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If there's an activity or sport, I'll generally try it at least once. My main activities include running, hiking, skiing, cycling, camping, backpacking, and pretty much anything else you can think of. I love writing product reviews as I like helping people find the right gear so they will enjoy their activity that much more.

Oakley Airbrake XL Prizm Goggles Review

Oakley Airbrake XL PRIZM

When you’re looking for maximum coverage around your eyes and your face, the Oakley Airbrake XL PRIZM goggles has your number.  These goggles have an oversized fit and offers Oakley’s premium lens technology PRIZM to enhance the definition in the snow. Benefits of Oversized Goggles The main benefit of an oversized goggle is that the frame is further from your ...

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Kahtoola – Best Winter Footwear Traction

Whether you’re running, hiking, or walking this winter, good traction is a must if you live any place the temperatures drop below 32F Degrees.  Kahtoola Microspikes and Nanospikes offer superior traction for nearly every activity in snowy and icy conditions. Kahtoola NANOspikes – Running $49.95 Living in a mountain town where the roads and trails are covered with snow and ...

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Gordini Polar Mitt Review

The Gordini Polar Mitt is hands down one of the best values on the market for a set of cold weather mittens.  These mittens are waterproof to keep the moisture out on wet snow days and include a 600 fill down combo to keep your hands warm on the cold days. Gordini Polar Mitt – Designed for Warmth As one ...

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Chaco Yonder Boots Review

Chaco Yonder Leather Boot

Chaco, a brand long known for extremely supportive footbeds and sandals that will last for decades is throwing their hat in the ring for fashionable winter boots for men.  The Chaco Yonder is a fashion focused boot that includes one of the things that has made the Chaco brand so popular, the LUVSEAT footbed. Making of the Chaco Yonder Stepping ...

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Dakine Excursion Glove – Designed for Stoke

Dakine Excursion Glove

When checking out gloves, there are literally hundreds of options ranging from $5-$350 on the market to choose from.  Dakine, a long time maker of gloves and mittens for winter travel has long been known for high quality and price points that won’t send you to the poorhouse. The Dakine Excursion Glove is designed for the skier and snowboarder who ...

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Outdoor Retailer Fall & Winter 2017 Preview

Outdoor Retailer Winter 2017

The North Face Summit L3 Proprius PrimaLoft® Hoodie – $225   As Ski Mountaineering and uphill travel becomes more popular in the US, larger brands such as The North Face are starting to take notice.  The new Summit L3 Proprius PrimaLoft® Hoodie is a mid layer designed for both uphill travel when it’s cold out and that piece that you ...

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Freeriding with Helly Hansen Sogn

Helly Hansen Sogn Jacket

The Helly Hansen Sogn Jacket and Pants are hitting the slopes in a big way by offering almost every feature imaginable in skiwear. While the alpine style of ski gear focuses on clean cut lines and minimalism, the Sogn freeride style offers a baggier fit and is feature rich, allowing for maximum flexibility while drawing huge lines in the pow. Helly ...

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Review – Zeal Level Goggle – Large Frame

Zeal Level Goggle

Price: $129 For skiers and snowboarders looking for a quality snow goggle without paying a $200+ price tag, the Zeal Level goggle is a great option.  For the average skier and boarder, you want a goggle that has a good quality lens, won’t scratch the second you brush it up against tree branch fits with well with your helmet.  Oh, ...

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Julbo Aerospace Goggles – Backcountry Focused

Julbo Aerospace goggle

Price: $230 When it comes to backcountry skiing, ski goggles typically work well only on the downhill.  The Julbo Aerospace goggle has the backcountry skier or snowboarder in mind with a unique ventilation system allowing you to wear the Aerospace goggles for both uphill ski touring without fogging up and providing the protection you want while charging the downhills. Unique ...

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