Adventure Gear

Jack Wolfskin Women's Prelight Pants

Pack Light with Jack Wolfskin Women’s Prelight Pants

By Jill | May 26, 2023

When I need to pack lightweight hiking pants, I often opt for hiking tights. But recently, when I needed to switch up my routine, I tucked a pair of Jack Wolfskin Women’s Prelight Pants into my bag.   The pants are made with Texadri Stretch—a super-stretchy softshell fabric that’s 84% polyamide and 16% elastane. The…


Mystery Ranch Women’s Coulee 30L Pack

By Leah Guill | May 23, 2023

With our boys getting older and able to handle more mileage, this year is the year of family hiking in our house and the Mystery Ranch Women’s Coulee 30L is going to be on a lot of them! The most noticeable design detail of the Coulee is the narrow frame of the pack. Specifically made…

Wild Rye Freel Bike Short

Cycle in Comfort with Wild Rye Freel Bike Short and Sandia Bike Jersey

By Jill | May 19, 2023

It’s been a while since I went on a cycling trip. Since the pandemic began, I’ve been mostly cycling around home, or in California destinations like Yosemite, Mendocino, and Monterey. When an opportunity came up to spend four consecutive days cycling in Acadia National Park and Portland, Maine, I realized that I needed to refresh…


Redesigned- The Wolf Pack from Uncharted Supply Co.

By Leah Guill | May 9, 2023

The Wolf Pack from Uncharted Supply Co.(MSRP: $89.00): Built for medium-to-large sized dogs, The Wolf Pack is a dog collar that doubles as a first aid kit, and was created following a real-life scare that almost took the life of Uncharted’s beloved mascot, Barron. The light and compact collar features easy-to-remove Fidlock buckle technology that provides…

Buff Original Ecostretch Neckwear

There’s Always a Good Reason to Bring a Buff on Your Travels

By Jill | April 28, 2023

Every once in a while, I have an opportunity to revisit a tried-but-true travel item and remind myself why I love it. Recently, I was scuba diving in Fiji and New Zealand, and brought one of my Buffs—the Buff Pansy Zotii, Original EcoStretch Neckwear. Sure, I could have used it for the traditional Buff uses,…

Helly Hansen Women's Active Ocean Bound Jacket

Helly Hansen Women’s Active Ocean Bound Jacket Is the One Travel Coat You Need

By Jill | April 21, 2023

Whether you’re active outdoors or you just need a way to get from Point A to Point B without getting soaked by rain, you need a weatherproof jacket. While you’re looking, you might as well get one that not only performs well on the trail or boat, but also looks good in town. You don’t…

Jack Wolfskin Men's Tapeless Jacket

Stay Dry in All Weather with Jack Wolfskin Men’s Tapeless Jacket

By Jill | February 24, 2023

Weatherproof jackets often use seam tape to seal seams and keep them from leaking. But that practice can use as much as 65 feet of tape per jacket, causing a lot of waste. Jackets using seam-sealing tape also can have double layers, which isn’t optimal for breathability.   The Jack Wolfskin Men’s Tapeless Jacket eliminates…

VSSL Insulated Flask with Bluetooth Speaker

March to Your Own Beat with VSSL Insulated Flask with Bluetooth Speaker

By Jill | February 17, 2023

Hydration is essential for life. But there are some celebratory times where you may want to balance good hydration with cocktails. And to that festive moment, add music. It’s almost like how Carnival parades in New Orleans blend those excellent marching bands with a few tasty sazeracs, all at once.   You really have to…

OtterBox Waterproof Drybox

Keep Your Gear Dry with OtterBox Waterproof Drybox

By Jill | February 10, 2023

Our small electronics have become so much a part of our lives, that it’s surprising to find someone whose gaze isn’t lost in their phone wherever you go. I’m not shaming anyone by pointing this out, because that’s sometimes me, as well. But when you’re going to be near water, you owe it to yourself…


Interview with Nordik Eyewear’s Owner and Creator

By Leah Guill | February 7, 2023

Please enjoy this “email interview” with owner of Nordik Eyewear and learn more about their revolutionary flawless clarity with Nordik Eyewear’s Diamant High Contrast lenses. Q: What is your history with the outdoor industry? I started out manufacturing eyewear 15+ years ago, designing goggles and sunglasses with R&D and Design. Q: What are the challenges…