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2014 Spring Gear Guide

Staying Afloat: Avalanche airbags and you

In theory, these airbags will keep the skier’s body near the surface of a moving avalanche, allowing for an easier rescue. Before making any purchasing decisions, you must look at the advantages and disadvantages of three main aspects of this system.

Winter 2013/14 Gear Guide

Awesome gear to maximize your safety and comfort in the outdoors, and the local vendors who stock it.

There’s an app for that

Of course there is – it seems these days that there’s an app for everything. Following are a few that will be useful for a day on the slopes. What you won’t find in this list is one of the new avalanche apps being marketed as alternatives to avy transceivers.

Fall 2013 Gear Guide

Fantastic fall gear from Therm-a-Rest, K2, Dynafit and Helly Hansen.

Spring 2013 Gear Guide

Great gear for spring from Teva, K2, GoPro, SealLine, Live2Ride, Shark, Jones, Platypus, Spark and Helly Hansen

Randonee repairs

Mark Cionek is a program coordinator and guide for the American Alpine Institute who has logged over 100 Mt. Rainier summits, climbed Denali and Aconcagua multiple times, and been, in general, an alpine badass all over the world...

Summer 2012 Gear

Great summer gear for 2012.

Crud and mud

Your bike may speak a language all its own. Whether you are riding mountain bike trails, commuting to work or cruising city paths on the weekend, things can go wrong at any moment. If you take preventative measures to extend the life and enhance the performance of your bike, you will keep on pedaling for years to come...

On edge

Maintaining your snow sliding tools can add years to their lives and, as we all know, the equipment is expensive. Basic maintenance at home can be rewarding and save you money, but you’ll want to leave the big repairs and edging to the professionals...