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.
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.
From weekend treks around your local mountain, to extended expeditions along the John Muir Trail, the Sentinel hiking boot from Wolverine has been engineered for comfort, performance and durability. Built with a waterproof breathable Gore-Tex membrane and an ultra-rugged Vibram outsole, the Sentinel is a sure-footed and faithful workhorse that won’t let you down when the going gets brutal.Read More
Low weight, simple design, and bombproof weather protection define a quality tent, and the Rimrock 2 Person Tent from Easton Mountain Products is all that and more. The Rimrock 2P™ Tent provides you with an easy-to-use, effective shelter that can adapt to your various backpacking pursuits, all without breaking the bank.
You adventure hard, work up a sweat, and prefer to layer as you see fit, or even not at all. You deserve a shell that’s tough as nails and smartly equipped with essentials, but wise enough to know who calls the shots.
Built to be cardio-specific, the Columbia Triple Trail II Shell caters to the outdoor adventurer who refuses to stop every half mile to adjust layers. Columbia loaded this shell with design features and loads of outdoors intuition to make it the go-to active shell in your adventure wardrobe.Read More
With handles crafted from aircraft-grade aluminum, and a veritable cornucopia of easy to access tools, the Leatherman Charge AL Multi-Tool is the jack of all trades and the master of a few more. Whether you find yourself stuck on deserted island, or spend your weekends blitzing down singletracks, this multi-tool puts the solution to all your adventure SNAFU’s right in the palm of your hand (or hanging from your belt).Read More