3 Up and Coming Brands I Discovered at Outdoor Retailer Snow Show
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3 Up and Coming Brands I Discovered at Outdoor Retailer Snow Show

Like everything else, Outdoor Retailer Snow Show is different this year. Because of Omicron, a lot of the bigger, more established brands pulled out of the annual trade show. Normally I would go 2-3 days of the show, but this time condensed my time at the show to one day, which happened to be a … Continue reading

Sunglasses Made From Recycled Fishing Nets – Costa Del Mar Untangled Shades
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Sunglasses Made From Recycled Fishing Nets – Costa Del Mar Untangled Shades

Boat captains to fishermen to beach goers are fans of Costa Del Mar sunglasses. Their adventure-ready shades are made for open water and bright conditions. The brand has been a huge supporter of healthy oceans. Their new Untangled collection has sustainable frames made from 97-100% recycled fishing nets. I love the partnership between Costa Del … Continue reading

Don’t Slip on Ice or Snow!  Get Traction This Winter with Kahtoola EXOSpikes
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Don’t Slip on Ice or Snow! Get Traction This Winter with Kahtoola EXOSpikes

Finally upgraded my old winter traction gear and glad I picked Kahtoola. I saw a CDC stat that says close to 1 million Americans are injured every year from falling on ice/snow. I don’t want to be in that statistic! They have three options for traction: Nanospikes ($49.95) are for urban use to easily navigate … Continue reading

2021 Holiday Gift Guide for the Traveler, Road Tripper, or Outdoor Adventurer
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2021 Holiday Gift Guide for the Traveler, Road Tripper, or Outdoor Adventurer

If you’re searching for a gift for the traveler, road tripper, or outdoor adventurer I have some great suggestions. Every year I gear test products that hopefully make life easier while traveling and in the outdoors. If I don’t test it, it doesn’t appear in my holiday gift guide list. Most items are less than … Continue reading

The Cutest and Coziest Compression Socks for Travel are by Vim & Vigr
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The Cutest and Coziest Compression Socks for Travel are by Vim & Vigr

I have several friends who swear by compression socks on long haul flights. They’re supposed to improve circulation I’m a compression socks newbie. My recent international flight from Denver to Germany gave me a great chance to try ones from Vim & Vigr. I have two pairs. One pair is red and white pinstripe with … Continue reading

Minimal but Mighty Hydration Pack: CamelBak Rogue Light
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Minimal but Mighty Hydration Pack: CamelBak Rogue Light

This is an ultra efficient hydration pack. It’s a small and sleek pack perfect for a road cycling, mountain biking or even short hiking adventure. I had been itching to try out the new CamelBak Rogue Light 70 ounce since I saw it at Big Gear Show in early August. This past weekend I gear … Continue reading

How to Pack for 9 Days in Italy in a Carry-on and Backpack
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How to Pack for 9 Days in Italy in a Carry-on and Backpack

I’m a carry-on traveler. Rarely do I check luggage. On my recent 9-day trip to Italy I traveled with carry-on roller bag and backpack. That’s my usual travel gear for a weekend up to a two week trip. Admittedly, it’s easier to travel in a carry-on in summer since you don’t need jackets and sweaters. … Continue reading

Seeing Green This Summer – Why I Love United By Blue EcoKnit Tee
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Seeing Green This Summer – Why I Love United By Blue EcoKnit Tee

I’m seeing green this summer and not just in lush valleys filled with wildflowers. It’s a green t-shirt. The EcoKnit Tee by United by Blue. It’s “green” in several ways. The obvious is the color. The tri-blend knit is made of sustainable materials – 42% recycled polyester, 30% organic cotton and 28% hemp. United by … Continue reading