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

Royal Robbins Hoody with Bug and Sun Protection
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Royal Robbins Hoody with Bug and Sun Protection

If you follow me on Instagram or Facebook, you’ve likely noticed a grey hoody showing up repeatedly in pictures. If I’m not wearing it, the hoodie is likely tied around my waist. The hoody is part of Royal Robbins’ Bug Barrier Collection. As a mosquito magnet, I was all it to try it out. I’ll … Continue reading

Crazy Cap 2: A Portable Water Purification System
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Crazy Cap 2: A Portable Water Purification System

**UPDATE** Crazy Cap 2 now has a 25 ounce bottle. I’ve road tested the self-cleaning and water purification system and it is now a staple for any road trips. I always road trip with at least a gallon of water. This larger size Crazy Cap 2 easily fits in the cup holder in my car. … Continue reading

A Day at Outdoor Retailer:  Sneak Peek at Gear Coming Out This Year
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A Day at Outdoor Retailer: Sneak Peek at Gear Coming Out This Year

When you’re one of 20,000 attendees scouring the more than 1,000 vendors for the latest and greatest products that will be coming out in 6-8 months, a day at Outdoor Retailer is exhilarating and maddening at the same time.  I’m always on the hunt for cool travel and outdoor gear to feature in my annual … Continue reading

I Fell in Love with Royal Robbins Clothes in One Hike
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I Fell in Love with Royal Robbins Clothes in One Hike

Recently I got to trail test an outfit from Royal Robbins on an incredible hike in Yosemite National Park, the place where the brand started. Royal Robbins uses #BeyondtheMap hashtag on social media and this hike was certainly that. Our small group headed out with two guides from the Yosemite Conservancy. The exact connection of … Continue reading