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Gear We’re Testing: Skis, boots, outerwear and sunglasses we used this week

HOME / Stories / Gear We’re Testing: Skis, boots, outerwear and sunglasses we used this weekWelcome back to Gear We’re Testing, the series from FREESKIER in which our editorial staff provides in-depth, honest reviews about the gear we’re testing on a weekly basis. Our goal? To point you towards the best brands and products on Earth so you can have as much fun in the mountains as possible and trust your equipment whole-heartedly. Check out four different product reviews from this week, below,...

Your health: Poor quality sunglasses may harm your eyes

Cheap sunglasses may harm eyesYour choice of sunglasses can have a bigger impact on your eye health than you might realize.Eye specialists are warning not to use poor quality UV sunglasses because they may harm your eyes and create long-term vision defects, The Nation reports.Professor Dr Khalid Wahid says that sunglasses are a form of protective eyewear meant to prevent bright and high energy light from damaging or discomforting the eyes.But, if you're wearing a cheap pair that do not have...

Mummified musicians will bring funk back to life in Rockford

Sarah Wolf Staff writer @sarahcrieswolf Say sayonara to your sarcophagus and join other undead devotees for a groovy gig by Here Come the Mummies during the Main Street District Block Party, a 21-and-older outdoor concert May 27 at District Bar & Grill.The eight-piece funk band of unidentified cadavers, which officially formed in 1999, whales on saxophones, trumpets and electric guitars in titles such as "Ra Ra Ra" and "Everlasting Party." They've opened for household names...