence of nature's wonders.

Our team here at Trusted Outdoor Gear is dedicated to providing you with the best recommendations and reviews for all your outdoor gear needs. We understand that choosing the right gear can be overwhelming, especially with so many options available in today's market. That's why we are committed to reviewing each product thoroughly

At Trusted Outdoor Gear, every piece of gear we recommend is reviewed by our team, ensuring that our advice comes from real-world experiences. We exist for one reason: to help you conquer the great outdoors with confidence and style. So, let's gear up and embrace the adventure!

Living the Great Outdoors with Trusted Outdoor Gear!

Stay tuned for more reviews and recommendations coming your way.
Happy adventuring!

Thank you for visiting us!

Your Outdoor Friend,
John Koh