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OR Show – Summer 2013 Sort-of-Live Casual Perspective Report of the First 1.5 Days

I’ve been in Salt Lake City for less than three days but it feels like a week. My Outdoor Retailer experience started when I arrived at Pineview Reservoir, location of this year’s Open Air Demo on Monday night, the Open Air Demo day had not started yet but I was there because I had won […]

Outdoor Research Insight Lab – I’m in!

A representative for Outdoor Research, makers of outdoor gear since as long as I can remember [they officially started in 1981] recently contacted me via Twitter asking me for my email. I gave it to him and it turns out I was chosen to be part of the inaugural Outdoor Research Insight Lab team! This […]

Cébé Cinetik and Wild Sunglasses Review

I have issues with sunglasses. Sometimes they are too big for me and slide down my face, sometimes they give me headaches from temple pressure and/or poor quality lenses, sometimes they give me funny indention marks on my nose that hurt a bit when they decompress, sometimes they pull my hair out, and sometimes I […]

Petzl Elia Helmet Review – Don’t Let Looks Fool You

“Hey, cool helmet!” a guy arriving to the crag called out from behind me. I said, “Thanks, I’m reviewing it. It’s a women’s specific helmet.” “Oh, I could guess that because of the things around it,” he circled his finger around this head. He meant the vine and leaf like design on the helmet. A […]

Katadyn Hiker Pro Water Filter Pump Review – Oldie But Goodie

I think reviews don’t always have to be for the latest gear so here’s one on a product that’s been around awhile, it’s my tried and true water filter, the Katadyn Hiker Pro. I first encountered this wonder when my then boyfriend (now husband) brought it backpacking on a trip we were taking in Yosemite. […]

The Clymb: $10 for Signing up! and What is it?

Now through July 18th, your friends get $10 just for signing up The Clymb is building the planet’s most dedicated network of core outdoor enthusiasts and athletes. So tell like-minded friends and family about us. We’ll credit your account $10 when their first order ships. There are two ways to tell people about The Clymb […]

Camera Harness Review – The KEYHOLE

As an outdoor adventure photographer I find myself wearing a backpack and sometimes being caught between wanting to have fast access to my camera and wanting it to be secure and comfortable to carry while I scramble around. The folks at Backcountry Solutions have come up with an answer to this situation. They offer the […]

Review: Orikaso Bowl and Cup

I’ve been meaning to write a review on the foldable bowl and cup I own for some time now so here it is. The Orikaso Bowl “What is that?” a fellow camper asked me. It’s a question I’ve gotten a lot on various backpacking and camping trips. It comes up because someone sees me using […]

Our Trad Rack is Gone – Trip Report Prologue

“I’m sick to my stomach,” K was telling me. Mine wasn’t doing too well either. It was Thursday, July 9, a day before my departure date for a 9 day climbing trip and I was just getting the news that our trad rack of gear was possibly donated to a local charity who would have […]