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Cotopaxi Paray Jacket

If you're looking for a fantastic jacket you can use year-round both on adventures and just around town, Cotopaxi's featherlight Paray jacket is a winner! It feels like tissue paper, barely tips the scales at 3 ounces, and is a perfect running shell and…

June 15, 2017

Bear Canister Buying Guide

Bear canisters aren't anyone's favorite piece of gear, but if you backpack, you'll eventually have to use one. Read where canisters are required in Washington State, tips for choosing the right one, and why I picked the BearVault BV450.…

April 16, 2017

Ruffwear Roamer Leash

Whether you're on the trails or just walking around the city, the Ruffwear Roamer leash is a must buy for any dog owner. Its durable and ingenious stretch webbing design gives your dog room to roam and provides an easy to grab traffic handle…

February 13, 2017

Cotopaxi Luzon Del Día

The simple and rugged Luzon Del Día daypack made by Cotopaxi is great for urban adventures, hikes, road trips, and travel. Even better, the colors of each pack are chosen by its maker which guarantees no two packs are alike! Made from recycled nylon,…

November 15, 2016

Big Agnes Fly Creek UL2

Weighing in at 2lb 5oz fully packed, the Big Agnes Fly Creek UL 2 is one of the lightest 2-person tents on the market. If you're looking for a fantastic ultralight backpacking tent and aren't afraid of spending a little extra cash to get…

July 16, 2015

Fuel 100 Electro-Bites

If you're looking for a new fuel alternative to gels and shot blocks, check out Electro-Bites! They're Gluten and Soy Free bite sized snacks that melt in your mouth and give you a nice dose of salty. Love 'em!!…

December 24, 2013