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Review: Relief Bed By Thermarest

Relief Bed ($99-$149, ReliefBed.com) Cause marketing. It’s been around since the 1970’s, but in the last decade or so, it’s picked up steam. The surge in cause marketing seems especially notable in the outdoor industry, where companies often look for…

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Review: Fenix PD32 Flashlight

Fenix PD32 Flashlight ($62, Fenix Lighting US) Second to last day of summer vacation. We’re heading to Subway Cave, just outside Lassen Volcanic National Park in northern California. Subway Cave is a classic lava tube, about 1/3-mile long, and a…

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Review: WIN Detergent

Death and taxes get all the credit. What about laundry? WIN Detergent ( $11, windetergent.com) If you wear clothes–and I hope you do–then laundry is a part of your life. Laundromats, laundry rooms, washtubs and clotheslines in the backyard; somehow,…

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Review: Exos Gear Bravo Series Backpack

Exos Gear Bravo For the last 5 years or so, a growing trend of so-called “tactical” gear has cropped up in the outdoor sports market, and I don’t mean just among the hunting and fishing segment. I’m talking about everyday people…

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Running Gear for Spring Races

15 Essential Running Gear Finds Race season is upon us, and whether you need a full apparel overhaul or just an updated item or two—we’ve got you covered. Here are a few of our tested running gear picks for racing…

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Gear of the Year – Snowboarding

Columbia Men’s Shreddin™ Jacket Part of the high-end Titanium line, this coat has every imaginable feature: thermal reflective insulation, waterproof zippers, pockets for goggles and cell phones, unique spacious back pocket for a hat, underarm venting, and 100% waterproof/breathable construction.…

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Gear of the Year – Skiing

Mountain Hardwear Women’s Straight Chuter Jacket This sexy waterproof softshell is designed for breaking trail. We can only assume Mountain Hardwear Athlete and local legend, Andrew McLean, had something to do with its inspiration. $450 mountainhardwear.com Patagonia Women’s Capilene Lightweight…

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Holiday Gift Guide 2015

40 Picks for Everyone on Your List By Melissa McGibbon, Rebecca Petersen, and Jenny Willden Outdoor Options Traveler Treats Runner Rewards Pedal Picks Gadget Gifts Stocking Stuffers Baby Bonuses (Moms Too) Child Choices

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Review: Red Paddle Co. 10’6″ Ride SUP

SUP Review: 10’6″ Ride SUP, by Red Paddle Co. ($1,300, redpaddleco.com) But first…a story, of course When I was eleven, my family went on its first real vacation. At least that’s what it felt like. As a 5th grader in Jenks, Oklahoma,…

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Toes-to-Nose Travel Gear, Summer ’15

[Note: These reviews are my own observations after having tried each of these items on several trips over a period of anywhere up to 8 months.] Versatility is a virtue, and that’s as true for travelers as it is for the…

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