It’s a scenario virtually every outdoor enthusiast has encountered. Your serene day on the trail is interrupted by a deep rolling thunder in the distance that sends a shiver down your spine. The sky grows dark and turbulent as the bright light of day vanishes into the the gloomy grey ahead.
As the wind howls, and the cold rain drives into the earth, a lightweight shell is your first line of defense against harsh weather. The Plasmic Jacket from Mountain Hardwear offers complete storm protection for fast-moving outdoor athletes. It’s a hi-tec weather shelter ready to keep you dry and free of clammy discomfort.
The Icebreaker Tech T-Lite simply has one purpose in life: To serve as many purposes as it can in yours. So whether the task at hand is spring climbing, summer backpacking, fall hiking, or general relaxing, get ready because the Icebreaker Tech T Lite is about to render your cotton T-shirt collection inadequate.
“One’s destination is never a place, but a new way of seeing things.” – Henry Miller
Life is too short to be lived indoors. Yet for many outdoor enthusiasts, our primary way to connect with the outdoors world is through the standard hike or trail run. It’s time to change your perspective. Change the way you see things. Change the way you experience life outside. It’s time to experience the Drop Carve Series from Landyachtz.
Ninety-nine percent of every outdoor trail running adventurer has a day job. We spend 40+ hours a week waiting for the weekend. Sitting behind the oppressive desk of daily monotony, we secretly dream of topographic maps that reveal a universe of pink dotted footpaths and orange contour lines that can deliver our running to fresh pastures and new heights.
A universe that could one day, have us climbing hernia-inducing hills, leaping across mountain streams and scrambling across heather strewn valleys – in which case you’re going to need a rugged, comfortable, and dependable trail running shoe. A shoe like the XT Wings 3 from Salomon Running.Read More
First rule of the trail? Be prepared. Your time in the outdoors can and will bring you face to face with incredible contrasts of both temperature and environment. Just as choosing the wrong direction can lead you into trouble, picking the wrong gear can leave you ill-equipped and unprepared to face whatever surprises Mother Nature has in store.
Slightly stretchy, highly breathable and backed by the real world experience of Bear Grylls, the Bear Trek Long-Sleeved Shirt from Craghoppers is versatile enough to wear down to the crag in the morning, the office in the afternoon, and then local watering hole at night. Impressive right?
Your backpack is your closest companion on the trail. From our perspective, that means a comfortable fit with ample room for all of your gear isn’t optional, it’s mandatory. Enter the Manta and Mira hydration packs from Osprey, winner of the Editors’ Choice Award for meeting our standards of quality, utility, value, and excellence. Redesigned for 2013 to provide greater comfort, stability and storage, this series isn’t just impressive, it’s our new adventure BFF.
There are times when our bodies simply crave the serene hush of the trail. For those moments Patagonia offers the EVERmore Trail Running Shoe. Light and nimble enough for short distances on smoother paths, yet rugged enough with ample foot protection to go the distance on rough terrain, the EVERmore provides an energetic kick on the trail.