Spring has finally sprung, and as we shake off the cold one last time, our thoughts turn to camping, climbing, hiking and biking. And, of course, new gear, because what could be a better way to celebrate the changing of seasons than checking out the hottest new gear for spring 2018?Osprey’s Lumina & Levity Ultralight Packs
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I know that snowshoeing is sometimes treated like the red-headed stepchild of winter activities. I’m a red-headed stepchild myself, so I don’t throw the term around lightly.
Snowshoeing is slow, deliberate, and often done as a means to an end: a way to traverse terrain so you can do something more conventionally adrenaline-fueled, like snowboarding.
But it’s not fair to write off snowshoeing as something … Read more >>
We’re deep into January at this point, and the east coast is clawing their way out of one of the most brutal arctic breakouts in years following Winter Storm Grayson’s Cyclone Bomb.
Naturally, our thoughts turn to drinking.
Whether you’re out snowshoeing, skinning in the backcountry, or just huddled inside with a good book, these drinks are guaranteed to take the edge off what has been a bitingly chilly season. … Read more >>
It’s the one piece of gear that you absolutely must have no matter the length of your trip, the weather forecast, or weight of your pack. When a sudden summer squall hits, having a rain jacket can make or break your time in the wilderness.
But a lot of them are pretty dang expensive.
Read on for our top picks for rain jackets that are not only functional, but aren’t … Read more >>
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 >>
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
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
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 >>