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Gear Of The Year: The Wheel

In “the outdoor industry,” people have thrown around the term “game-changing” for several years, using it to describe a new…

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Review: Water Bottle

About 12 years ago, I bought a water bottle with no water in it. I guess it was kind of…

Dear Foam Roller:

Dear Foam Roller: I think— Oh, you thought I was just going to say “fuck you,” didn’t you? Well, hold…

The Best Backpack For You

If you walk any distance over one mile in the out-of-doors, you should think about getting a backpack. Sure, cargo…

What’s The Best Rain Jacket?

When you’re buying a rain jacket, you probably have lots of questions, none of which really matter besides “Which rain…

The Things That Make Us

In the weeks leading up to my wedding in 2007, my hair was a little long for my parents’ taste.…

Girly Girls And Manly Men

In a conversation a few weeks ago, a climber friend of mine described herself as “not super-girly.” Her expanded definition…

Gear of the Year 2012

There’s nothing better than some shit-hot new gear to spend your hard-earned dollars on, is there? Technological advances in apparel…

The Year of Buying Nothing New

You have approximately one million different travel mugs at home. I know this because I have previously owned approximately one…

Review: My Running Shoes

I picked up these sweet-ass rigs after I finally wore out my last pair of trail running shoes after 2…