Winter 2014/2015 Trail Running Shoe Roundup

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(Note: This article was co-written by Luke Harris.)

Last month we wrote about making the transition from roads to trails. One of the more important pieces of advice we learned from our trail running experts was that shoes matter. Unlike … Continue reading

See and Be Seen: How to Stay Safe While Running at Night

Pictured: New Balance Glow Beacon Jacket

If you’re on a nine to five schedule it’s likely that you won’t see much daylight for the next few months, making pre- and post-work runs quite literally a dark experience. If you’re new to night running you need only … Continue reading

Four Kinds of Snowshoes for Big People and Heavy Loads

Faber Bear Paw, Heavy Duty lacing, 16x30 inches
Carrying some weight on your belly or your back and headed out into the powder? Then go big with your snowshoe choice.

Range of Light Carries on a Rich Ecological Tradition

Robert Hanna, the great-great-grandson of John Muir and the CEO of Range of Light.

One century ago this month, on December 24, 1914, America’s greatest pioneering naturalist died in Los Angeles at age 76.  John Muir was a true Renaissance man – a botanist, geologist, engineer, inventor, rancher, explorer, ecological thinker, and writer whose … Continue reading

Taking the World by Storm One Snowfoot at a Time

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Just over two weeks into their crowdfunding campaign via Indiegogo and Snowfoot shows no sign of slowing down in support and sales. From the Italian mountains to the United States and all the way north to Canada, this innovative company … Continue reading

Snowshoeing Fun with Kids

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While for most of us, snowshoeing is a perfect activity in its own right – considering the exercise and peace of a snow-covered winter landscape among other things – for kids, especially the younger ones, it may be just a … Continue reading

TSL Introduces a New Generation of Snowshoes

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More than 36 years ago TSL Snowshoes was founded deep in the heart of the Alps and created a brand that is now known for its high quality snowshoes. A popular European household name, TSL is breaking new ground in … Continue reading

ANALYSIS: Will Merino Wool Keep Us Warm While Snowshoeing?

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“My Merino wool hat keeps me toasty warm.”

“I swear by my Merino wool socks.”

“Snowshoers are coming back to traditional materials like Merino wool.”

“I can snowshoe for hours in Merino!”

“There is nothing warmer than Merino wool.”

“Merino … Continue reading

Snowfoot: A Radical Snow Mobility Tool

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Snowfoot can only be described as an incredible start-up company that has formed a mobility tool that helps everyone cut through the snow a little bit easier. And by a little easier I mean A LOT easier.

Designed for backcountry … Continue reading

Bambool Base Layers Born in the Vail Valley

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Out of all the base layers you own, how many do you actually wear? For most avid recreationalists, a few long sleeves come out of the drawer to be worn, then washed, folded and returned. We all know of a … Continue reading

Hurrah! Choucas! Official Headwear USSSA National Snowshoe Team

Choucas GLIDE wakes up the forest.

Promising to be the brightest, best-dressed U.S. Snowshoe Association National Team yet, Choucas (“shoo kah”) tips their whimsical, colorful hats to honor the sport of snowshoeing.

Snowshoeing fast as a bird!

With their status now as the official headwear for … Continue reading

Gaiters: How to Choose

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Whether you're running snowshoe races or kicking steps above treeline, gaiters are must-have kit. Here are the design features that matter.