Packs with Personality: Our Favorite Backpacks for Spring 2017

Hiking

Warm weather has arrived and with it, plenty of activities to choose from. Your potential for adventure is limited only by your imagination – and perhaps the gear you need to get from A to B. In order to ensure that no outdoor activity goes unpursued for lack of equipment, we’ve rounded up some of our favorite new spring backpacks, each one fine-tuned to maximize your fun this season.

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How Not to Lose Your Mind During Shoulder Season

Shoulder season

Well friends, it’s that time of year. The snow is melting into great big puddles of muddy muck, running/biking/hiking trails are too damp to run/bike/hike on, and temps do not yet merit breaking out your beer cooler and bee-lining it to the nearest body of water.

We have arrived at shoulder season.

Much like the waning moments of an epic weekend, shoulder season is, for us outdoor folk, a very … Read more >>


New Black Diamond Climbing Gear for Spring 2017

Black Diamond Equipment has been the gold standard in climbing gear for a long time; you’ll find their Camalots or carabiners on most every trad climber’s rack. Building on the success of their storied legacy in hardgoods, Black Diamond continues to develop the breadth and scope of their gear offerings. Here are some this season’s standouts, from their venture into climbing ropes to the refinement of their climbing packs.

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So you want to start run commuting: 4 Essential items

Run commuting is an oft-overlooked “third way” of getting to work, provided you don’t live an unreasonably long distance from your job. While bike commuting gets all the press, getting your runs in to and from work is a great way to mix your workouts up and to do your part for ol’ Mother Nature. Besides your normal running wear, you’ll need a combination of specialized gear, hygiene supplies, and … Read more >>


Our Favorite Yoga Essentials for Spring 2017

yoga fitness

Yoga may be a year-round activity, but the warmer months bring about a unique opportunity to take your practice outside and renew your spirit in the fresh air. Whether you’re a class-a-day devotee or simply someone who appreciates the ease of movement that yoga wear provides, take a look at some of our favorite essentials for the spring 2017 season.

1. Lole Ziona Bra

A sports bra should be two … Read more >>


Best Trail Running Gear for Spring 2017

Spring is almost here, and with it, the call to get out on the trail becomes almost deafening. It doesn’t make it any easier that the new season also brings hot new gear from our favorite brands, either. Read on for some 2017’s top gear picks for trail running and build your stoke for warmer weather.

1. Arc’teryx Norvan VT Trail Running Shoes

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How to Get the Most Out of Your Resort Day

Resort Skiing

There’s nothing quite like the satisfaction derived from, as they say, “earning your turns.” Untracked snow and crowd-free explorations are major perks to getting your fill of pow off-piste.

That said, skiing groomed trails still holds plenty of appeal for a variety of skiers and snowboarders.

Perhaps you’re a backcountry skier looking to enjoy a little Type 1 fun. Maybe you’re a weekend warrior escaping the city life for a … Read more >>


5 Valentine’s Day Gifts for your Backcountry Squeeze

This Valentine’s Day, skip the tired, lazy tradition of flowers, chocolates, and jewelry and get your better half something that you’ll both actually want to use. After all, you both love the outdoors, right? That’s why you’re together, right? That’s why you’re shopping on this website, right? Reading this blog?

1. The Nemo Mezzo Loft Duo

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Premier Gear: Meidjo Telemark Bindings

The M Equipment Meidjo 2.0 Telemark Binding

For the tele skier who wants it all.

The M-Equipment, brainchild of French mechanical engineer Pierre Mouyade, has delivered version 2.0 of its highly innovative Meidjo binding. Merging a Dynafit-style low-tech toe piece with an NTN-style “duckbutt” second heel, these step-in bindings not only tour extremely efficiently, they tackle the downhill with equal gusto, offering fantastic lateral rigidity (and therefore edge control) and smooth telé-rêsistançe with their adjustable springbox. … Read more >>


Protect Your Powder Hound: Winter Safety Tips for Your Dog

Ruffwear dog jacket

When the snow starts falling and the promise of fresh powder fills the land, you may want to grab your favorite four-legged adventure pal and head outside.

By all means, you should.

But before diving paws first into cold weather activities, make sure you’re well-equipped and knowledgeable on the ways that winter weather can affect your dog.

Gear up before you head out

Chances are your gear load increases during … Read more >>


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