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Helly Hansen Powderqueen 2.0 Jacket Waterproof,  windproof and breathable, this PrimaLoft insulated, longer cut woman’s jacket will keep you warm while its relaxed free ride fit...

After 41 years in business, Sportsman Chalet is shutting down

If you've visited their busy parking lot in the Trader Joe's complex in the last few days, you've seen the signs. Sportsman Chalet is going out of business after 41 years of helping people find the sports equipment they need to enjoy the outdoors...

Suspension-Whisperer: Duke Pakdee of Alleycat Bike Shop makes it as a...

Story by Benjamin Whitney Photos by Anne Cleary If you’ve been living under a rock for the past decade, you may not realize that Bellingham’s mountain...

DIY freezer bag backpacking meals

Story and photo by Kara Furr Freezer bag cooking is nothing new for experienced backpackers looking to keep a pack light, but it’s useful for...

Why are skis fatter in the PNW? Some insight from Backcountry...

By Chris Gerston In the Pacific Northwest, and definitely in Bellingham, we seem to like our beers hoppy, our snow plentiful and our skis fat....

Fall 2017 Gear Guide

By Pat Grubb Therm-a-Rest Slacker Hammock House Get off the cold ground in the back country with this integrated hammock, fly, bug shelter and suspender system....

Spring 2018 gear guide

By Pat Grubb 2018 Trek Marlin 5 The 5 is one of Skagit Cycle’s best selling hard tails. Great range of sizes and features RST Gila...

Mountain Technology: A guide’s take on what to use

By Jason D. Martin Historically, in order to escape from daily life and technology, one could go to the mountains. Now, with technology all around...

All things bicycle on display at the Seattle Bike Show

Thousands of local bicycle enthusiasts and industry folks flocked to the Seattle Bike Show like spokes to a hub last weekend.  The annual event at...

Following Footsteps: Climbing Rainier in gear from a famous 1963 expedition

By Andrew Waite About halfway across the Cowlitz Glacier, one of my crampons fell off for the first time. It loosened again on Cathedral Gap and...