Fast and Light: An Alpine Photographer’s Gear Guide

About the author: An Outdoor Gear Exchange contributor, Matthew Tufts is a freelance adventure filmmaker and photographer. After 18 years in Vermont and four more in California, he’s taken his life to the road, indefinitely.

I live in a 2008 Toyota Tacoma. (Laugh all you want #VanLife-ers.) I actually find it quite spacious. The imminent adoption of a dog may make it feel slightly smaller, but I think it’ll work … Read more >>

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2016 Holiday Gift Guide: Women’s

Womens Lifestyle

1. Marmot Women’s Eliana Sweater

For those who are privy to the temperature regulating power of wool and seek to combine style with warmth, the Marmot Eliana is an ideal match. This sweater jacket is well-suited for everything from autumn hikes through the woods to running errands to cozying up après ski by the fire.

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2. Ibex Reese Hoody

Like an all-day-long hug that … Read more >>

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2016 Holiday Gift Guide: Men’s

1. Prana Hooded Henley Sweater

The holiday sweater has been modernized with Prana’s Hooded Henley Sweater. It’s made with lambswool for enhanced warmth and the shoulder panels and faux leather toggles offer elevated style. Designed for durability and long lasting wear with superior fabrication and construction.

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2. Blundstone 268 Casual Shoes

The Blundstone 268’s are quite a handsome pair of classic Chukkas! Whether … Read more >>

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2016 Holiday Gift Guide: Ski & Ride

1. Rossignol Soul 7 HD Women’s

The all-new Rossignol SOUL 7 HD – the most heavily demanded, acclaimed, and versatile women’s freeride ski – now amplified with Rossignol’s Carbon Alloy Matrix.

With noticeably more edge grip, stability, dampness, and drive, the new Soul 7 HD Women’s Ski provides the same instinctive versatility and ease-of-use to push your boundaries with confidence, while delivering groundbreaking, high-definition energy, mobility, and strength due to … Read more >>

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2016 Holiday Gift Guide: Hiking

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1. Oboz Bridger Insulated Bdry Boots

Winter boots disguised as hiking boots. What exactly does that mean? Oboz took their crowd-pleasing Bridger hikers and added in 200g Thinsulate insulation, a wool-topped BFit Thermal Footbed, and a cold weather specific outsole to make the Bridger Insulated BDry (women’s, men’s), a boot that reigns supreme over even the wettest snow-covered trails.

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2016 Holiday Gift Guide: Climbing

1. Batora Endeavor Climbing Shoe

If you’re looking for all-around performance with comfort, this is the shoe for you. The Batora Endeavor gives you power and precision exactly where you want it. With its unique features and super solid construction, the Endeavor will meet and exceed your high expectations as a great all-around climbing shoe.

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2. Arc’teryx Haku Rope Bag

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2016 Holiday Gift Guide: Biking

1. Race Face Chester Pedal

Thin and lightweight, the Chester Pedal from Race Face is one of the best flat-pedal options for under $50. The nylon composite body provides a durable, stable platform while the replaceable steel pins provide excellent traction, keeping your foot glued in place.

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2. Abus Ugrip Chain 585/75

Let’s face it, an unlocked bike is a stolen bike. Keep those wheels safe … Read more >>

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2016 Holiday Gift Guide: Fitness

1. Manduka eKO Superlite Yoga Mat

Perfect for traveling, the foldable, 2 lb. eKO Superlite is made out of all-natural, non-Amazon harvested tree rubber, so you can feel good about an environmentally conscious practice.

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2. Manduka Equa Hold Yoga Towel

What makes the Equa Hold Towel from Manduka perfect for hot yoga? Simple: sweat-activated grip. While you’re desperately holding on to consciousness during … Read more >>

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2016 Holiday Gift Guide: Gadgets

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1. Goal Zero Rock Out 2 Rechargeable Speaker

Don’t leave your tunes behind. The Rock Out 2 has longer battery life and bumps louder than ever before. Best of all, it works with your USB solar panels so you never run out of juice.

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2. Goal Zero Venture 30 Solar Kit

Goal Zero has redesigned the portable charger from the ground up. The Venture 30 is … Read more >>

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2016 Holiday Gift Guide: Budget

1. A Chalk Bag

Climbers need chalk bags. Have a climber on your shopping list? Get them a chalk bag. Easy. The prAna Chalk Bag with Belt comes with double belt loops that will keep the chalkbag stable during climbs. A drawcord closure for the bag and quick-release buckle for the belt make gearing up quick and simple. A fleece chalk compartment and elastic brush holder complete the feature … Read more >>

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