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Ensuring your gear has the gumption necessary to let your outdoor soul thrive!

Freedom to Adventure: The Chaco Outcross Collection

Posted by on Apr 21, 2014 in Gear Reviews, Go Outdoors | 0 comments

Freedom to Adventure: The Chaco Outcross Collection

They say no land remains to be discovered, no continent is left unexplored. But the whole world is out there, waiting to quench your thirst for adventure. For those whose outdoor soul calls them to conquer canyon rivers, climb winding trails, and seek out secret swimming holes, the new Chaco Outcross Collection was built just for you.

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Salomon Synapse 15 Set

Posted by on Apr 17, 2014 in Gear Reviews | 0 comments


Let’s be honest, when it comes to moving light and fast, simplicity is king (or queen).  Cut out the bulk and flair of your everyday hydration pack and you’ve got yourself the Salomon Synapse 15 Set. An understated little hydration number designed to get you to the summit and back without skimping on comfort or the technical features we all appreciate.

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Review: Adventure Medical Kits

Posted by on Apr 11, 2014 in Gear Reviews, Go Hike, Go Outdoors, Go Pack | 0 comments

Review: Adventure Medical Kits

A first-aid kit is one of the Ten Essentials of outdoor exploration, and for good reason. The farther from the beaten path you venture, the more prepared you should be for a scenario which requires medical attention. A well thought out, and activity specific kit should always be available for your outdoor adventures.

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5 Reasons to Love Strava

Posted by on Apr 9, 2014 in Gear Reviews, Go Bike, Go Run, Go Tri | 0 comments


There was a time, not too long ago, when athletes spent meticulous hours methodically journaling every detail of their training sessions into their beloved spiral notebook. Now, with the power of the smartphone and a singular app, it’s all in the palm of your hand.

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The Answer: Odin H2FLOW™ Shell Jacket

Posted by on Apr 3, 2014 in Blog, Gear Reviews, Go Hike, Go Outdoors | 0 comments

Q: I’ve burned through my jacket and need an all around performer that easily transitions through three seasons and is durable enough to meet the demands of life above the treeline.

A: Go with the technically savvy Odin H2FLOW™ Shell Jacket. Whether you’re tapping high peaks, slogging through remote backcountry locales, or out for a weekend adventure, this jacket is ready to serve as your divine protection in the thick of it all.

This Odin H2FLOW combines the Odin collection’s renowned lightweight waterproof breathable shell technology with a H2FLOW™ mechanical venting system for superior performance and body temperature management.  The advanced Helly Tech Professional fabric remains breathable and flexible so you never find yourself overwhelmed by your own microclimate, or feel restricted during the steepest sections of your climb.

In addition to providing dependable waterproof protection, this jacket is designed to be compatible with helmet and harness so you can achieve all of your mountain activities unhindered. To date, no jacket we’ve tested has met the challenge of mountain life with greater ferocity and dependability than the Odin H2Flow Shell Jacket.

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2014 Handheld Hydration Highlights

Posted by on Apr 1, 2014 in Gear Reviews, Go Outdoors | 5 comments


When it comes to water, running on an empty tank can leave you feeling groggy, grumpy, and unfocused — and nobody wants that. So once again, we’ve set to the task of sorting through the  wide and complex world of reusable water bottles to bring you the best new handheld hydration products of 2014.

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Review: The Women’s Ahnu Sugarpine Hiking Boot

Posted by on Mar 31, 2014 in Gear Reviews, Go Hike, Go Outdoors, Go Pack | 0 comments

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As Mother Nature begins to relinquish her wintery grasp on beloved summer trails, conditions span the range from ice and snow to slush and mud. It’s a season constantly reminding you that a substantial and reliable pair of hikers is a must, making it the perfect opportunity for our gumption gals to put the Ahnu Sugarpine through the paces.

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Gear Guide: Spring 2014 Essential Run Gear

Posted by on Mar 28, 2014 in Gear Reviews, Go Outdoors, Go Run | 0 comments


Spring has sprung, and after a long, dark winter, it’s finally time to get back in stride and and crank up your run routine.  With longer days, warmer temps and restless legs, Spring is not only when runners begin tackling more miles, it’s also the perfect opportunity to take stock of your running gear.  Updating your run gear can provide a great motivational boost to your running, and get you properly prepared to fly along the trails and roadways that were blocked by snow for the last several months.

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