John Muir referred to the Sierra Nevada as the ‘Range of Light’ and the 400-mile-long phalanx of craggy peaks and awesome landscapes still tugs mightily at the hearts of visionaries, wanderers and those hungry for adventure – or tranquility. It will also put a pounding on even the most durable of hiking boots, which made it the perfect setting to test the new Bridger hiking boot from Oboz.
Hikers are a particularly demanding bunch; the repetitive motion of logging lots of miles over varied terrain means they are perpetually on the hunt for gear that can stand the test of time – and doesn’t cut the corner on performance and durability. Following is our list of top five gift choices for the day-hiking guy and gal on your list that live for a life on the trail.Read More
It’s the eternal holiday dilemma: you want to get great gifts for the outdoor enthusiast in your life, but you can’t afford much beyond homemade cookies and a trail map. Fear not my friend, our annual Stocking Stuffer Gift Guide has got you covered with a list of prime gear gifts. Each rings in at under $60 and is sure to please the outdoor enthusiast in your life.
The ever-sprawling genre of reality television has made one thing readily apparent; one of America’s favorite pastimes is customizing, modifying and just plain tinkering with anything and everything. Now, thanks to the new KEEN custom program, you’ve got the opportunity to customize America’s favorite sandal.
On days when the mercury goes into hiding, or there’s a nip in the air and you need to travel fast and light, the Thermostatic Jacket from Mountain Hardwear is designed to give you you maximum warmth in a minimalist design.
Whether you’re traversing single tracks along California’s coastal mountains or trouncing the trails of Arches National Park in Utah, the Merrell Ascend Glove will have you feeling wickedly fast and light as you sprint up the trail, leaping over rocks and skirting around hikers as you go. With the Ascend Glove, you get the benefits of barefoot form with the comfort and protection of a lightweight trainer.
November marks the season of change - changing weather, changing light conditions and ever changing training schedules. All of which are reasons why this month has been named National run Safety Month. As a runner, it is as important as ever to make sure that you are safe and visible out on the pavement and trail. Our run team has put together a list of five essential winter run tips along with a few product suggestions that will help keep you running smart and safe all season.