Cabot Hosiery Mill in Northfield Vermont, has weathered some death-defying business challenges over the last decade or so, to emerge as the leading manufacturer of socks — and come with a lifetime guarantee. Continuing long-held family high standards, third generation … Continue reading
COMBINING WOOL AND NYLON
The traditional three layer system can be overkill for snowshoeing. Breaking trail through fresh powder on a sunny 25°F/-4°C day is hot and sweaty work.
One option is a two layer system consisting of a merino … Continue reading
Snowshoe Magazine would like to congratulate the Airlite Inflatable Snowshoes company and its owner, Rick Stafford, on winning first place at the Arctic Innovation Competition in Fairbanks, Alaska.
The Arctic Innovation Competition was created in 2008 by University of Alaska … Continue reading
The Canadian boot-building juggernaut has been in business for a century now, in one form or another. Best known for its line of rugged and durable … Continue reading
The Northern Lites snowshoe company was founded in 1992; in recent years, it experienced a decline in sales. So, in 2011, the Hallgren brothers saw an opportunity to acquire the company and then revamp the branding and marketing. Today, it’s … Continue reading
A Washington snowshoer goes out for a day trip, but spends 50 hours lost in the woods. Here is his story, along with recommendations on how to avoid a similar ordeal.
Tacoma, Washington snowshoer Yong Chun Kim’s 50 hours on … Continue reading
A company famous for producing top-quality racing snowshoes started more than 20 years ago, when necessity truly was the mother of invention. Redfeather snowshoes, owned by ORC Industries of LaCrosse, Wis., started in the highest city in the United States, … Continue reading
The SIA Snow Show was in Denver again and as always, all the toys needed to play and have fun in the snow were on display. Check out the video to hear some of the exhibitors talk about what they … Continue reading
When you think of luxury sports cars it’s easy to see why Italians feel they have the market cornered. Fine Italian cars include the Ferrari, Lamborghini and Maserati. Just as automobile fans are in awe of the fine curves of … Continue reading
My last day at Outdoor Retailer was spent considering all the clothing and footwear options. While innovation in trends wasn’t revolutionary – there is an obvious continuance of the push to bring low-profile apparel and minimalist footwear to consumers, development … Continue reading
Day two at Outdoor Retailer (OR) was more about getting a look at new products that are launching. Taking aim at getting us outdoors or making it more comfortable when we do venture out and a few definitely stood out.… Continue reading
Whenever you see images of arctic explorers and adventurers trudging across the snow they are rarely carrying a backpack. Instead, they are pulling their gear behind them on a toboggan or sled. These sleds are called pulks.
Not surprisingly, the … Continue reading