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Sun Protection, It's for Everyone!

UPF outdoor clothingDid you know that sun-protective clothing is very much a thing? And if you aren’t wearing it during your time outdoors, you may be putting your skin (and health) at risk.

You may be wondering “what the heck is UPF clothing, and why do I need it? Isn’t my clothing good enough?”

Choosing the Right Trail Runners: Part 2

HOKA ONE ONE Speedgoat 3 Trail Running Shoes

When we last left off, we discussed some of the finer points in choosing trail running shoes based on their characteristics and fit, but that's just the tip of the iceberg. If you're planning on hitting the trails often, you're also going to be worried about other features too. So, in our conclusion, here's the rest of the info you need to find the perfect trail runners.

Father’s Day Gift Ideas for Sporty Dads

Father's Day for Outdoor Dads

Choosing the Right Trail Runners: Part 1

Trail Running for CouplesIf you get a little out of breath by just hearing the words “trail runners,” don’t worry. Trail runners have plenty of uses beyond actual running. These stiff soled, grippy athletic shoes are popular with hikers, joggers, and sometimes even mountain bikers who aren’t ready to spring for clip-in shoes.

Backpack Buying Guide: Choosing Your Bag Style

Choosing adventure backpackA backpack is a simple thing, two straps and it goes on your back. Right? Unfortunately not. While they may look similar, backpacks can vary significantly depending on what they’re built to do and who they’re designed to fit.

10 Best Mother's Day Gifts

Mother's Day hiking with The North FaceMother’s Day is May 12, and while your mom may say all she wants is for you to call, you can do a bit better than that. Whether your mom gave you your first trail name or whether her idea of spending time outside is walking through a neighborhood park, there’s undoubtedly some piece of gear she needs to make her time outdoors even more enjoyable.

Ski Binding Basics: Choosing the Right Gear

Ski bindings and breaksIf you’ve been skiing before, you realize your bindings are important. The way they transfer your energy down to the ski’s edges, and hold your feet in place while turning, is a fundamental task that is the only thing making skiing possible.

Buyers Guide: Choosing the Right Insulation

Puffy Snowboard JacketMost skiers and snowboarders know (okay, pretty much every skier and snowboarder knows) that insulation is essential to staying warm. Insulation works by both trapping your body heat against your core and creating a barrier to keep cold air off your skin.

5 Best Freestlye Snowboards of 2019

If the part of the mountain you’re most interested in is the terrain park, then you’ll be best served by riding one of these Best Freestyle Men’s Snowboards. What makes a snowboard a great freestyle board is agility, whether you’re double corking in a half pipe, or trying to boardslide a beginner box, a lighter and more responsive freestyle snowboard will make it easier to control the board in the air, and line up the takeoff for your next trick.

Ski Trip 101: The Basics of Planning a Trip

When it comes to planning a ski trip, there’s a lot to figure out, from location to gear to lodging to lessons. It can be a bit intimidating, especially for skiers new to the sports. There’s a lot to figure out, from transportation to rentals to après-ski action. This post will help you start to figure out a few basics: where to go, what to pack, and how to save some money along the way.

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