Adventure Gear

MSR Guardian Gravity Purifier

Drink Safe Water with MSR Guardian Gravity Purifier

By Jill | April 9, 2021

Water purifiers aren’t only for those who travel far into the backcountry or developing nations. As we’ve witnessed this past winter, any region can have water disasters, from water mains breaking to frozen or broken lines to mechanical failures. Sure, you can stock up on bottled water in plastic containers, but those may not always…

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Mustang Survival Callan Waterproof Jacket

Stay Dry with Mustang Survival Callan Waterproof Jacket

By Jill | March 12, 2021

How many times have your outdoor plans been scrapped due to bad weather? Certainly, poor conditions that affect safety are excellent reasons to take a rain check. But if your wet weather gear needs some upgrading, or if you want to get out on the water without wearing said water all day, check out the…

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Merrell x Unlikely Hikers

Embrace Your Outdoor Life with Merrell X Unlikely Hikers Boots

By Jill | February 26, 2021

As we begin to emerge from winter, it’s time to revisit your outdoor gear. What needs fixing, refitting, or replacing? How can you ensure that you have the right pieces for your outside adventures, whether they’re around home or farther afield?   In an inspiring collaboration with Unlikely Hikers, Merrell has redesigned and updated one…

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SealLine Blocker Zip Sack

Keep Gear Dry with SealLine Blocker Zip Sack

By Jill | February 19, 2021

For those who are organized (and even for those who are trying to fake it) packing systems are a life saver. Before multi-use systems came along, we were using stuff sacks or zip-lock bags. Now, we have a variety of packing systems to choose from.   When it comes to packing my gear for a…

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Big Agnes Big House 4

Get Ready for Camping Season with Big Agnes Big House 4

By Jill | February 5, 2021

Whether you’re a regular camper or you just need to get out of the house after months of pandemic, tents have been hard to come by. Everyone wants to get away for a little while.   Last spring and summer, my daughter spent four months in a 6-person tent in our backyard. All that space…

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Alpine Start Instant Coffee

Easy Access to Coffee Any Time with Alpine Start Instant Coffee

By Jill | January 29, 2021

I don’t have a very good record with instant coffee. One time, a friend and I ordered a pot of room-service coffee because the room had only instant coffee. Sure, if I have no other option, I’ll embrace it and treat it as a simple caffeine-delivery device. And until now, I haven’t been happy with…

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Hillsound Flexsteps Crampons Ensures You Can Play Outside This Winter

By Leah Guill | January 4, 2021

This time of year brings a whole new set of activities that will keep you outside and in the fresh air. However, with the decrease in temps, your daly shoes are no use in the snow and ice. This year we are turning to Hillsound and their Flexsteps Crampons to ensure we play safely in…

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NorthxNorth Merino Wool Kerchief

Stay Warm and More with the North x North Merino Wool Kerchief

By Jill | January 1, 2021

There are scarf people, and there are no-scarf people. Even if you’re not down with the lengthy fabric, there’s no disputing that some kind of fabric around your neck can keep you warmer in cold conditions. But long scarves aren’t always easy to bring along when traveling. Check out the North x North Merino Wool…

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Osprey Ozone Duplex 65 Men’s Travel Pack

By Ramsey | December 21, 2020

Backpacks come in a variety of forms, but the Osprey Ozone Duplex 65 Men’s Travel Pack offers special utility with many protective pockets plus the ability to detach one section to carry separately. It is essentially two bags that can be attached via four clasps and carried as one (a small day pack and a…

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The North Face Rolling Thunder 22" Carry-On Bag

The North Face Rolling Thunder 22” Carry-on Bag

By Ramsey | November 30, 2020

The North Face Rolling Thunder 22″ bag is essentially a durable and spacious duffel, much like The North Face Base Camp Duffel, but adds wheels and a hard-shell frame on one side making it easy to travel with as a carry-on bag.

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