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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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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Smith Quantum Helmet with MIPS Review

  Helmets need to keep your noggin warm, vent or breathe when you heat up, integrate with your goggles, and fit well. Yet the #1 feature we should all consider is what they can do to protect your brain.  Fortunately, with the Smith Quantum Helmet features the best technology to keep your head as safe as possible while checking the ...

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Fischer Transalp TS Pro Alpine Touring Boots Review

  Like most companies, the masters of performance and racing in alpine skiing at Fischer Sports have taken note of the increased popularity of back- and “side”-country pursuits and consequently have put significant effort in to products for this growing market.  Austria, where Fischer is based, is home to a European populace that has long enjoyed ski touring and randonee ...

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Black Diamond Razor Carbon Ski Poles

Black Diamond Razor Carbon

The Black Diamond Razor Carbon Ski Poles have been a great surprise this season. A set of carbon poles is something I never really considered a must have, but now that I’ve tested the Razor Carbon poles I don’t think I could go back to my previous all aluminum pole that weighed a good 5 oz more per pole. The ...

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Helly Hansen Aurora Shell Pant Review

The Helly Hansen Aurora Shell Pant is the only pair of ski pants I have needed all season. They have been with me in the backcountry, during early morning skin tours up the resort, and riding the lift on powder days. The Aurora Shell Pant has been in use for at least 40 days and has not disappointed. Helly Hansen ...

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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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