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The Columbia Caldorado Beanie Review

Columbia Caldorado Beanie

Let’s Talk About the Columbia Caldorado Beanie Yep, it’s a beanie, a hat, a lid, a bowler, or a skull cap. Basically, it’s something to keep the noggin’ warm, right?  Not so fast, my friend….!  This Columbia Caldorado Beanie is a multi purpose piece of gear that will satisfy many cold weather outings. The term ‘Beanie’ got me wondering where ...

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Get your Fall on with the latest styles

Sorel Madson Hiker Waterproof Boot

Fall is in the air, the leaves are turning, the temps are dropping, the snow is starting to fall(in some places…) and Starbucks and every other coffee shop is marketing their pumpkin spiced lattes.  Fall is my favorite season, hands down.  One of the best things about the Fall is that we can break out our warm cozy clothes and ...

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Brooks UpLift Crossback Sports Bra Review

Brooks UpLift Crossback Sports Bra

The Brooks UpLift Crossback Sports Bra has many excellent features to help keep your mind on your exercise task and off what your sports bra is doing. The Brooks UpLift Crossback is designed for medium to high intensity activity, such as running, for women with C/D sized cups.  Here’s a breakdown by feature for the sports bra. Sizing One of ...

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Patagonia Enters the Workwear Apparel Biz

workwear apparel

For the guys and gals that spend their working days outside, whether it be hammering on steel all day or or logging trees, Patagonia has entered the market to make clothing for YOU.  With founder Yvon chouinard who built a brand out of making quality gear that is meant to last, it makes complete sense that Patagonia enters this category ...

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Patagonia Cloud Ridge Jacket Review

Patagonia Cloud Ridge Jacket

Whether you’re looking to protect yourself from a torrential downpour or a light sprinkle, the Patagonia Cloud Ridge Jacket 3-layer waterproof shell is designed to keep you dry from all forms of falling moisture.  The Cloud Ridge is more than a basic rain jacket due to the use of 3-layer construction. This design combines the outer shell, the inner H2No ...

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Running, Biking, And Hiking With Swiftwick Socks

Swiftwick Socks

And snowshoeing, skating, sledding, skiing….. well, you get the point. Initial Thoughts On Some Very Nice Swiftwick Socks Swiftwick’s moto, tagline, or catchphrase is “Chase Adventure. It Fits You.” That obviously speaks to many of our readers and reviewers.  Socks always seem to get the short end of the stick, or be treated like an afterthought.  They usually aren’t flashy, fancy, ...

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Patagonia Performance Jeans Review

Patagonia Performance Jeans

MSRP: $119 Let’s face it, our casual clothes don’t always follow the rules of casual activity such as walking city streets and going to neighborhood bbq’s. While the Patagonia Performance Jeans will keep you looking good for casual activities and Jean Fridays at work, it’s nice to know you can count on them on your bike commute into work and ...

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Toad & Co – Style and Function for All

Toad and Co Ventilair Shirt

Toad and Co continues to impress with their new spring/summer lineup through incorporating a mixture of sustainable and technical fabrics into styles that look good in any scenario.  I’ve had a chance to test out a couple pieces from Toad & Co over the past couple months, in specific the Ventilair Long Sleeve Shirt and the Kerouac Pant, both lightweight ...

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