Travel and Trail

Sun Protection, It's for Everyone!

by Suzie Dundas | Aug 7, 2019

Did 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 ...

Day Hike Essentials: A Packing Guide

by Jim O'Leary | Jun 20, 2019

 Hiking is, without a doubt, the most popular form of outdoor recreation. And for good reason! Hikes exist all over the world, and all over the country, so no matter where you are you can find a trail that suits your ability level and interest. The most basic hikes ...

Choosing the Right Trail Runners: Part 1

by Suzie Dundas | Jun 5, 2019

If 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

by Jim O'Leary | May 17, 2019

A 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. Which is why the backpack you send a kid to school ...