Jill

OluKai Ki'ihele Sneakers

Slip-on Comfort with OluKai Kiʻihele Sneakers

By Jill | April 23, 2021

One of the things I have not missed in this past pandemic year is the occasional need to take my shoes off at security checkpoints in airports. Sure, TSA PreCheck lets travelers skate this requirement, but it’s still necessary at checkpoints without PreCheck and most international airports.   I’ve long loved OluKai’s drop-in heel design…

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Fjallraven High Coast Relaxed Shorts

Gear Up for Summer Adventures with Fjallraven High Coast Relaxed Shorts

By Jill | April 16, 2021

Warmer temperatures and post-vaccine travel are calling, and whether you’re choosing to venture out sooner or later, it’s time to take stock of your stash of summer outdoor gear. Do you remember what you loved about your shorts? Or, did you make a mental note to get a pair that fits your adventure lifestyle a…

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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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Title Nine Deep Pockets Dress

Travel in Comfort with Title Nine Deep Pockets Dress

By Jill | April 2, 2021

The best travel clothes fit your lifestyle. And when you’re packing light and require clothes that can work for you in a variety of scenarios, you need pieces that are comfortable, perform well, and look good. The more I travel, the more I’m able to pare down what I pack, and multifunctional pieces are essential.…

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Royal Robbins Venture Crew Sock

Royal Robbins Venture Crew Socks are in Step with Your Adventure

By Jill | March 26, 2021

As we emerge from a pandemic year of self-isolation and dreaming of future adventures, you may be planning your first post-vaccine trip, or just thinking about expanding your horizons beyond your existing bubble. When you do venture out, whether by foot or on a plane, your journeys may require you to be on your feet…

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Cotopaxi Liso Baselayers

Spring Forward into Cotopaxi Liso Base Layers

By Jill | March 19, 2021

The need for cozy baselayers doesn’t go away once we change our clocks and make the jump to springtime. Cool temperatures continue, whether you’re at home or out in the world, so why not be prepared for them?   My recent additions to my baselayer collection (and let’s be honest, sometimes I just wear them…

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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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Therm-a-Rest NeoAir XTherm Max sleeping pad

Sleep Comfortably with Therm-a-Rest NeoAir XTherm Max Sleeping Pad

By Jill | March 5, 2021

As we transition from winter to spring, it’s time to dust off your camping gear. For some of us, however, that gear has been useful even through the colder months. But winter camping is sometimes intimidating to new campers, especially as it requires gear that stands up to the elements.   One of the important…

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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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