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Fall 2017 Women’s Guide

Toad & Co Sorel Mountain Hardwear

Mountain Khakis Shady Lady Shirt Jac Mountain Khakis Shady Lady Shirt Jac arrived at my house before the temps had even dipped to the 40s at night. However, I was instantly in love. Do you ever put on a piece of clothing or look at your wardrobe at something you have had for 10+ years and rejoice that the product ...

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Adidas Teams up with Parley: Tech Fabric Made from Plastic Retrieved from the Ocean

Adidas Parley

You may be asking, what is Parley? Parley is short for Parley for the Oceans,  an organization that was formed in 2013 to increase awareness and to formulate solutions to protect our oceans. Parley operates with 3 main tenants in mind with the acronym AIR: AVOID plastic whenever possible INTERCEPT plastic waste REDESIGN the plastic economy Adidas partnered with Parley in 2015 and ...

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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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2016 Holiday Gift Guide

2016 holiday gift guide

Men’s Holiday Gifts Saxx Vibe Boxer $31.95 Gone are the days of uncomfortable chaffing and rubbing downstairs.  Saxx completely revolutionizes the boxer brief by creating a compartment to keep everything in place called the BallPark.  This compartment has mesh lining on each side of a guys compartment which keeps the goods from rubbing the sides of your thighs.  If the ...

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Women’s Cold Weather Running Guide

Many people put away their running shoes when cold weather and winter move in. Winter is actually one of my favorite times to be a runner. The trail options may be reduced, but a fresh layer of snow makes your favorite jaunt a different journey.  Sure I get out on the skis more days then not, yet running is my ...

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Women’s Fall 2016 Fashion Guide

Fall is here. The leaves and weather are changing, so it’s time to swap out the summer clothes for some warmer clothing options. Here’s a quick rundown of some of the latest offerings for Fall 2016 from Toad & Co, Patagonia, Purnell, Chaco, Aventura, prAna, Mountain Khakis, Columbia, and Fjallraven. Toad & Co Imogene Three Quarter Dress ($79) The Toad ...

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LifeStraw Invites Global Teams, Citizens to Help Brazilians in Need Gain Access to Safe Water During Athletic Competitions in Rio Through The Brazil Project


This week, as all eyes are on Rio and athletes from around the world, LifeStraw, a leader in safe water technology, is inviting global teams and citizens to get involved, not only as spectators, but also, as active agents of change through The Brazil Project.  Steps away from the new competition arenas, millions of people are living in poverty, and ...

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EnerPlex Powers Up OR With The World’s Lightest Solar and Brand’s First Waterproof Battery


EnerPlex, a leading manufacturer of innovative portable power solutions, debuted two new products at the Outdoor Retailer Summer Market. The two products feature solar panels, which shed half the weight of preceding models, and waterproof batteries. The launch is the most ambitious product development since the brand’s founding in 2013. “The need for reliable, durable and portable power in the ...

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Priority Bicycles Classic Diamond Frame Review

Priority Bicycles in Steamboat

Steamboat Springs, CO has dubbed itself “BikeTown, USA”. Living in Steamboat (we typically drop the Springs in conversation), means that many people have a bike for just about every occasion, owning usually 2 or 3 options: road, mountain, townie or cruiser, downhill, enduro, or cyclocross bike. Before receiving my Priority Bicycle, I was behind in the times and was using ...

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